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Can you put affiliate links into your hubs?

  1. BethanRose profile image87
    BethanRoseposted 5 years ago

    Hey guys.
    Well, i didn't think you could until I read an aritcle on here about linking pieces of text in a hub to the affiliate links of Clickbank products, etc.
    I thought I'd ask, because I do a little affiliate marketing myself, but do not want to break the rules and p*** others off!
    I simply love writing here anyway and don't really make much money as of yet, which doesn't bother me. Biut if I can post affiliate links, I won't miss out on the opportunity!
    Any comments kindly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Bethan Rose

    1. recommend1 profile image71
      recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You can check my hub about it if you like, I am legal big_smile

    2. markstew profile image61
      markstewposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am kind of new at the entire affiliate marketing  thing, but your best option is to create a landing page such as a blog by blogger or word press or even a website to direct potential customers to after that they can go to the products website and purchase the product. Place a link in your hub to your landing page

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You can't link to landing pages either.  I had a Hub unpublished because I included a link to a landing page for an ebook.

        1. BethanRose profile image87
          BethanRoseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Oh.. Im actually working on my blog to do this,but you can't link to landing pages? Im just about to read up on the hp guidelines. So confusing:(

          1. Marisa Wright profile image93
            Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Some affiliate links are regarded as prohibited links:

            http://hubpages.com/faq/#prohibited+links

            You would probably be OK if you link to a page which is part of a larger blog, and has other relevant information on it.  Affiliate landing pages are often standalone and blatant sales pitches, and they're definitely not allowed.

            Clickbank isn't allowed because although it has some good offers on there, there is also a huge amount of rubbish.  Reputable affiliate companies like ShareASale charge merchants a hefty set-up fee which keeps away the cowboys, and that's why HubPages allows links to them.

            1. BethanRose profile image87
              BethanRoseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks very much for the link! I work with Clickbank so maybe I should give ShareASale a go... I've never heard of them!

  2. PaulGoodman67 profile image90
    PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago

    Depends on the company you are affiliating with.  Some are not allowed, others aren't.  If you try to use an affiliate that isn't allowed, HP will tell you and not let you publish the post until you've removed them.

    Read up on the HP guidelines for details.

  3. PaulGoodman67 profile image90
    PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago

    Oops, I meant some *are* and some *aren't* allowed, of course!  :-)

  4. Garrett Mickley profile image82
    Garrett Mickleyposted 5 years ago

    Clickbank is one of the ones not allowed, I guess.  I used a URL mask from my website to hide the affiliate link (not from Hubpages, from the users, because it looks cleaner) and they informed me today that I can't do that either.

  5. BethanRose profile image87
    BethanRoseposted 5 years ago

    That's great, thanks all for your help!!! :-)

  6. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Not to clickbank.  But most direct referral programs(e.g. direct to retailer) are okay so long as there are no more than two links to it.

    1. BethanRose profile image87
      BethanRoseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thats really helpful, i'll definitely keep this in mind. thanks

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, that's what I found too.  I also have links to ShareaSale and Affiliate Future products which haven't been penalized. 

      Clickbank was specifically mentioned as prohibited.

 
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