Are you sure? When did that change?
There are SOME affliiate links which aren't permitted (Clickbank is a good example), and the link has to add value to the reader, but I thought reputable links were still permitted.
"Purely promotional offers and articles designed only to promote other sites or businesses are not allowed. In particular, the following actions are likely to get your articles identified as overly promotional:
including more than 2 links to any one domain
keyword stuffed: repeatedly emphasizes words or phrases (often times with bold or italics)
short "teasers" with links to "read more" at another site
solely promotes a product, site, program, organization, or service
excessive Amazon Capsules
including links to a page that contains largely the same content as your article
Please note that promotional links are links that you have any interest in promoting (your blog, your Website, affiliate offers, etc.)."
I'm aware of that section, however what that prohibits is Hubs which are designed SOLELY to promote those links. If you've written a useful article and you are recommending the product you're linking to, it is permitted, following the same rules as for Amazon (which is an affiliate link too, of course).
Remember, there is a box to tick when you're creating a link, asking you to indicate whether it's an affiliate link (so it can be marked "no follow"). If it wasn't allowed, why would that even be mentioned?
Well he can try to get it through. I'll make a bet it will be rejected or snipped
I'd say there's a good chance it will be. However the fact remains that there's nothing in the rules to say it's not permitted, if the guidelines are followed.
Marissa -You of all people know that self promotion is not allowed.
Nevertheless she is correct that outside affiliate links are not blanket-banned. They are assessed on a case by case basis and some are permitted.
Yes, of course I know SELF-promotion is not allowed.
Adding an affiliate link to a company (not your own) is not SELF-promotion.
As Psycheskinner says, affiliate links are not blanket-banned. A few dubious affiliate companies (like Clickbank) are blacklisted. Affiliate links that lead to spammy single-product websites aren't allowed either. But a useful link to a product that's affiliated through a reputable merchant or network (like ShareASale, for instance), is allowed.
As for getting paid - you get paid either by the supplier, if you're a direct affiliate, or by the network if it's through a network. The affiliate provider doesn't need to have any relationship with HubPages because they don't need to do anything on HubPages itself. The special affiliate code enables the merchant to identify and track the reader arriving at their website.
Hello, theraggededge. How are you? I noticed that you have a hubberscore of 100!! Meanwhile, I have a 94, even with 26 articles.
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