Hotelscombined affiliate program

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  1. idanbraun profile image46
    idanbraunposted 11 months ago

    Can I add Hotelscombined affiliate links to an article?

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      No, it's against Terms of Service.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. theraggededge profile image97
          theraggededgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          "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.)."

          1. Marisa Wright profile image96
            Marisa Wrightposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            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?

  2. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 11 months ago

    Well he can try to get it through. I'll make a bet it will be rejected or snipped big_smile

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. galleryofgrace profile image81
        galleryofgraceposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Marissa -You of all people know that self promotion is not allowed.

        1. psycheskinner profile image84
          psycheskinnerposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 11 months agoin reply to this

            My question is this:  If you use them, how do you get paid?

            1. psycheskinner profile image84
              psycheskinnerposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              The same way you get paid by any affiliate link, via their program.

        2. Marisa Wright profile image96
          Marisa Wrightposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          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.

    2. Ivan Hernandez profile image92
      Ivan Hernandezposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hello, theraggededge. How are you? I noticed that you have a hubberscore of 100!! Meanwhile, I have a 94, even with 26 articles.

      1. theraggededge profile image97
        theraggededgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        All good here smile And look at you with a 94! Well done.

        1. Ivan Hernandez profile image92
          Ivan Hernandezposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          I've made a few changes to the donald Trump Article. I know promotion is illegal, but could someone please read it?

 
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