Using Affiliate Links in Hubs

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  1. Whitney05 profile image82
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    I didn't think that we could use affiliate links in hubs that go straight to (say) Amazon (or wherever).

    I just ran across a hubber who has over 100 hubs, most of which use direct links to amazon products. I didn't think this was in the TOS to do. Or do you just get a warning notice.

    I thought I tried doing it one time, and got some kind of notice. I can't remember. It's easier to just use the Amazon capsule anyway. Plus, I'd like to help feed the dog who helps to feed me.

  2. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    I don't know of any rule against it but I don't like it. I know you can use affiliate links not supported by a capsule and that seems fair enough but I prefer the ads in a capsule. The amazon ones look nice to me, I wouldn't try to cut HP out by using a text link as I doubt people will actually click them as much as proper ads. I do wish there was a capsule with a program like commission junction or another similar type affiliate program smile

  3. Mrvoodoo profile image62
    Mrvoodooposted 8 years ago

    I believe (but could be wrong) that you're allowed to use your two self-serving links in the manner you've described above, as long as you have your hub set to commercial so that HP can still earn from Adsense.

    But like you, I use the capsules for the same reason.  They earn their share.

    1. kirstenblog profile image76
      kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      and they look nicer smile

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image62
        Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's true. smile

 
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