"Google believes that pure, or "thin," affiliate websites do not provide additional value for web users, especially (but not only) if they are part of a program that distributes its content across a network of affiliates. These sites often appear to be cookie-cutter sites or templates the same or similar content replicated within the same site, or across multiple domains or languages. Because a search results page could return several of these sites, all with the same content, thin affiliates create a frustrating user experience."
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Nice to read your article. There is a common question among the e-commerce sellers that is whether they can use Amazon affiliate links on facebook ads. Facebook has no problems if we use affiliate links in ads, but Amazon can disapprove it and might shut down us. We can use affiliate links inside the page posts or other page content without issue until we don’t try to boost those posts. For running ads and getting affiliate commission, what others do is send advertising traffic to a landing page on where people can click to buy the product on Amazon and that second click uses an affiliate link. That’s the safest way to go about this.
Give your audience the tools to be successful on Shopify. As a way to attract referrals, offer your audience resources and bonuses to equip them with the tools to be a successful entrepreneurs. Some ideas include: a consultation session over video chat, a store audit, supplementary educational materials, or showcasing their Shopify story on your own platforms.
Once you’ve recruited your affiliates, you’ll want to keep tabs on them and the performance of your program. Regular communication is essential to establishing a strong affiliate program, and this can happen via email, as that’s the preferred method of communication for most affiliate marketers, per the AffStat 2016 Affiliate Marketing Benchmark Report.
If you decide that creating a group works for you, just remember that moderating requires some work. It’s not that different from running a Facebook Page —; you have to keep it alive, so you’ll need to post regularly and get the ball rolling in the discussion. And, of course, you will need to monitor anything what’s going on - Especially the quality of your discussion threads. Your watchful eye will be needed here.
It used to be that you’d scan the Yellow Pages and look for a fellow handyman to swing by and fix your gutters or leak. With the Thumbtack app you can enter in the type of project you need someone to work on, whether that’s a Wedding DJ or a Handyman, Thumbtack has the most extensive database of available workers on your project willing to bid on it.
The only issue with Pretty Links is that some amazon.com affiliates have been banned using Pretty Links. The affiliate agreement prohibits cloaking links. In other words, the person who visits your site has to know you are an amazon.com affiliate and that by clicking the link you will be brought to amazon.com. There is some discussion whether Pretty Links is okay as long as you are clear about being an affiliate.
After this, you’ll have to fill in some extra information, which will be the key to your success. Facebook clicks and fans can be cheap if done right. But do it wrong and you’ll end up paying a lot for them. So you need to be careful and select the right things in order to make it worth it. Usually, you’ll see that Facebook offers you an average price for fans. This is the box that appears on one of my fanpages:
I recommend that you start with affiliate marketing first in order to identify the vertical/product that you want to pursue. You will want to use native advertising as it is the best and most efficient way to drive traffic to your landing pages. There are many native advertising networks each with their own strengths, though I recommend finding a platform which allows you to aggregate your media buy under one account. These aggregator platforms also offer CPA optimization tools and also offer much better personal support.
Hi Tim! I’ve talked to Amazon about this as well, as have many other bloggers I know personally. Each one of us is getting different answers. It’s VERY frustrating. Many have been told as long as their Pinterest account is listed in their profile, it’s fine. For those that haven’t, I’ve pointed out during my calls to Amazon that you can pin Amazon affiliate products directly to Pinterest from the rewardStyle interface, so it’s silly for them to tell anyone that they can’t do it directly from their Amazon Associates account. But of course, with Amazon giving different bloggers different answers, you have to do what you are comfortable with. Or, if in doubt, pin Amazon products via rewardStyle if you are a member 🙂 Hope that helps.
Hi Ally, You don’t need anything like Leadpages or autoresponders to use affiliate links on Pinterest. All you need are to be a part of some affiliate programs and a Pinterest account as I mentioned above! I pay for neither Leadpages nor an autoresponder, I’m not sure why they would be necessary for affiliate marketing? Maybe I have misunderstood. Gemma
However, Facebook further explains that branded content “features or is influenced by a business partner for an exchange of value,” which affiliate marketing is not. Facebook does require any businesses or individuals that post branded content to tag the third-party’s page and disclose their relationship. To err on the side of caution, it’s a good idea for affiliate marketers to adopt this practice on Facebook, too.
That’s it for now. We hope this article has been of use in helping you learn more about the offers of both Walmart’s and Amazon’s affiliate marketing and third-party seller programs. For more insight, we recommend reading a recent article on Bloomberg featuring an interview with Walmart CEO Doug McMillon; “Can Walmart’s Expensive New E-commerce Operation Compete With Amazon?”