Adwords and Affiliate Links

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by ollie9009, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. ollie9009

    ollie9009 Junior Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to PPC, but what are the rules about having/ using an affiliate link in Google Adwords? Are you allowed to display the "official site" web URL and then have your own affiliate link...which will be a different URL, although it takes it to the official website (like advertised in the ad).

    I know you used to be able to do this, but have there been recent changes?

    Thanks
     
  2. mrblackjack

    mrblackjack Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    you need to cloak. you cannot drive traffic to your aff url with Adwords nor can you use a Display url that differs from the destination url, unless, again, you apply cloaking on it
     
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    kuzmanin Regular Member

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    No way your ad will going to be disapproved or account banned
    Don't do it if you want your adwordsmto stay open for long time
     
  4. QuiQui

    QuiQui Newbie

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    Yep- this is no joke. Do it and your account could be banned for LIFE! It's really nothing you'd want to happen.