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Annotation that redirect to my WP website which redirect to affiliates...

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by forethan, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. forethan

    forethan Regular Member

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    Hi!
    I've created a youtube video where i put a link of my website with annotation tool in youtube.
    The link that i put on my video is http://www.mydomain.com/myaffiliateproduct
    I've made this link with prettylink who fake the real link.
    For example, if you click on my link (www.mydomain.com/myaffiliateproduct), you'll be instantly redirect to the affiliate website than i promote(whearas it's written that you must go to the page mydomain.com/myaffiliateproduct.

    And my question is : can youtube will ban me if i do that???
    If yes, it would be better to create a page which promote this product directly on my website and then the user can click through my affiliate link directly from this page and not dorectly from youtube,isn't it?
     
  2. Tommy Lawrence

    Tommy Lawrence Senior Member

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    Annotations are awesome for calls-to-action or linking to other videos on your channel, but when it comes the more serious business of linking to your website, it is often a better practice to place your link in the description, and request the user to click that link using an annotation, text or audio message
    I don't understand, are you saying you have used URL shortener like bit.ly or tinyurl?
    I don't think so, but please read the YouTube Policy of spam, deceptive practices and scams just to be sure.
     
  3. forethan

    forethan Regular Member

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    I think annotation is good to send your youtube viewers directly to your affiliate product(for example at the end of the videos ut your affiliate link with a text like "For more info click here..."

    Ok i know my english is bad so i will try to explain better:

    Prettylink is a plugin for wordpress who mask the real URL.

    Let's say you create a tutorial for adobe photoshop and encourage everybody to buy adobe photoshop...
    You go to prettylink and enter in a case your affiliate link : http://adobe.com/afiliateXXX
    and you enter the url which will be show when you go hover with your mouse : http://www.mydomain.com/photoshop/
    You apply.
    And now, everybody who click on the link http://www.mydomain.com/photoshop/ will be redirect to http://adobe.com/afiliateXXX

    Is it safe for my youtube account to put this link (http://www.mydomain.com/photoshop/) directly on my videos with annotations?
     
  4. forethan

    forethan Regular Member

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    Nobody knows the answer???

    I need to know because i will invest many times on my website + youtube channel and it would be irritating if youtube ban me.