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Why is affiliate marketing not allowed on blogger?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by meingeld, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. meingeld

    meingeld Newbie

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    My blogger account got disabled for adding affiliate marketing links after years of using the blog for marketing sites of my affiliate partners. I am working on getting back my blog but might have to move my blog after it is reopened.
    Has anybody had the same issue with blogger? How did you resolve it?
     
  2. gorrior

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    Switched to wordpress.
     
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  3. meingeld

    meingeld Newbie

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    Is wordpress free too like blogger? Will I be able to transfer my whole blog to wordpress?
     
  4. johnny_wadd

    johnny_wadd Registered Member

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    Just checked some of my bloggers and my affiliate links have been taken down! Would switching to TUMBLR blogs be okay for affiliate marketing purposes?
     
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    ferma231 Elite Member

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    Just buy domain, and host and take control of what you do.
     
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    it is allowed, but don't do it aggresively, i used to do amazon on blogger when i first started made some good $$$, but once i got over 100+ articles and used the custom amazon codes to add more products in the articles, my blog was removed, so if you don't want to invest money in domain and hosting then you have to use blogger carefully.
     
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    I have a blog with amazon product so it mean my blog also in danger
     
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    Just checked and I didn't have any problem with my blog on blogger.. Although I am not using it as I have self hosted blogs... . Instead of using third party platforms, It is always better to use self hosted blogs for affiliate marketing because not only you get full control over it but you can also use different but useful plugins which you might not be able to use on other free blogging platforms.

    Also most of the free platforms like blogger, wordpress etc. don't allow affiliate marketing that violates their rules...

    This is what wordpress has to say regarding this...

    Blogs that violate our advertising policy or fall into one of the following categories are not allowed on WordPress.com:


    • Scraper blogs: Blogs that take content from other blogs and re-publish it without permission (this is sometimes called scraping). If a blog contains stolen content, it?s gone!
    • SEO blogs: Blogs that are written for search engines instead of humans. These blogs are dedicated to trying to fool Google and other search engines into ranking them or the sites they link to highly. WordPress.com is not meant for this type of activity.
    • Affiliate marketing blogs: Blogs with the primary purpose of driving traffic to affiliate programs and get-rich-quick schemes (?Make six figures from home!!?, ?20 easy steps to top profits!!?, etc). This includes multi-level marketing (MLM) blogs and pyramid schemes. To be clear, people writing their own original book, movie or game reviews and linking them to Amazon, or people linking to their own products on Etsy do NOT fall into this category.
    • Warez blogs: Blogs that promote pirated copies of ebooks, software packages, music, movies, games, etc.
    • Automated blogs: Blogs that are generated by computers, including randomly generated blogs, blogs that re-publish press releases, marketing material, search engine results, link dumps or any other mass-produced content.

    Hope that helps....

    Shaishav Sood
     
  9. casestudy

    casestudy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    May be you have violated blogger terms in other ways. 'Blogger' officially provides 'amazon associates' gadget, that means it is allowed to market affiliate products.


    Since there is still risk, it would be wise to buy a domain and shared hosting.
     
  10. MafiaBoss

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    No not necessarily, only use the blogger default amazon widget to display products and you will be save.
     
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    Because Google isn't getting a cut. Moving up to WordPress is very cheap, even if you invest in plugins and a professional theme.