I am planning on adding affiliate links to an app I use.

Is it better to
- write a page on the topic of what I use the app for, including how I use the app to achieve what I am writing about, and put the affiliate links in there
- write a page dedicated to reviewing the app itself without the additonial information more focused on the topic itself

I was just starting to do the second, and then thought of another site which has pure reviews minus any of the helpful other information that drives people to my site and I might be doing it wrong going with the second option if I am trying to make money through affiliate links.

Also, I wonder if it seems less honest to do the second way — as in, provding help on a topic and "slipping in" an affiliate link, as opposed to a review being blatantly there to review a product.

I'm curious to hear your thoughts.

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jghwebbrand Premium
You can write purely informational pages and link those to your related product review posts.

Need some ideas for informational content.
Use tools like the following to see questions you can address for your niche.
soolve.com answersocrates.com usetopic.com/people-also-ask and Google search scroll down and find "People also ask section" or use Quora.com. You can also use searchresponse.io/people-also-ask
DianeScorpio Premium
When adding an affiliate link, it should be within its own review post. Not just added to an informational post.

Adding links in this way is unlikely to convert to sales because you haven't given enough information for your reader to decide they want to buy the product.

And it may lead to Google seeing it as "thin content" - that you have written the post purely as an excuse to try and sell something, rather than help people, and then it won't be ranked very high.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Review page.

From your informational posts you may connect to your reviews posts.

Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.
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JohnJStanley Premium Plus
Good advice here AbieAJ, I was thinking the same
AbieAJ Premium Plus
You're very welcome John.

Hope you are well and doing great.