Hello All I’m a bit confused about the Affiliate disclosure.
On my site I have the affiliate disclosure page and on every written post I write that it may contain affiliate links. I got this message from a friend with this advice.
“I couldn't find an affiliate disclosure on a page containing affiliate links. It needs to be clearly present on any page with links, and cannot simply be a link to a disclosure. “
I don’t understand what it means. Can someone please elaborate?

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Triblu Premium
Hey Lisa,

You're not alone, even though I DO have an affiliate disclosure clearly added in my footer, I have a special one for Amazon links: and yet, I STILL had Amazon complain that I was not complying with the FTC Endorsement Guides as I ALSO needed to make sure that ALL of my affiliate links CLEARLY state something like the following:
(my affiliate link)
to be added RIGHT after or before the affiliate links.

Thought I had done this but upon inspecting my work, they were correct. I had failed to add that ONE major requirement that was needed LONG before a disclosure or disclaimer was EVER needed.

Not sure how I failed to do this, but am ever soooo thankful to Amazon for notifying me of my failure to comply, suggesting I fixt this immediately... which, I did.

Hope this helps you.
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mjcharland Premium Plus
Thanks for sharing this. I was wondering how to handle this Amazon affiliate disclosure statement.
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Triblu Premium
You're very welcome Monique, and Thank YOU for letting me know that this helped you too.
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Caruana Premium
Hi Lisa, I have a disclosure sentence on each post and link it to my disclosure page. I used to include it at the beginning of the post but then I noticed most of my competitor sites put it at the bottom and I moved it there. Some don´t even include it in the posts.
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
I have it on the bottom of every page that’s why I’m confused. The only thing I have not done is link it to the affiliate disclosure page.
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JeannineC Premium
Your competitors are doing it wrong by placing it at the bottom of their posts. It needs to be at the top, preceeding the first affiliate link on each page. Anything else - footer, sidebar, link to another page - is not acceptable.

I've actually led webinars on FTC Compliance, working with FTC lawyers on this. The rules are clear. Failure to comply puts your site, your merchants, and your participation in their affiliate programs at risk.
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
Thank you very much for making it clear for me my friend. I will move them all and link them to the affiliate disclosure page. I as not doubting you, I just didn’t understand.
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JeannineC Premium
You rock!
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Caruana Premium
I will do the required changes. Muchas gracias.
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JeannineC Premium
Excellent move! Your merchants will definitely appreciate it!
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EnergyK Premium
I have been following the answers. You have cleared the dust Jeannine. Thank you. What about the Native Ads and the banners? Do you have to have a statement to these too?
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JeannineC Premium
If those contain your affiliate link rather than come from an ad network, then yes, disclosure must be included. Glad you found my information helpful!
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DCaribbeanQ Premium
There is supposed to be an affiliate disclosure on each page that contains affiliate links. And it should be before any affiliate links are used. You should of course also have an affiliate disclosure page.
Cheers,
Candy Benn
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
I agree and I have both that’s why I’m confused.
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Selenityjade Premium
The Affiliate Disclosure page must be available, but ALL posts that contain affiliate links must contain a small disclosure saying "This post contains affiliate links" and "I earn a commission on qualifying purchases", etc.

The Disclosure MUST be above any affiliate links and visible! You can't put it at the footer or somewhere out of the way. They say the closer to the link itself, the better. I put mine right below the introduction in any post.

But on social media, you can just use #ad or #sponsored or whatever as a disclosure.
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
I have it on all of my pages but it’s at the bottom, so I need to move it?
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Selenityjade Premium
Yes. The FTC wants it to be placed above the links, since not everyone reads to the bottom of an article. That's also why having an Affiliate Disclosure page only is not enough, most people don't see those unless they look for it. It has to be obvious to anyone reading the article from a search engine. They might click a link and leave your site without seeing it if it is at the bottom. Does that make sense?
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