I have been to a lot of websites that are similar to the subject of my niche, finding relief for migraine headaches. I have noticed that many of them, in fact many health websites in general, use what the call an Affiliate Page where they list all their affiliates. Have any of you ever come across this and how do you feel about using an affiliate page? I have come up wiith many pros and cons and I remain undecided.

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KathrynR78 Premium
You have no idea how much this niche interests me! I would love a link to your page! As you say no one knows unless you’ve been there and I certainly have, literally millions of times!!! Wishing you every success and thank you for teaching me something regarding the affiliate pages too - I’m just choosing my niche so am a little behind!
Kathryn
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Armlemt Premium
The URL to my site is

FreedomFromMigraines.com.

I am working on new content now - I would have more, but i still get 4-5 migraines a week. The article iI'm working on now is about treatment alternatives, which lays the groundwork for product reviews.

Good luck to you!
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DDrees Premium
I ran across the same thing in looking on other sites and I did wonder if it is a legal requirement so thanks for addressing this topic. It's been useful to read through the comments.

All the best!
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JeannineC Premium
Not a legal requirement, though the page should include the necessary FTC disclosures too.
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Armlemt Premium
I'm glad this has helped you!
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Sftat Premium
The FTC disclosure requirements aren't legally binding? I thought there were legal penalties for non-compliance. What is the distinction?
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Armlemt Premium
My question exactly. I thought we were required by law in the UUS to disclose the relationship.
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JeannineC Premium
I thought you were saying that people created the single page strategy as a compliance requirement, which is not the case.

You must disclose an affiliate relationship on each page where an affiliate link appears. You don't have to do it before every link on that page, but you do need to do so before the first link appears. Putting something at the bottom of the page, FYI, is not FTC compliant.

Does that help?
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Sftat Premium
Thanks; that explains it for me. Sounds like the FTC has a legal stick, and applies it to compliance with their regulatory standard, which is disclosure on the affiliate link page before the first link.

I'm doing that same-page, before the link disclosure. I'm not sure how they would react to my choice to use alternate language and an additional detail page to comply with the spirit of that standard. I'm satisfied that it provides effective notice. If the FTC disagrees, I plan to deal with that when I'm informed...
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JeannineC Premium
As long as you are putting something on each page, same size type, same tone of writing, not just saying "affiliate link" because most people don't know what that is, the FTC will see intent and be content. Adding it on an additional page is icing on the cake to them.
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Sftat Premium
It makes perfect sense, and it seems fair, but I only stumbled onto the FTC standard after I began placing links. Did I miss this in Kyles training, or is it just too US specific to be included?
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Armlemt Premium
I haven't come accord it in training, but I did look up the FTC regulation. I think that it is too US specific to be included in the training. Kyle operates in Canada and may not be aware of the regulation in the US.
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Armlemt Premium
Thank you for responding. You may be correct.
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JeannineC Premium
I actually am responsible for monitoring FTC compliance rules for Awin.com and will be leading a webinar on the subject next month. Hope I know this stuff!
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Armlemt Premium
Let me know how to tune in to the webinar please?
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JeannineC Premium
I will for sure, as soon as we schedule it.
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Armlemt Premium
Thank you! You should announce it in a bog or something so evreryone will know.
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JeannineC Premium
I always try to be careful about sharing anything which will take people off the WA site. I'll check with Kyle about it, and if he's cool, I'll share it that way for sure.
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Armlemt Premium
I understand. But you will let me know?
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JeannineC Premium
Absolutely!
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Armlemt Premium
Thanks!
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JeannineC Premium
I've seen it used often too. It wouldn't be my first choice because you are asking readers to click to yet another page before they can start shopping. Statistically you will always get the best response by placing deeplinks into your text, pointing right to the place where they can buy whatever you are talking about. If you want to have the shopping page as well, that can work, but you will lose a lot of sales if that's all you have.
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Armlemt Premium
I plan to add them in my text, too. This is just in afdition to that.
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Fleeky Premium
Great idea...
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Armlemt Premium
Thank you!
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herinnelson Premium
I never thought about it, so thanks for bringing it up! I think it is a great idea and I'm going to add one to each of my affiliate sites. It will give guests a thorough understanding of ads and affiliates used on each site. Great post!
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Armlemt Premium
Thank you! I appreciate the feedback.
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MKearns Premium
I wish you the best in finding a good support group Anita. They can be transformational!
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Armlemt Premium
Yes, they can Mike!
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Sftat Premium
Your inquiry is an important one, Anita,

There are lots of experience folks in this business that see this as a hard and fast requirement, if you do business in the US.

I take a different approach than most. I think the purpose is to disclose relationships as required by law. I do this with different language, so as not to imply prejudice that I don't have in favor of products or services simply because of revenue. I use the term sponsorship.

Here is my sponsorship page:
https://failsafeisolation.com/our-sponsors

Here is a page that refers visitors to the sponsorship page:
https://failsafeisolation.com/preventing-contamination-with-positive-pressure-ventilation
The note and link are just under half way down the post - just before the glove bag image.

I'm not sure if that helps, but in my opinion, mentioning the fact that there is an affiliate relationship is a legal requirement for us in the USA. How we do it, on the other hand, is something that we can choose to craft our own way.

Steve
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Armlemt Premium
Thank you Steve! I never considered this. I'm actually hoping to form a relationship with organizations, like the American Migraine Foundation because they have great support groups that are free to join. Thats a idea for the future, though. Who knows, maybe zI'll learn to start and maintain my own support group one day. No one understands like someone whos been there.
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brichnow21 Premium
I hope, too, to have support groups, within my site for the 12 Steps, which will connect others with similar problems.
Not sure, how, but that's the vision.
I will also connect to each organization, too.
Thanks for broadening my vision!
Barb
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Armlemt Premium
You're welcome Barb!
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JeanLouis87 Premium
After reading most of the WA debate here about having an Affiliate Page, I went to Amazon's live chat and asked about how I might head such a page on my new website, because their RULES are so emphatic about never saying or even implying a direct "connection" with Amazon. They were very specific that I could write that I have an Affiliate relationship. So I asked if I could use "Sponsor" and they were adamant that I could NOT say or imply the amazon has a sponsorship relationship with me. OK.
Then I came across this post of yours and thought I had better tell you about my conversation with Amazon.,....for what it is worth.
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Armlemt Premium
Thank you so much for the information! I will certainly rememberemember this. Ill have to go back and read this becabecause its my unferstanding that we must have a disclosdisclosure that we get paid when someone clicks on oone of our links and makes a purchase.
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mikewood1975 Premium
I don’t see how it would be effective.
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Armlemt Premium
Thank you for your input Mike!
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mikewood1975 Premium
I misunderstood what you were saying, I thought you just had a page where the products you were promoting were on, not on your blog posts. I use an affiliate disclosure on every post because it is required by law in the US. An affiliate disclosure page is a great idea in my opinion.
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Armlemt Premium
I'm sorry that wasn't clear. I am going to add an Affiliates page. I think it will work well. Can you give me a link to your site so I can see your disclosure? It would help a lot.
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Armlemt Premium
Thank you!
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Armlemt Premium
That helps a lot! Thank you again!
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