Affiliate Marketing Disclosures

Last Update: April 13, 2015

There is something that we all need to pay closer attention to. Many of you are already doing this but some of you are not even aware of the need. The guidelines for affiliate marketing disclosures do change from time to time. I need to update my sites and you may need to do that as well.

It used to be that an affiliate marketing disclosure could be in the footer or in your privacy policy. Now, it seems that it must be very noticeable and presented without the need to either scroll to the bottom of the post or by clicking on something. I recently suggested to a friend to place a short disclosure on the sidebar. However, will that be seen in a mobile view? That is something to consider as well. Some themes will and some won't.

I found an excellent article by Copyblogger that shows an easy way to create a simple disclosure and use it to your advantage.

http://www.copyblogger.com/affiliate-marketing-disclosure/

Those who are Amazon affiliates should be aware of their rules as well. If Amazon checks your site and you do not have the following on it, they can close your account and with hold any payments that they owe you. This is copied from their terms of service.

. "You must, however, clearly state the following on your site: “[Insert your name] is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to [insert the applicable site name (amazon.com, amazonsupply.com, or myhabit.com)].”

I hope that everyone has a good and productive day.

Take care,

Glenda

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JeanR Premium
Thanks Glenda.. Bookmarked ..
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teacup Premium
You are welcome.
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GARYPICK Premium
Thank you Glenda!
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teacup Premium
you are welcome!
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leoemery Premium
I use a bunch - I have mine in the footer and I have them on a separate page on my site - the link is in my side bar - and I also mention it in every post I do that has affiliate links.

And I am proud to mention I am an affiliate. Some people seem to be afraid to say they are and even go as far as cloaking links.

I think they think because they are an affiliate people won't buy through their links.

So not true

And if someone does not like the fact I am an affiliate and does not use my link - nothing I can do and in reality - who cares.

More people use my links then people that do not. Plus I'm here for the long run and I want to be in compliance with everything.

Thanks for the update and the reminder

If any one needs it I posted affiliate and earnings disclaimers that any WA member can copy and use on their site.
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teacup Premium
Thank you Leo. You are always helpful to all of us here. I have learned a lot from you. This affiliate and earnings disclaimer will be very helpful to a lot of people here.
Glenda
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MarionBlack Premium
I love it Glenda. I've just added a positive disclaimer to my website. ~Marion
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teacup Premium
That is a good one Marion. LOL
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hi Glenda, I hope this is in the training, I really need to go back through and take a look, it has been awhile.
Thanks for the reminder to everyone :)
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teacup Premium
Your welcome Shawn. This is something that does change from time to time and I am not sure if the training has the updated version or not. Hope that you are doing well now and back in good health.
Glenda
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Shawn Martin Premium
I am feeling so much better. That was way too close a call for me so I have made some serious life changes., Thanks so much for your concern, how are you doing?
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teacup Premium
Glad to hear that Shawn. I am doing great, just staying super busy. I suspect that my personality would have me stay busy at something though even if I didn't have it in front of my face. LOL Please continue to take care.
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Shawn Martin Premium
:)
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