Google to Kill not (BAN) Affiliate Links!

Last Update: May 07, 2019

Read this today, could the King of Traffic be about to put the brakes on to the life blood of most blogs?

Have you other sources of traffic embedded, if not the time to think outside the box may be critical?

I'm sure its all huff and puff but who knows were the markets will take us this year, the next or further down the road.

Interested to hear your thoughts on where to place your trust.

Update:reworded the title when some thought they were really banning it. My bad, was just letting you guys know of what was posted out there. Read the article and make your own minds up.

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AffMktgRt Premium
Mark,

Thanks for sharing that with us here.

I do share in the concerns expressed by you as well as throughout the article, however, I do also think that as a counter to Google's move to cherry pick their own chosen products and services they will run into some heavy regulatory headwinds by the FTC.

Aside from de facto being a monopoly in the search engine space and the other gamut of platforms they run and control, it is not likely that the federal regulators will allow such a thinly veiled attempt to drive traffic to their own selected products and services. Conflict of interests, deceiving the public for own gain, self dealing, etc. will not be easily ignored.

Most of the social media platforms will become subject to federal government regulations and that will restore the free market aspect in that space.

That is just my humble opinion and prediction.

Future proves past.

Blessings!
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tommo1968 Premium
I agree, the government will not allow such a one-sided strategy but it does concern us that they may make life a bit more difficult to get the page one traffic.
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LONEWOLFENTR Premium
I doubt it'll be as bad as the article claims...But...Things evolve...So will we...Affiliate Marketing is here to stay,,,Just maybe not in the same form we know it
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tommo1968 Premium
Yes Dean there would be an awful uproar if Google was able to do this.
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LONEWOLFENTR Premium
Imagine if millions of affiliates all said...."Ok...You wanna play that game Google?....How about we all take adsense off our sites and install adblocker for YouTube and use our talents to promote adblocker across the internet?.".....Google would be kicking a hornets nest if they started playing with affiliates...
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AlanJE Premium
Thanks for sharing Tommo, I was not aware of this, Alan
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tommo1968 Premium
It may not come about but who knows where the rules will take us in the future. Always good to open options.
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ExpatMark Premium
I know I could do without google, facebook, and amazon.

Mark
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tommo1968 Premium
Really, not sure I can but may have to work around them somehow.
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davehayes Premium
It's interesting and your post reflects my earlier one

Its certainly time to start looking at alternative ways of promotion, which thankfully I have been doing for some time

Let's see where it takes us
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tommo1968 Premium
Where has your research taking you can you share? For me, I made decent movement in traffic from Pinterest.
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