Does this seem redundant to you?
As affiliate marketers, we must qualify our affiliate link. This is done by including a statement to indicate as such.
Now, according to google, (best practices, not yet a requirement...) we are to add a new qualifier: rel='sponsored' to our affiliate links.
What does this mean?
Do we now use both practices, the affiliate statement, AND the sponsored tag?
That seems redundant to me.
At first read, somewhere online, I discovered that the sponsored aspect related to paid ads and blogs, not to affiliate links. As a way to differentiate between the two.
What are your thoughts?