Most affiliate program authors are usually upset with us/me for not accepting articles with affiliate links.
I thought I’d take a moment to explain why we don’t accept articles with affiliate links in them:
90% of people who use articles to pitch affiliate programs do so with non-original articles. Most receive the articles from the guru of the info product they are pitching and are told to put their name on the articles as if they wrote them (LAZY!).
As you may know, we don’t accept non-original articles.
It’s truly sad for the 10% that use their own original works have to suffer because of the 90% that are too lazy to write their own articles.
We reject non original articles because it’s an SEO no no to have duplicate content on our site…and thus the reason the policy exists.
If our policy didn’t exist, ~20% of the total content submitted would have to be removed daily because it would be duplicative of what we already have listed.
Bottom line, our “No Affiliate Link Policy” is really a defensive strategy designed to eliminate the possibility of adding duplicate identical content to our directory.