Episode 12 of the “2 Minute Approval Tips” video series.
This series is designed to help you get your articles approved on the first submission. We’ve looked at past submission records to find the most common reasons why articles aren’t approved on the initial try. Since we know your time is precious, we’ve compressed this information into individual 2-minute videos.
In this episode, I cover the basics of the EzineArticles affiliate link rules. I’ll offer some basic tips for affiliate marketers on how to correctly place and format links according to the EzineArticles Editorial Guidelines. So, without further ado, here’s the video:
A Quick Recap of the 12th “2 Minute Approval Tip”
- Affiliate Marketing – Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based marketing practice where businesses pay affiliates for each visitor or customer brought in by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. The affiliate acts as brand spokesman who spreads the word about the product. Affiliate programs use affiliate links to track the number of visitors brought in by each affiliate.
- Section 3 of the Editorial Guidelines – EzineArticles accepts affiliate links in the Resource Box of articles as long as they follow Section 3 of the Editorial Guidelines. Read and become familiar with these guidelines if you plan on taking part in affiliate marketing.
- Link Ownership – Affiliate links are allowed if the link is a domain name you own which forwards/redirects to the affiliate link from the top-level of the domain name. So, if the link redirects from a top-level domain that you own, like http://your-company-name.com/, and it goes to your affiliate link page, that’s okay. However, if the link redirects from a domain that you do NOT own, the link and the article won’t be accepted by EzineArticles.
- Subdomains and Subdirectories – We don’t accept affiliate links that redirect from a subdirectory on a site that you own, like http://your-company-name.com/affiliate-page/, or a subdomain, like http://affiliate-page.your-company-name.com
- Standards and Expectations – Affiliate marketers are held to the same standards and expectations set up in the Editorial Guidelines as for all Expert Authors. They are expected to provide quality, original content in every article they submit.
Keep these tips in mind if you’re an affiliate marketer now or if you plan to become one in the future.
To check out the entire “2 Minute Approval Tips” series, click here. Then, put all the “2 Minute Approval Tips” to good use by writing your next set of high-quality, original articles for more traffic back to your website or blog.
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