PostHeaderIcon Never link direct to an affiliate site

You should never openly use the link that an affiliate program provides for you.

You should link instead to a page on your own site which then leads to the
affiliate program.

The reasons ?

1. On this page you can provide your own introduction to the product or
service you are promoting. This can include, for example:
- additional detail not available in your posting or advert
- your own personal experience
- a review of the benefits

2. You can provide links to the rest of your site in case your visitor is not
interested in that affiliate product.

3. Your own site traffic statistics will indicate the response to your advert in
addition to any stats provided for you by the affiliate company.

4. You can submit the page to search engines.

5. With the real URL visible there is a risk that the reader removes the suffix
(affiliate code) so that you do not get registered as the affiliate.

6. If the affiliate operation becomes discontinued you can inform and divert
visitors at your own website, rather than have them visit a non-existent page.

Plenty more tips in my free book 101 SuperTips

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