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Affiliate links in newsletters

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday September 4, 2007 )

Just a quick tip on the use of affiliate links in newsletters and other mailouts. Avoid it due to spam filter issues. There’s other very easy ways to go about promoting your affiliate associations in mailing list communications.

I’ve been noticing recently an increasing number of ISP email filters tagging such communications as being possible spam. Links containing URL’s to quite a few top-shelf affiliate networks and even some affiliate links provided by large companies have been triggering these rather sensitive filters.

If you want to promote a product in your newsletters as an affiliate referral, I suggest either:

a) Pointing your readers to a landing page on your site that has a promo blurb and your affiliate link to the product or service.

b) If you don’t want to go to that trouble, implement an auto-redirect page on your site. Once you have the first template page set up, it takes under a minute to create new ones.

Here’s the template: (replace the example.com with your own affiliate link)

<html> <head> <meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow"> <meta http-equiv='refresh' content='0; url=http://www.example.com/'> </head> <body> </body> </html>

Save the page as something like merchant.htm in a special directory. Then in your newsletters, link to that page.

When the link is clicked, the page will automatically redirect to to the merchant’s site with your affiliate referrer id.

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  1. […] Affiliate links in newslettersJust a quick tip on the use of affiliate links in newsletters and other mailouts. Avoid it due to spam filter issues. There s other very easy ways to go about promoting your affiliate associations in mailing list communications. […]

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