In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released its new rules for Disclosure Compliance which affected the transparency of Affiliated Disclosure. These rules are established to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (such as blogs, YouTube videos, etc.) are informed if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with another company In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.
Adhering to FTC guidelines, it’s essential to consider the following regarding links and posts on this site: All links to https://outdoorbarbequegrills.com are affiliate links, through which I receive a small compensation for sales of particular items.
What are affiliate links?
Purchases are conducted on external affiliate company websites. When a reader clicks on an affiliate link on .com to buy an item, they purchase it directly from the seller, not from https://outdoorbarbequegrills.com.
Amazon and/or other companies pay https://outdoorbarbequegrills.com a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.
Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through the link.
I use two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon affiliate links– Affiliated Disclosure
outdoorbarbequegrills.com is affiliated with the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program created to enable websites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties, including amazon.com. Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links.
If a blogger links to an Amazon product (with an embedded special code for affiliates), and a reader adds an item to their “shopping cart” through that link within 24 hours, the blogger earns a small percentage of the sale. Amazon links operate on a commission basis, not “pay per click.” Additionally, if you click on the product link and proceed to purchase something else during that visit to Amazon, I will still receive a commission on that sale.
Anytime you see a link that looks like astore.com/… or amazon.com… it can be assumed that it is an Amazon affiliate link.
“As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.”
2. Product affiliate links.
These affiliate links function in the same way: if you click the link and purchase the product, the blogger earns a percentage of the sale or another form of compensation. Similarly, when you click on the link and make a purchase, the blogger receives a percentage of the sale or another form of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliated links, as well. Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. You will not pay more by clicking through the link. These links are not “pay per click” unless otherwise denoted.
Affiliated Disclosure- What about sponsored content?
I do not write sponsored posts. I want to bring you real, unbiased information. However, in the case of a post being sponsored by a company and constituting a paid sponsorship, I will distinctly disclose this at the outset of the post.
IAB Guidelines -Affiliate Disclosure
In compliance with IAB Guidelines, please be aware that content, including text and images, may contain affiliate links. As such, we strongly recommend that you review the IAB Guidelines referring to monetizing content through affiliate marketing. This is provided via a link on their site to the following website: http://paidforadvertising.com/.