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Can  I promote a product that has an affiliate program open as clickbank, amazon, cj, meetic etc? Can I send traffic directly to my affiliate link? it may be the case that several affiliates promote the same product ... and I think adwords does not like multiple accounts promote the same product page ...?

 

What if I agree with that owner of the product (like a clickbank product) that I will take care of his adwords advertising but then other affiliates promote the same product?

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Hi Myname123,

 

Advertising with AdWords as an affiliate is allowed in certain situations.  I have a feeling that clickbank is one that is questionable at best.  I am in no position to say one way or another if what you're intending is allowed or not.

 

I would suggest that you take a good long look at the Advertising Policies and do a little research prior to launching campaigns.

 

Here is a previous thread, one of many (try searching for affiliate in the search box at the top of the page) that discuss some of the challenges of affiliate advertising.  Here is a specific thread about Clickbank too.

 

Also here are a couple of resources for you: 

 

What should I know as an affiliate advertiser?

 

What is Google's affiliate auction policy?

 

Please exercise caution or you will not find very much success and could potentially find your account suspended.

 

Hope this helps!

 

-Tom

Tommy Sands, AdWords Top Contributor | Community Profile | Twitter | Philly Marketing Labs
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Hi Myname123,

 

Advertising with AdWords as an affiliate is allowed in certain situations.  I have a feeling that clickbank is one that is questionable at best.  I am in no position to say one way or another if what you're intending is allowed or not.

 

I would suggest that you take a good long look at the Advertising Policies and do a little research prior to launching campaigns.

 

Here is a previous thread, one of many (try searching for affiliate in the search box at the top of the page) that discuss some of the challenges of affiliate advertising.  Here is a specific thread about Clickbank too.

 

Also here are a couple of resources for you: 

 

What should I know as an affiliate advertiser?

 

What is Google's affiliate auction policy?

 

Please exercise caution or you will not find very much success and could potentially find your account suspended.

 

Hope this helps!

 

-Tom

Tommy Sands, AdWords Top Contributor | Community Profile | Twitter | Philly Marketing Labs
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Yes, you can promote products as an affiliate using Adwords.

 

Yes, you can use your affiliate link (direct link).

 

However, I would never recommend (at this point in time) direct linking.  Instead direct traffic to your own site - a site that you control and can make changes to in the event Google doesn't like something.

 

If you look through the suspension issues people have you will see that one of the most common is sending traffic to a landing page in violation of Google terms and Google will not put your account back in good standing until you fix the site/page.  If you don't own the site that's a problem!

 

Affiliates need to very carefully consider and craft a strategy that offers legitimate value.  The vast majority of information on the subject teaches affiliates to produce lazy crap.  This will only get you into trouble and has lead to the widespread belief Google hates affiliates.

 

The issue with multiple affiliates promoting the same product is solved and resolved when you offer something unique.  Yes, it is an issue and only one advertiser will have their ad shown when many want to point to the same URL (see Google's single URL rule).

 

If you do the math you will either lose to the merchant who will usually make more money overall and thus be able to outbid you, or you will compete against other affiliates and the affiliate willing to bid the most (and take the least profit) will win.

 

Basically, just send all traffic to your own site and you'll do better.