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Can I put affiliate links on my site without first testing the product or services?

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Maybe the legal point depends on the country you are. But to me, you don't care. It's not a question about is it legal or not, it's a credibility question. If you suggest your visitor to buy something and if this thing is realy bad qualety you will receive bad feedback and bad visibility / seo.

  • I see, but what if you know it's not bad quality. I will be more specific. Can have your site hosted at CloudFlare and promote BlueHost without ever trying it yourself? – SilverLink Jun 12 '17 at 13:42
  • Please, allow me to answer with a question : do you realy think all bloger and youtuber have tested all the product they promote on blog article or you tube? Think about sponsored article, same case. – Patrick Valibus Jun 12 '17 at 13:52
  • Good point. But "should" they try it before recommending it or they can just advertise if they it's not bad? – SilverLink Jun 12 '17 at 14:25
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It might help to read FTC's ".com Disclosures" guidelines document on affiliate links and what to keep in mind in terms of disclosures:

https://www.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/press-releases/ftc-staff-revises-online-advertising-disclosure-guidelines/130312dotcomdisclosures.pdf

Note that you need to properly disclose your affiliate links in a prominent way: "clear and conspicuous".

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