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


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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:


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


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
    Commented Jun 12, 2017 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. Commented Jun 12, 2017 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
    Commented Jun 12, 2017 at 14:25

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