Pinterest Eliminates All Affiliate Links For Now

Posted: Feb 13 2015, 7:22am CST | by , in News | Technology News


Pinterest eliminates all Affiliate Links for Now
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Pinterest has eliminated all affiliate links for now. The consumers are being requested to employ other means for their purposes.

Monetization schemes for Pinterest are underway. Meanwhile, the website has declared its affiliate links to be null and void in their value. Pinterest has warned its power pinners that all affiliate links are ready to be deleted from the pages.

Starting from the present moment, Pinterest will be vacuuming its premises of all traces of affiliate links, according to VB. Especially, such pop sites as RewardStyle and HelloSociety will be targetted as per plan.

While in the past, Pinterest did clean up its act time after time, this is the first time that a virtual sweeping statement has been made in reference to affiliate links. The site has a stratagem to transform its oodles of consumers into currency.

From Promoted Pins to its affiliate link plans, the site has a lot going for it. Its partnership with Apple was followed by the declaration that a buy button was to be installed on the site. The extent to which monetization strategies will be taken depends upon how far the stress can be taken by the execs behind the enterprise. 

The profit motive aside, Pinterest genuinely wants to benefit self and society in the process. However, for now affiliates are a hurdle and so the operation get-rid has begun to put an end to them once and for all.

Yet the site is dealing with the sudden downsizing of its affiliate links with tact and sensibility. Such sudden plans can rub people the wrong way. In its email which broke the news to users, Pinterest assured consumers that if they had participated in the networks before all the previous Pins would appear and materialize in their clickable form.

In other words, pins wouldn’t get eliminated at all which is indeed a relief. It is the tracking links which have been jettisoned off the site’s premises. Pinterest is moving in other directions. And while the latest move from the site won’t have as much of a major effect on users, it will still make a few waves.

Pinterest itself has a lot to gain from this action which it has undertaken. Change may be difficult but it is the law of life. Ultimately, the old must give way to the new. This has always been so and will always be.  

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
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