Are Affiliates Still Profitable?
Affiliates are one of the earliest marketers on Google. Today, many sites earn their keep through affiliate marketing as a way to avoid running ads that would deter visitors from actually engaging with the site.
However, Google has a sort of love-hate relationship with affiliates. Though they started on the right foot, with Google supporting affiliates through VigLink, Whaleshark Media, and AdSense, they started slowly turning on them, reprimanding and outright banning affiliate accounts (and for life too), often without warning or justification.
In any case, it’s a rocky relationship between the two, and, if you’re interested in learning more about it, we suggest you take a look at the infographic by SEOBook below.