Affiliate links are an important part of creating a profitable blog online for many people. But it can also be a bit of a minefield when it comes to disclosure to your users and to search engines. Neither want to feel as if they've been tricked into following an altruistic link when you're actually getting paid to promote it!
Today I'm introducing a new shortcode to help you use affiliate links appropriately on your TitaniumSite! It handles telling Google that it's a paid link, so that you don't risk getting penalized for paid links. It also shows the user(when they hover on the link) that it's an affiliate link.
Here's the code:
[affiliate link="http://titaniumsites.com" disclosure="Affiliate Links"]Click Here for the world's best website service![/affiliate]
This generates the following link: Click Here for the world's best website service!
There you have it! An easy way to keep your readers and the search engines happy while making your blog profitable!