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Newbie Question YouTube TOS Can I Use Affiliate Links?
« on: January 05, 2018, 04:16:38 PM »
Thank You in advance:
Can I put an affiliate link in the video description? It would not be Amazon. OR does the link have to go to my website?
for instance I am a Share A Sale affiliate with a gift basket company and have lots of gift basket PLR. Can I bypass my site and send YouTube traffic directly to the vendor?

Regards,
Bill

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Re: Newbie Question YouTube TOS Can I Use Affiliate Links?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 10:46:29 PM »
The watermark, or any other text will not be 'clickable'.

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Re: Newbie Question YouTube TOS Can I Use Affiliate Links?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 01:38:56 PM »
You need to either put links in the description or use the YouTube tools to add layers on top of your video on the end that are clickable.

Remember, though, that if you use an affiliate link anywhere in YouTube you need a notice stating that you're using an affiliate link and earn money when people click through and buy. Failure to post such a notice can get your YouTube account deleted.

You need to look up the details at the FTC for how to word the notice etc.

Re: Newbie Question YouTube TOS Can I Use Affiliate Links?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 09:17:18 PM »
If the affiliate link is in the video, does the disclaimer need to also be in the video or can it be in the description?

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Re: Newbie Question YouTube TOS Can I Use Affiliate Links?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 06:00:41 AM »
My understanding is that the disclaimer only needs to be in the description, but you'll have to check the YouTube terms to know for sure.