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Most performance marketers will remember last year when the popular image sharing social network Pinterest banned affiliate links.  Many Pinners lost significant amounts of revenue because they were no longer able to include affiliate links in their posts, which is how they were earning their income.  At the time Pinterest said that they made the move because of, “irrelevant Pins in feeds, broken links and other spammy behavior.”

Naturally, many of the most popular Pinners who were making most of their money with affiliate marketing were making fewer posts.  While the most popular ones could make money in other ways, it was a big problem.

Pinterest, howe

 

Thanks to a new policy Pinterest will no longer be welcoming affiliate links -- leaving Power Pinners powerless to monetize their following.   Major bummer for power pinners. Your affiliate revenue from Pinterest will be coming to a screeching halt. Pinterest has announced that they’ll be removing all “affiliate links, redirects, and trackers on Pins”. An e-mail was sent to a select group of users and assured users that the pins they’ve place will still show up normally, just without the affiliate code appended.   This is obviously a big deal to the power users that helped the service grow as the revenue can be significant and Pinterest ha

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