Recently, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These new rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc) know if the site is sponsored, endorsed or partnered with a different company. In blog and directory terms, the readers need to know if the owners are making money by sharing a link or product. Below is an explanation of how these rules come into play at

What are Affiliate Links?

Affiliate links are automated programs where a Web advertiser or merchant recruits webmasters to place the merchant’s banner ads, buttons, or links on their own website. Webmasters will receive a referral fee or commission from sales when the customer has clicked the affiliate link to get to the merchant’s Web site to perform the desired action, usually make a purchase or fill out a contact form. The most common types of affiliate programs include pay-per-click, pay-per-lead, and pay-per-sale.

How Are Affiliate Links Used on


Advertiser Network Affiliate links affiliates with advertising networks like google adsense. Advertising networks deliver custom ads to our site based on our content and your interests. When you click on one of these ads, earns a very small fee. Depending on your internet browser, you may have the option to adjust how you see ads on websites in your browser settings, such as not at all, based on website content, or personalized.

Product, travel, and ebook recommendation affiliate links affiliates with complimentary companies directly and through third parties, such as Commission Junction, Share-A-Sale, and Amazon.

These affiliate advertising programs are designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to participant affiliate programs. Most businesses’ affiliate programs offer a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links if a purchase is made within a specified window of time, which varies by program anywhere from 1 day to 1 month. They are referred to as “pay-per-sale” or “pay-per-lead” links.

These types of links are not to be confused with “pay per click.” Our website earns no revenue if you click on them. Commissions are only paid on actual purchases or reservations. Each of your purchases via these links supports us in keeping this website a useful up-to-date resource at no additional cost to you.

If we make a product recommendation through an affiliate link, we have personally deemed it of quality and in alignment with the values and interests of our primary website visitors. Recommendations for these products are based on our knowledge of the item at the time of the posting. Should you notice any broken or questionable links to products on our site, please contact us right away so we can resolve any discrepancies.

What about sponsored content?

If a post is sponsored by a company, we will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post.

Thank you for your support!

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