April 19, 2012
Google has just announced the debut of a new widget that enables bloggers to monetize their blogs via the Google Affiliate Network. It is available today for a select group of bloggers in the United States.
The widget makes it easy for Blogger users to insert an affiliate ad into a blog post and earn a commission for any resulting sales referrals.
As part of the announcement, Google said: “When people share words, thoughts and photos on their blogs, they’re sharing their passions with the world. Here at Google Affiliate Network, we see that many of our publishers use Blogger, and often times they’re passionate about brands or products that they believe in. We’re excited to announce that starting today, a new gadget called Google Affiliate Ads for Blogger will be available to select U.S. Blogger users. This gadget makes it easy for Blogger users to insert an affiliate ad into a blog post and earn a commission when someone clicks the link and makes a purchase on the advertiser’s site.”
To use this new widget, you must have an AdSense account, which will give you access to Google Affiliate Ads via the Blogger gadget when you write a new blog post.
The new tool is ONLY available to select U.S. Blogger users whose blogs match available ad categories.
Read the full Google announcement here: http://googleaffiliatenetwork-blog.blogspot.com/2012/04/introducing-google-affiliate-ads-for.html
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