Friday, February 13, 2015

Pinterest bans all affiliate links, asks power users to monetize in other ways | VentureBeat | Social | by Harrison Weber

Pinteresting times

"These announcements arrive at a curious time.

Pinterest’s plan to turn its millions of users into currency has made headlines lately. In recent months, Pinterest has pitched Promoted Pins, an ad offering that followed its own affiliate link experiment. Then Pinterest announced a deal with Apple, potentially paving the way for app install ads. Hours later, news broke that Pinterest could launch its own buy button in partnership with Stripe.
Pinterest clearly aims to monetize its network, and no matter how it plans to turn a buck, a pool of power users dependent on affiliates could get in the way. It’s noteworthy that Pinterest appears determined to handle the situation delicately."
Pinterest bans all affiliate links, asks power users to monetize in other ways | VentureBeat | Social | by Harrison Weber
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