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Affiliate links on MN - who's earning commission

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claptomania Mon 08-Feb-16 20:09:53

I've noticed recently that a lot of links in the style & beauty threads are affiliate links. For the untechy basically that means that someone is earning a small amount of commission on sales made via that link. So either individual posters are doing that, or Mumsnet is converting links that forum users post to monetise the site. Anyone know which it is?

Hassled Mon 08-Feb-16 20:11:49

I don't know - but how can you spot an affiliate link? Is it obvious by the web address?

claptomania Mon 08-Feb-16 20:36:36

Yep it's very easy - you just put some additional tracking on the end of the URL you post

gunting Mon 08-Feb-16 20:45:10

Interesting, I hadn't noticed that.

There isn't really a way to say which was around it is though.

WipsGlitter Mon 08-Feb-16 20:50:22

Funny there were a few post recently that made me hmm

LettuceLaughton Mon 08-Feb-16 20:51:42

A lot of regular S&B posters look stuff up on ShopStyle, click through and post. Could it be that?

Interesting in any case.

MrsBertMacklin Mon 08-Feb-16 20:52:31

Report them, I clicked a few over to MNHQ recently and they got deleted.

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