Google AdSense and Affiliate Marketing are two of the top most ways to monetize your online assets. Most of the bloggers around the world use AdSense programs to list ads on their website and earn from cost per clicks. Affiliate programs are also very popular around the world and result in good revenues for many affiliate marketers. But there is one question which often intrigues online careerists:
Is using AdSense and affiliate advertisements on the same page possible?
Does it violate any policies? Can online assets get banned in case this happens?
Most newbie bloggers implode the internet with such questions. The deal is that you can run only one Ad publishing program on your blog. This means that if you are running AdSense then you cannot use other ad networks like AdSense. For instance, you cannot use Infolinks, RevenueHits or other ad networks which work in the same way AdSense does. AdSense does allow affiliate links and affiliate marketing on your blog as it is a different kind of revenue model.
For instance, you have a blog and are running AdSense on it. Now you are writing a review for HostGator and want to place you affiliate links and banners on the post. You can easily do that. You can run affiliate programs like those from Amazon, CJ Affiliates, Warrior Forum and major individual products along with AdSense.
The deal is that AdSense works on a CPC model while affiliate networks generally work on CPA models.
Excited! Hang on! Just keep these pointers in mind to avoid any unpleasant surprises
Always remember to keep your affiliate banners or links in decent quantity. Overdoing can put your AdSense account in danger. Therefore, always add quality content to your blog can keep minimal advertisements on your page. Google keeps a check on your blog and records user experience. Too many ads can lead to disturbed user experience and that can take a toll on your blog.
Your affiliates should meet the content guidelines prescribed by AdSense. This means that if you are running AdSense on your blog then you should refrain from using affiliates related to porn or any other illegal stuff. You should also keep the affiliate link attributes set to no follow as they are beneficial from an SEO standpoint (nothing to do with AdSense). In a nutshell, you can use both AdSense and affiliates on your blog or on the same page unless you don’t violate AdSense content guidelines and provide a clean experience to your readers.
Conclusion: Play Safe and Play Long
By now, you must have clearly inferred that there is no issue in using both AdSense and affiliate links on the same page. One does somehow see a supreme authority enforced by Google here. If you run AdSense, then your website is indexed with Google and it will make sure that there is no unruly stuff happening, therefore I said play safe and play long in the title (Pun Intended!)
You can play with AdSense and affiliate ads and links on your blog and come up with good strategies to monetize the same. Sometimes, some of your AdSense ads might not be performing well. In such cases, it is always beneficial to replace them with affiliate links. If you ask expert bloggers and affiliate marketers they will always tell you that intelligent affiliate revenue potential is two-three times greater than AdSense revenue potential. It depends on how successful your campaigns are. Therefore, the crux is always to keep making groundbreaking strategies.
However, if you have any further doubts regarding AdSense or affiliates, feel free to discuss them in the comments section.