I mentioned in my IMGrind review yesterday that the affiliate industry is constantly changing. One major change that we have seen over the past few years is that ad networks are no longer accepting direct affiliate links. AdWords is a great example. It used to be very easy “back in the day” to throw an affiliate campaign up on AdWords with a direct link and make bank. Well, as most affiliates have found out, AdWords is no longer accepting a direct affiliate link. It’s incredibly hard to get a direct link approved and even if you do you stand to get your account suspended for breaking the AdWords Terms of Service. Well, we have recently run into the same issue with Facebook.
Facebook no longer allows anyone to post a PeerFly link anywhere on Facebook. We are marked as spammy or unsafe.
Needless to say, you are going to have a very hard time getting a PeerFly affiliate link approved by a Facebook Ads intern. However, I have recently found a very nice trick that will help you get direct links approved on Facebook. I’ve tested several campaigns and so far all of my ads have been approved! What’s the trick? Simply iFrame the affiliate offer!
I already have a tutorial on how to setup an iFrame for your affiliate offer, but I have included the code snippet below. Simply iFrame your PeerFly affiliate link and use your iFramed page as your destination link on Facebook.
You cannot iFrame our offers on Facebook fan pages. You are not allowed to promote our offers using fan pages.
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Make sure that the offer you are trying to iFrame does not break the frame. You can do this by going to the page with the iFrame and if the address bar is showing the link to your iFramed page you are fine. If not, it’s unlikely your ad will get approved. You should also only use offers that do not have exit pop-ups. If you get an alert box when you try to leave your iFramed page your ad probably will not get approved.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes. I am currently optimizing my campaigns, but hopefully will have a case study early next week showing some of my campaign statistics and example creatives. Let me know if you have any questions and let’s make some money!