Breaking News: Publishers Can Earn With Pinterest Again

We’re thrilled to announce that Pinterest is once again allowing affiliate links on their platform!

In a statement released today on their official blog they stated, “In the past, we removed affiliate links from Pinterest because spammers were abusing them. Now that our spam detection system is so much stronger, we’re ready to allow affiliate links again. To make way for these changes, we’re making minor updates to our acceptable use policy. We’ll start rolling out all affiliate networks today and over the coming weeks.”

This is great news for both merchant and publisher partners. For our publishers, it means another way to share the products you are passionate about and earn additional revenue. For our merchants, it means another platform that will direct high-intent traffic and clicks to your site.

Note that VigLink publishers can easily build affiliate links to share on Pinterest using VigLink Anywhere. Navigate to the Anywhere tab on your Dashboard > Copy a Link and paste the URL into the box where it says “Enter a URL.” We’ll return shareable link that is ready for posting to your favorite social media platform! To see Anywhere in action, please watch our tutorial video:

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If you weren’t previously using Pinterest as part of your social strategy, now is the perfect time to get started. To learn more about promoting your brand via Pinterest check out this post on the VigLink blog.




By identifying commercial products mentioned within a publisher’s content, VigLink automatically invigorates those terms by transforming them into revenue generating hyperlinks whose destinations are determined in real-time, advertiser-bid auctions.