Pinterest bans all affiliate links, asks power users to monetize in other ways

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By Harrison Weber |
Pinterest warned select “power pinners” this evening that it will now “automatically remove all affiliate links, redirects and trackers on Pins.”,According to an email forwarded to VentureBeat, Pinterest began removing these links today, and specifically targeted links from popular affiliate networks RewardStyle and Hello Society.

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. In an email breaking the news to select users, Pinterest insisted that “if you’ve participated in either of these affiliate networks, all your past Pins will show up normally and still be clickable.” Instead of affiliates, Pinterest has asked its power users to monetize their fan base in approved ways.

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