Pinterest Bans All Affiliate Links, Asks Power Users to Monetize in Other Ways
As Pinterest's monetization plans materialize, the social network is pulling the plug on affiliate networks. Pinterest warned select "power pinners" 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 last Thursday, and specifically targeted links from popular affiliate networks RewardStyle and Hello Society. This isn't the first time Pinterest has banned affiliate networks, but the company has never issued a total ban.