Can You Use AdSense And Affiliate Ads On The Same Web Page?


Placing AdSense and Affiliate on Same Page
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Here on ShoutMeLoud, I talk about Google AdSense and Affiliate marketing all the time and keep getting questions related to the same. One of the most frequently asked questions that I come across from bloggers who monetize their website with Affiliate ads and have AdSense running on their blog is whether or not one can use AdSense and affiliate ads on the same page. Is it a violation of AdSense policies?

Well, AdSense is a contextual ad network and they do not allow running any other ad network which mimics ads like AdSense.

Can you have Amazon Affiliate and Adsense on the same page?

Let me take an example of Amazon affiliate ads, as they are one of the most popular affiliate programs. You can replace it with anything like eBay, hosting affiliate or other affiliate programs you can think of.

The answer is “Yes”. You can place affiliate ads along with AdSense ads on the same page, and this doesn’t violate the AdSense policies. Here is a screenshot from the official AdSense help page which clearly says: We do allow affiliate or limited-text links.”

Adsense with Affiliate ads
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To add more to it, here is what you need to know to use any other ad network with AdSense. In simple words, Affiliate ad is also considered a different ad network here:

AdSense Ads with other ad network
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Before you jump with joy and start adding tons of affiliate banner and link ads on your blog, here are a few important things you should know:

  • If the number of ads or affiliate banner/links is more than the original content, it will put your AdSense account in danger. Therefore, limit the number of ads on your blog, and focus on adding value and quality to your website. I suggest you keep an optimum limit of ads on your blog and place it in a way that it doesn’t hamper the user experience.
  • Your affiliate ads should not link to content which is not allowed in AdSense policies. For example, adult content. AdSense treats other ads (ads from other ad network or affiliate ads) on a page as part of the content, which too, should follow the content guidelines.
  • While using affiliate links on your blog, make sure they are nofollow. This has nothing to do with AdSense, but using the nofollow tag is a good practice from the SEO point of view. You can use this guide to learn how to add nofollow tag or better use ThirstyAffiliateLinks plugin.

To sum it up…

…you can use Affiliate ads with Google AdSense on your blog.

Though, before you jump into the world of affiliate marketing, I suggest you learn the tricks of the trade before implementing the ads. A good idea is to replace one of your low performing ad unit with direct affiliate ads of a product related to your niche.

Once you start getting success in form of affiliate sales, replace more AdSense ad blocks with affiliate ads. If you select the right product to promote, you can easily earn 2-3x of your AdSense earning via Affiliate marketing.

Below are a few hand-picked articles that can help you get started with Affiliate marketing:

If you have any more question related to using Affiliate ads and AdSense together, feel free to ask in the comment section below. If you find this post useful, share it with your friends on Google and Facebook.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

46 thoughts on “Can You Use AdSense And Affiliate Ads On The Same Web Page?”

  1. Is this still valid in Year 2020 ?

  2. Anjan kant

    Can I use affiliate link of email marketing along with Adsense. Along with Adsense already using blue host affiliate.

    P.s guide me.

  3. Prateek Malhotra

    Hello Harsh,

    Can I Use Adsense and Mgid ads on same webpage?

    Please Answere.

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Yes, you can. but don’t run any adult or gambling ads. plus contact mgid and ask them to remove any low-quality ads.

  4. Gideon MicDare

    Thanks, this is helpful – I just started affiliate marketing today with warriorplus. Thanks for the info

  5. Ashu

    Thanks for the information.
    So we can have affiliate ad and AdSense together. What is number of ad I can show to the page?

  6. rajesh

    finally I’m fear free and I’m using google adsense and amazon affiliate ads together on my blog.
    Thank you very much sir

  7. David beloved

    Thanks for the great work you are doing. But I do have a question I will like to ask. Please is it possible to get guildlines on how to use both affiliate and google AdSense on my blog? If possible, i’ll be pleased to get help. Thanks.

  8. Mubeen

    Hey Harsh Sir,
    Today i have signed up for Amazon Affiliate Program and have monetized my blog with ads. But the ads i have shown in my blog are not showing my mobile version of my blog. Kindly suggest me easy trick to get me my ads show in mobile versions and everywhere my blog is being read. Please. Suggest.

  9. Amit

    Hey Harsh,

    The above info clear my confusion between affiliate and adsense using on same webpage.
    Can i use affiliate ads before google adsense approval ?

  10. Mathew


    It is possible to show ad from goole adsense with Facebook audience network ?


  11. Prakash Ghai

    Thank you for this.

    I am using both Google Adsense Ads and an Affiliate Ad from flipkart as on date.

    Loved the easy and simple clarification provided.

  12. Guneet Singh

    Dear Harsh,

    Today i got very valuable information from this Article. I was searching for this and i got the answer. Really appreciate.i m using 1 affiliate ad of amazon banner on front page only along with Adsense on my Blog.


    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Hey Guneet,

      Glad you liked it. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  13. Mahesh

    Hi Brother ,

    Adsense blocked for one of my blogs because of other third party ads. At that I am very excited and I don’t even read the instructions also. Till now I have a doubt that does google adsense allows any other third parties. I got clarity now

    Thank you brother …

  14. Riya

    Very nice information..Can you please tell me, that may I place a sponsored links on the same page where I have pasted adsense ads?

  15. Chidalu

    Thanks for the tips. I had to remove all the affiliate links on my website because of adsense. I will study more to figure out how to use affiliate links without ruining my adsense chances.

  16. Sumit Sagar

    for my 1 website ,google adsense account is verified.For my another website ,i am looking for adsense.. what is the procedure ?

  17. Anurag Sharan

    I am a regular reader of shoutmeloud and I have my own website. But I want to change the niche of my website and I want your suggestion weather i should remove the previous posts or keep them… Please give me some advice

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