In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media know if the blogger is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.

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Anytime you see a link that looks like: http://astore.amazon.com. . . . or any link that says Amazon in it is an Amazon affiliate link.

As a note, by clicking on the links on this web-page you are supporting it’s production, which takes both time and money. We are happy to continue providing useful content and want to thank you for visiting statebystate.net

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