Q: What’s the best way to let my twitter following know that a link in one of my tweets points to an affiliate product? Is there an acronym I should use like (aff.)?
A: First of all, I’d say it’s really not valuable to anybody if you’re just going to post affiliate links to Twitter.
It’s far more useful, and it removes this issue, if your Tweet goes to a post of yours, where you pre-sell a product or service through persuasive, original content.
In Twitter, if you’re putting up a single Tweet direct to a merchant and simply broadcasting that people should buy, you are adding no value at all.
But when your Tweet links to your site, you can go on at length about why you recommend a product or service.