In episode 175 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked if one should refrain from linking to affiliate offers when starting to build the first batch of articles for a new website.
The exact question was:
When starting to build the first batch of articles for a new website, should we refrain from linking to affiliate offer? I read from other forums and people are saying that that Google shun new website that has affiliate link (i.e, Amazon). How true is this statement?