WebHostingBuddy.com was created to be an amazing resource for reviews, recommendations and tech tips.
I also want this site to be a leader online when it comes to transparency and honesty, and because of that, I’ve dedicated a page to explaining the relationship between this website and advertisers.
Let me get something out of the way—I absolutely hate websites that recommend junk just to make affiliate commissions. WebHostingBuddy is NOT one of those websites. In fact, I’ve dedicated a page to talking about hosts that I don’t recommend, yet, many of the hosts that I don’t recommend pay high affiliate commissions. This alone should be enough to help visitors understand that this website isn’t about pushing products that make money regardless of their quality—that’s something I am totally against.
With that said, this site is monetized with affiliate links. What are affiliate links? They are simply links in the content or on the website in other places to other products and services that contain a special code that allows me to potentially be paid a commission if you purchase something. I say “potentially,” because typically commissions are contingent upon a number of factors such as the purchaser not using certain coupons, not bouncing to an exit page on a web host’s site in order to get a better deal, and a variety of other factors.
In addition to the affiliate disclosure on this page, you’ll also see an in-content disclosure on any page than contains affiliate links, and this disclosure will occur before the affiliate links, so you can’t miss it. Again—I’ve set the bar high and want to be as honest and as transparent as possible, especially in an industry that is sometimes known for pushing junk in order to take advantage affiliate commissions.
You may also see other advertisements on this site that aren’t affiliate links, but may still generate revenue or commissions if you click on or interact with them. I say “may,” because again, this isn’t guaranteed either as many advertisers don’t count all clicks/interactions and/or use a proprietary process to filter them and determine which clicks/interactions are genuine/valid.
Most people understand that it takes time and money to build and operate a website. All of the content on this website is free for visitors to enjoy, and to ensure it stays that way, this site is supported by advertisements. Domain registration fees, web hosting costs, and other expenses add up, so advertising is a way to help pay for these. In addition to that, it takes a lot of time to create content, maintain it, and the information itself is valuable, and I (like most people) want to be paid for my time. Advertisements and affiliate links are a way to accomplish that while still keeping this site totally free for anyone who wants to visit.
Thank you for taking the time to read this affiliate disclosure. If you have any comments, questions, or feedback, you may visit the contact page on this site or send an email to contact[at]webhostingbuddy.com.