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    Default Mobile Nations / iMore - sales referral ethics

    Hi there,

    Towards the top of the iMore front page, there are links for the four US providers and Apple's website to buy iPhone 7.

    Some of the links - Apple, Sprint - seem normal links, but.. AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile links seem more like referral links, with I am assuming some form of monetary kick-back for iMore / Mobile Nations.

    Two questions:

    1) Why isnt this clearly stated as an advertisement referral links? Your other advert banners etc are indicated

    2) When you're presumably rewarded for selling something you are reviewing and such a key product, doesn't that - rightly or wrongly - raise questions of editorial conflict of interest?

    Genuine questions to which I'm happy to have robust rebuttals!

    Many thanks.

    Last edited by wdowell; 09-28-2016 at 04:42 AM. Reason: Clarity in headline of who is concerned.
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    Default Re: Mobile Nations / iMore - sales referral ethics

    Welcome to iMore! Those are direct links, not clickthrough links that are normally tagged to ads to track what web site referred the visitor over. It appears that the editorial team put the links there merely for convenience.

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