Google's free blogging platform Blogger.com today added a new gadget called "Google Affiliate Ads for Blogger." Currently, available to select Blogger.com users in the U.S. (whose blogs match available ad categories) -- this gadget makes it easy for Bloggers to insert an affiliate ad into a blog post and earn a commission when someone clicks the link and makes a purchase on the advertiser's site, informs Ali Pasha, Product Manager.
Here's how to get started?
"On yourBlogger.com account, go to the Earnings tab and sign up for AdSense (if you don't already have an account). Once you have an AdSense account, you may see the Google Affiliate Ads for Blogger gadget when you write a new blog post. When you write a new post, you can select a relevant affiliate ad from the "Advertise Products" gadget to the right of the post editor. The ad can be a text link, a product image, or a banner.
Publish your post, and voilà! You may earn a commission when someone clicks your affiliate ad and makes a purchase," explains Pasha.
Pasha notes, that Google is working to make this gadget available to Google Affiliate Network publishers through the GAN interface.
Watch the video below for a quick preview: