Alternatively referred to as a paid post and a promoted post, a sponsored post is a post that has been paid by an advertiser to get posted to a website. The sponsored post is usually written by the author of the site, but can also be written by the sponsor and under FTC rules has to have a disclaimer similar to the example below.
This post was sponsored by <company name>
The idea behind a sponsored post is to help draw some of the visitors from a popular site to the sponsors website or to help sell a product and is another way for a website to generate revenue or offset costs by having the sponsor supply a product or service for free or at a discount price.
Note: Computer Hope does not participate in any form of sponsored posting on its site.