We encourage publishers update and refine existing content, to find the areas that they can increase or add value to the pages on their site.
For you the merchant this rewards publishers who keep content and links updated. When a newer version of your product is released publisher are incentivised to update links on older high performing articles.
High performance merchants want publishers to continue to promote the most current products to their audience. If that is not what you want the way to remove individual affiliate links from a publisher page will be to contact the publisher directly.
What we are able to do is remove the publisher from earning affiliate commission through Skimlinks.
Publishers will to have pages that rank on google or are more popular with their readers. These pages tend to be more fixed and with a longer term more evergreen potential.
Purchases linked to visitors arriving at or returning to those pages, years after the content has been created is common. In fact high quality and well maintained evergreen content it is a marker of top performing publishers executing a well developed affiliate strategy.
Rewarding that behaviour is a marker of a high performing merchant.