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Hey Warriors,

do we need to be a paid member (War Room member), to have two or more hyperlinks in our signatures?

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    No. Read the signature rules before you create one. No affiliate links or affiliate template sites allowed. You do have to pay if you want the small banner in your signature. It's something like $60/yr.
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  • Profile picture of the author TeamBringIt
    All i was doing, was trying to put a second line in my sig....no aff links

    When I did this, the hyperlink was not showing in the preview....
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by TeamBringIt View Post

      All i was doing, was trying to put a second line in my sig....no aff links

      When I did this, the hyperlink was not showing in the preview....
      You should be able to put five lines in your signature without any problems. The hyperlink looks better if you use bbcode to put it in
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  • Profile picture of the author Xtronikz
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    Nope you dont need to pay. But in my opinion being a part of the war room and paying $40 for 20 years is the best investment you will every make in your life!
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    You can have up to 5 lines in your sig and 6 if you're a war room member. No aff links in your sigs and funny coolers also. Like Suzanne said it is $60 a year for the banner.
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  • Profile picture of the author jerrypohn
    Can we link to another thread in the warrior forum from our signature
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by jerrypohn View Post

      Can we link to another thread in the warrior forum from our signature
      Yes; you can. I've often done this, myself - and many members link to their own WSO/WFH threads. No affiliate links, though (e.g. directly to other people's WSO's for which one might be an affiliate).
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      • Profile picture of the author Alan Ashwood
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Yes; you can. I've often done this, myself - and many members link to their own WSO/WFH threads. No affiliate links, though (e.g. directly to other people's WSO's for which one might be an affiliate).
        However, I did get shut down for a while in my early days for linking from my text in a post to the information contained in another thread. The other thread was one I'd started, so maybe that's why?

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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Originally Posted by TeamBringIt View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    do we need to be a paid member (War Room member), to have two or more hyperlinks in our signatures?

    Thanks
    You can have maximum 5 lines.

    To read more about the rules, go here:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...bers-read.html
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Let me give you a tip that will save you a lot of space in your sig:

    use tinyurl or another url shortener.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Jason Kanigan View Post

      use tinyurl or another url shortener.
      Yes, I see several people here doing this, to save space.

      But I also see many Warriors saying openly that they won't click on them, not knowing to where they'll resolve. And I believe them, because I admit I often won't click on them, either.

      I see that there may still be a net gain, of course (by accommodating more links), but certainly some potential visitors are also lost, this way.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Yes, I see several people here doing this, to save space.

        But I also see many Warriors saying openly that they won't click on them, not knowing to where they'll resolve. And I believe them, because I admit I often won't click on them, either.

        I see that there may still be a net gain, of course (by accommodating more links), but certainly some potential visitors are also lost, this way.
        Hasn't hurt me...I guess you simply have to look at the person posting.

        The difference of 120+ characters knocked down to 20 is huge for me.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
          Originally Posted by Jason Kanigan View Post

          Hasn't hurt me...
          May I ask how do you know for sure?
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          • Profile picture of the author Antonios
            That behavior of not clicking on a shortened or cloaked URL is quite interesting and disturbing at the same time.

            I have dozens of shortened and/or let say "disguised" urls all over the web.

            Could that probably be why I don't get the clicks that I have expected?

            Most of the time I use them as trackers.

            trck.me, trafficwave, bit.ly, minurl.org, tinyurl.com, adtracker.com, etc....

            What other options do we have for tracking urls?

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            And on the signature issue:

            I guess most of us don't read forum rules.

            Or, if we read them, we don't see the whole picture.

            I have been a WF member for some years, but I am not a frequent visitor, and almost every time I visit it something have changed.

            Like this time, why my signatures have disappeared from my posts.

            I though I had made that "Affiliate url" correction.

            Probably, I did it in another Forum and thoght that it was here.

            Keeping track of all the sites, forums, blogs, social media, etc, that one participates isn't easy and very time consuming.

            And, every time one visits one of these sites there are changes. Some of these changes are complete site renewals. Sometimes even the "gone out of business" change.

            And one has to find all the places that one has placed those urls to update them or delete them.

            If one has placed them in signatures, imagine the tasks involved.

            Usually I do the recommendations given here:

            I have my own paid hosted and domain name and I build affiliate pages there.

            When an affiliate program has gone out of business, I try to find another one with similar characteristics so that I don't have to change everything, most of the time I just change the redirect URL link in my hosted domain page.

            Probably, using a rotator could save some time, but there are sites that don't accept rotators. Specially, advertising sites.

            Another thing to be careful is that in WSO posts, signatures aren't allowed. You have to delete them in WSO posts, if you participate in any of them.

            Some of you might have your signatures deleted because you participated in a WSO post and didn't blocked them there.

            Something that is as easy as including a signature in your posts, becomes a headache if you are serious in this business.

            Specially, when I do it as a part time.

            I have a job and a family to give time, too.

            Sincerely,

            Antonios
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            • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
              Originally Posted by Tina Golden View Post

              Wow! I was just going to back out of this thread after seeing the OP being helped but then these two comments caught my eye. I've been using shortened URLs just to enable things to fit, plus I was using that as a way to track results.

              It never occurred to me that I could be losing clicks by doing this. I gave you both a quick thanks but had to comment anyway. Sometimes it's the little things that can make a big difference so I appreciate both of you for taking the time to point that out.
              Tina, I think I'm somewhere in the middle on this. I wouldn't hesitate to click on your sig, simply due to knowing your past record here.

              It's a different story for a brand new member whose username looks like he dropped a sandwich on the keyboard, has only a few posts, and those posts are shorter than his sig while adding nothing to the forum.

              Originally Posted by SFM Champ View Post

              Are appropriate affiliate links ever allowed in the body of a posting?
              Not anymore.

              In days gone by, you could post an occasional affiliate link as long as it was identified as such. The protocol was to provide both the affiliate and non-affiliate links and let people choose which they wanted to click. While it may seem counterintuitive, this often resulted in more affiliate clicks.

              Then, like anything else, the privilege was abused to the point that the board became almost unusable. Allen had to cut off allowing affiliate links at all. Hence the edit to the rules quoted earlier...
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      • Profile picture of the author talfighel
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        But I also see many Warriors saying openly that they won't click on them, not knowing to where they'll resolve.
        You are right Lexi.

        I know that some people will not click on those links (like myself) because it does not seem professional and they don't know where they will end up.
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    Whenever I see a shortened URL in a signature, I assume it's to hide something (usually an affiliate link).

    Obviously that's not always the case, but perception is important.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      But I also see many Warriors saying openly that they won't click on them, not knowing to where they'll resolve. And I believe them, because I admit I often won't click on them, either.
      Originally Posted by UMS View Post

      Whenever I see a shortened URL in a signature, I assume it's to hide something (usually an affiliate link).
      Wow! I was just going to back out of this thread after seeing the OP being helped but then these two comments caught my eye. I've been using shortened URLs just to enable things to fit, plus I was using that as a way to track results.

      It never occurred to me that I could be losing clicks by doing this. I gave you both a quick thanks but had to comment anyway. Sometimes it's the little things that can make a big difference so I appreciate both of you for taking the time to point that out.
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  • Profile picture of the author footballfreak
    No need to pay!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
    Hey OP!

    Does The Rock know you stole his catch phrase.

    @Team Bring It.

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  • Profile picture of the author SFM Champ
    Are appropriate affiliate links ever allowed in the body of a posting?
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    You are using a font that could get your sig deleted. That may also explain why you can not get another hyper link to show .. the huge font may be taking up all of your space.
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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    I don't see any reason you would need more than two. There is very little SEO benefit, and you need to present your best stuff and do well with the clicks you receive.
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