Linking in Warriorforum blog posts

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Are we allowed to link to our own squeeze pages in a blog post as long as it comes from our own domain?
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  • Profile picture of the author nightrider85
    Originally Posted by bizness452 View Post

    Are we allowed to link to our own squeeze pages in a blog post as long as it comes from our own domain?
    put in your signature just like mine below....try click on war room member on right bottom of your screen and see the benefit that you can get...

    and don't try post or spam your link in your forum post otherwise you'll get banned.

    engage people that you can help just like what im doing..hope that helps ya..
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    • Profile picture of the author butters
      Yeah that's fine, here are the sig rules

      SIGNATURE FILE RULES

      (1) Maximum length of sig file is 5 lines which includes any blank lines used for spaces.

      (2) You are only permitted 1 color in your sig file, this can be any color so long as it's black (hyper links can be blue as they come up this way on the board)

      (3) Sig files may only be written in the normal standard font size.

      (4) You may bold or italicize but that's it.

      (5) No Affiliate Links Allowed - Promote Your Own Domain/s Only. It's either this or we have to cut out sig files altogether which we do not want to do.

      (6) Anyone Caught Promoting The Same Site/Offer Will Be Deleted. Program owners are telling their members to come here and make posts to promote their offer in their sig files. This has caused tons of useless messages to be posted and it is clogging up the forum. Anyone caught doing this will have to be removed. This is not an ad forum - it is a discussion forum.

      We have no problem with someone linking to their WSO within their sig.

      Due to certain people trying to find a loophole I needed to add yet another edit. Please do not try to get around these rules by getting your own domain name and simply redirecting it to an affiliate program. You Will Be Removed From Here When Caught.

      If you want to promote an affiliate program do it on your own domain. Your own web site. Not a "pre-made" web site. Your own web site, a real one. Then put THAT web site in your sig file.

      A simple way to stay within this rule is this:

      Promote Your Own Real Web Site And Do Not Listen To Anyone Who Tells You To Come Here Just To Promote A Site They Created For You.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Gentlemen, the OP is asking about posting links to his own site in his Warrior Forum Blog posts, not in his forum posts or signature-file. I don't know the answer, but I'm "just saying" :p
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        • Profile picture of the author mekdroid
          I would like to know the rule for that too! Linking from the blog itself *might* not be considered the same as linking from the signature ...
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        • Profile picture of the author nightrider85
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          Gentlemen, the OP is asking about posting links to his own site in his Warrior Forum Blog posts, not in his forum posts or signature-file. I don't know the answer, but I'm "just saying" :p
          woopss !! nice spot..my mistake...thanks for clarification and helping our fellow warrior here..
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          • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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            Originally Posted by nightrider85 View Post

            thanks for clarification and helping our fellow warrior here..
            I can't actually help him, because I don't know the answer. :rolleyes:

            But someone will, eventually.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Originally Posted by bizness452 View Post

    Are we allowed to link to our own squeeze pages in a blog post as long as it comes from our own domain?
    No. Links to your own sites are generally reported and deleted. Links to your own sites on tons of posts normally result in the OP being banned. Allowing links just results in people using the forum to spam their links, so they aren't allowed except in your signature.

    Saying in a post, check my signature to self promote in a post is most often deleted as well and treated the same way as linking in the post.
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    • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      No. Links to your own sites are generally reported and deleted. Links to your own sites on tons of posts normally result in the OP being banned. Allowing links just results in people using the forum to spam their links, so they aren't allowed except in your signature.
      Since when?

      It depend on how it's done. In my experience.
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by GarrieWilson View Post

        Since when?

        It depend on how it's done. In my experience.
        Since a long time. I don't know since when but I haven't seen it allowed. It may go unreported and therefore slides in but when reported, it's normally deleted.
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        • Profile picture of the author David Keith
          Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

          Since a long time. I don't know since when but I haven't seen it allowed. It may go unreported and therefore slides in but when reported, it's normally deleted.
          I think it also has a lot to do with what the motive appears to be. If i posted asking for advice about my baby formula site with a link in it, its unlikely to be perceived as self promotion but rather as someone seeking advice and the url is a relevant and much needed detail.

          However if i posted a link to a site selling pretty much anything in the how to make money niche then it will get scrutinized a whole lot harder...and rightfully so.

          most of us here are not dummies. The motives are usually pretty transparent to veterans...especially the mods who have seen it all by this point.
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          • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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            Originally Posted by David Keith View Post

            I think it also has a lot to do with what the motive appears to be. If i posted asking for advice about my baby formula site with a link in it, its unlikely to be perceived as self promotion but rather as someone seeking advice and the url is a relevant and much needed detail.
            This is the only exception I've seen. People asking for a review of their website.
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    • Profile picture of the author onSubie
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      No. Links to your own sites are generally reported and deleted. Links to your own sites on tons of posts normally result in the OP being banned. Allowing links just results in people using the forum to spam their links, so they aren't allowed except in your signature.

      Saying in a post, check my signature to self promote in a post is most often deleted as well and treated the same way as linking in the post.
      I think that mostly applies to sig rules, not posts on your personal blog under your profile.

      Mahlon
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  • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
    Originally Posted by bizness452 View Post

    in a blog post
    Not a forum post.

    I've been curious about this myself. Specifically affiliate links from WF blog posts. Hopefully someone who understands the question and knows the answer will help us all out.
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  • Profile picture of the author butters
    Good spot Alexa

    This thread may help understand at least Pauls thinking behind moderating.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...moderator.html

    Paul doesn't mention Blog per se but posts in general

    Now, for the most commonly misunderstood concept: Self-promotional posts.

    The prohibition on spam is not an arbitrary one. If ads are allowed unchecked, they'll choke out useful communication. We've all seen what that can do to email, and it can happen even more quickly with a forum.

    People do pretty well with reporting the obvious spam. Drive-by ads, articles posted just to get attention to a link and the like go away quickly. No need to explain that.

    For the edge cases, a quote from a post I made in another thread:

    This is something most folks here never quite get their heads around. People create products on the subjects they know the most about. That also happens to be the area in which they can offer the most help to others. No coincidence there, and no conspiracy. Just plain logic.

    One of the guidelines I always used when I was moderating was a question: Is the information in this post useful on its own, without needing to buy a product? If so, it's a valid post. If not, it's not.

    The decision was based solely on the content of the post. I deliberately ignored sig files for purposes of answering that question, unless the poster made a reference that seemed to point to theirs. That provided a balance of interests that worked. People got to promote their knowledge and their products, in ways that were helpful whether someone purchased anything from them or not.

    Win-win.

    People pay waaay too much attention to the correlation of sig files and post content these days, and way too little to the value of the content itself.

    Self-promotion, if that's your motivation for posting, should be driven by adding value, not blatantly (or sneakily) shoving ads in people's faces.

    Put another way: If the post would be useful without the sig file, the poster has earned the sig file.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
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      1. Please don't make it one big advertisement.

      2. All Blogs MUST Stay On The Topic Of Making Money, Business, Finance..etc

      The Warrior Forum is about making money and we can't have blogs about cooking, weight loss and hairless dogs...etc.

      All blogs that are nothing but a 'test' or an 'ad' will be deleted. We will be pruning them on a regular basis.
      It doesn't specify about links, but it probably shouldn't be used just to funnel traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by butters View Post

      Good spot Alexa

      This thread may help understand at least Pauls thinking behind moderating.

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...moderator.html

      Paul doesn't mention Blog per se but posts in general
      This addresses post content/self promotion. It doesn't specifically address dropping links to your sites in WF posts.

      I've seen Paul say at least two times in threads that it is not allowed period. Then comes the people who mention an exception that seems to be made for the "will you review my squeeze page/website please" posts. I've asked Paul or a mod to chime in here to give the answer.
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      • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
        Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

        This addresses post content/self promotion. It doesn't specifically address dropping links to your sites in WF posts.
        You do know the topic is on BLOG posts not forum posts, right?
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        • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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          Originally Posted by GarrieWilson View Post

          You do know the topic is on BLOG posts not forum posts, right?
          No ... thanks for pointing that out. I don't know the rules on blog posts at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by RogueOne View Post

      Not a forum post.

      I've been curious about this myself. Specifically affiliate links from WF blog posts. Hopefully someone who understands the question and knows the answer will help us all out.
      Affiliate links used to be allowed, with a certain etiquette. That was abused so badly by 'forum lawyers' trying to nitpick the rules that affiliate links are no longer allowed - period.

      Another point on WF blogs. Remember the tag line from the forum - "Where we talk about making money" - when choosing content for your WF blog.

      Just like using affiliate links, using your blog as a pure promotional tool will get your virtual backside kicked to the virtual curb.

      Thank the jackwads who peed in the pool for this...
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    I'm not 100% sure but I remember seeing some outside links from WF blog posts. You may try to check some members with blog posts to make sure.

    Example:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/blogs/ga...er-action.html

    BTW, people keep posting irrelevant message above without reading/understanding the OP's question.
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    Moderator's Note: You're only allowed to put your own products or sites in your signature.

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