Stop Leaving Signatures With Your Website Link in WA
Lately I have been seeing members, including a couple of Ambassadors, leaving their website links in their WA blogs and when greeting new members. This is NOT allowed here at WA so please stop!
HOW DO I KNOW THIS?
A little more than a year ago Kyle removed some text and my website link from one of my WA blogs and he told me that it is not allowed here. No forms of self-promotion of our website links outside of the designated areas (see below) are allowed. Since then I do not post my website link to the community in my WA blogs or in comments.
You can post your website link(s) in the appropriate space on your profile page, bottom right corner, and on the following comment threads.
Now those are the links I have (there maybe a couple more) where you are allowed to leave your website links. You are not allowed to leave your links anywhere else. So for those of you who are thinking of signing your WA blogs or your comments with your name and website links...DON'T!
I JUST WANT TO HELP NEW MEMBERS
And why on earth would you spam new members when you are greeting them with your link? It certainly is not to help them. How is giving your website link going to help a new member who hasn't even dipped their toe in the training yet? If you want to share a link to help them, share a WA training or blog link. Internal links are fine but not external links.
Now I realize that this blog only pertains to a really small percentage of members but this message is for ALL members. If Kyle or Carson should see your links, they will remove it and then warn you that it is not allowed, see below message from Kyle to me about this subject.
Obviously they cannot catch every instance of this happening but they shouldn't have to if you just stop trying to get people to your website. You DO want traffic just not so much from WA but rather from organic search engines and social media traffic.
So be kind to your WA community and do not spam your website link. If someone needs to see your website link because you are trying to help them with something, then do what I do, send your link to them in a PM.
OK people, my rant is over. Back to work!
[NOTE: I JUST SAW A SIMILAR BLOG FROM LEO, NOW THAT'S TWO WARNINGS]