Affiliate Linked Sharing of Success Posts No Longer Possible?
Just a short note today and a question...
I wanted to share a success story using the affiliate link that used to be found at the top right of all the posts here.
Guess what? It is gone! That clickable icon is no longer available on that particular post!
Here is an image:
So is this a glitch in the system or are we not supposed to be sharing links to posts that include our affiliate ID?
If so, there is no point in sharing any success posts at all as the point (for me) is to draw in traffic to such posts and have people try out the platform for 7 days...
I am hoping this is a glitch. Is anyone else noticing this?
On the other hand, other posts still have the icon (for example this post does).
Here is an example of THIS blog post:
It is like the WA Cash Credits, changes happening, no explanation/fix, and causing me headaches and lost business...
Maybe Las Vegas fever? If so, I want to catch it (but have the glitches taken care of first!)!!!
HERE IS A WORKAROUND FOR THIS WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU...
I just tried this and it works so if this happens to you on a post here, there is a way to still use your affiliate link:
(1) Copy the link that you want to share that does not have the icon to click on in the upper right corner.
(2) Paste that link somewhere that you can access again easily, i,e, on a word document or anywhere, really...
(3) Copy your affiliate id that is added to the end of the link that you normally would see using the icon (i.e. a_atttappsus - whatever your affiliate ID is)
(3) Paste that link to the end of the post link. Check it out to make sure it is working is my advice.
NOTE:This is a little more work, but most certainly sharing success stories is a good way to get people to have a look at what is here within the Wealthy Affiliate platform so it is worth taking the time needed to make sure if they try the program you will get the credit!
NOTE 2: After getting a lot of great feedback below in the comments I have found the answer as to why the affiliate sharing link is NOT there for the particular post I was wanting to share...It seems when we publish (or when we edit) a post we can set the post to hidden, not to be shared, etc.
I would advise that in such case it would be better to post a summary or synopsis of the success post (perfectly okay) rather than using the procedure I mention above. This was you can still get the good news out, but are not going against the wishes of the author.
If you would like to share the entire post, good etiquette would require that you request it from the author. It may be that they have a specific reason for NOT having it shared in totem...Since it is not imperative in my case, I will use this option as opposed to adding my affiliate link...
Cheers and enjoy the Super Bowl today (or tomorrow morining in my case) all!
Dave : )