YouTube Links in WA Blog Posts

Last Update: March 26, 2021

So, there seems to be increasing use of YouTube videos within WA blog posts. As far as I am aware, at one point, it wasn't even possible to add a YouTube link. And it certainly seems to contravene the spam rules, which state:

  • Do not post content where your readers are required to go to an external website to "read more" or "watch". All of the content must be self-contained within the post itself.

So, wondering if the rules had changed, I asked Kyle in Live Chat. Please see a screenshot of his response below. I don't have any further information and don't intend to enter into any discussion on this, as to how to interpret what he said. Any further questions as to what is acceptable should be addressed directly to Kyle.

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isim Premium
Diane. Thanks for clarifying. I'd read somewhere that you can get a YouTube link to embed in another web page that wouldn't just show the URL (I guess like embedding the link in a WhatsApp message does or maybe amazon picture links or Groupon links), but hadn't really experimented with it anyway so you saved me the time - I won't.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - this relates to adding YouTube videos to a blog here at WA for other members, which is not allowed. However, it is perfectly fine to add YouTube videos to your own website.
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isim Premium
Ah, OK. Thanks for the further clarification : )
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YvonneBray Premium
I am confused Diane.

In Bootcamp Kyle indicates creating pins on our noticeboard
phase 4 lesson 2 of 10

"A little tip. You can pin absolutely any page or post here within WA. You could create several boards within Pinterest dedicated to different topics using your Affiliate Links here at WA. You have 13 different board topics with the Classrooms alone at WA that you could pin.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/classrooms

Go through these and pin training, pin videos, pin discussions, pin blog posts."

I've obviously done something wrong???
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - this post relates to the fact that some members have started adding YouTube links to their WA blog posts. For example, for motivation purposes.

Kyle has indicated that it is not permitted to add a YouTube link to a WA blog post, other than the circumstances he describes.

I am not sure what that has to do with being able to Pin WA content to your Pinterest boards?
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YvonneBray Premium
Now I get it, Diane; duh, I'm a bit slow tonight. I am calling it a night. Thank you.
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BlairT1 Premium Plus
Yes good to know
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hYRETTE1 Premium
Good to know
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BrendaMZ Premium
Yeah, I saw that ad warned a few people about it.
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