Hello WordPress champions,
I would like to show my blog to prospective affiliates before going public. Is there a way to do this?

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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You can disable search engine indexing

Settings > Reading

Disable Search Engine Visibility”

And save changes.

When you are ready to go public, then enable indexing.

Of course forward your domain name to whomever interested in seeing it.
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DanielGroulx Premium
Hello Abie,
Nice way to do do it. I'll try this. Thanks a lot!<
Daniel
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You're very welcome.

Let us know when needing help or have further questions.

Much obliged and best wishes.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - I am not sure what you mean. Are you talking about when you apply to join affiliate programs?

If so, then one of the things they may look at, before approving your application is how much traffic you are getting. Obviously, if your site is not public, you won't get any visitors
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DanielGroulx Premium
Hello Diane,
Your comment is interesting. I am wondering what is the effect of publishing a blog that has no solutions to offer to visitors until the products of affiliate vendors actually show on screen. I thought it might be better to fix this before. As I understand your comment, this is not how it works and I have to show I can get traffic before, no matter if I have nothing to offer. Do I get it right?
Thanks for you help.
Daniel
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you need to show Google that your site is about helping people with useful information on the niche subject you have chosen.

Rather than being a "sales" site, where all your articles are written simply with the intention of selling something.

That is how you get your posts ranked high enough to attract traffic.

Ideally, at least your first 10 posts should be purely informational with no selling intent and not be product based.

Following on from that, you can start adding in-depth product reviews.

Overall, you should have a good balance of informational posts and product reviews.
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DanielGroulx Premium
Yes, I get this loud and clear. However I thought it might look a bit odd to show only information without having anything to offer. Well if this the way to go, then I'll just go for it!
Many thanks Diane.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Do you know their email address. You could create an email and include your affiliate link.
Your affiliate ID is the menubar $
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DanielGroulx Premium
Great to hear from you. What is my affiliate link?
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DanielGroulx Premium
Ok I found it. So if my understanding is right, I can build my site as a draft and send this link to anyone I want to share it with. Right?
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jghwebbrand Premium
Your posts will not be available for view and a good URL to copy and send to others until they are published. But if you do what Abie suggests: discourage search engines from indexing WordPress backoffice settings-> reading you could do it that way.

I was thinking you could send an email out to others if you know their email address and put your WA affiliate link in the email.
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DanielGroulx Premium
Great. I believe this sums up the answers. Nice teamwork! Many thanks.
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