Looking for referrals through WA blogs
Last Update: Sep 19, 2014
Some of our WA friends are using the Wealthy Affiliate blog to drag new referals. This method is not new here, but it kicks me sometimes off when I read the content of their blogs. So I don't know if it is successful, ( I tried to find out if their blogs were ranked at Google, mostly not). So I would like to know your opinion to use the WA blog instead of an own website to attract new members? Is it ok or should they use their websites?
It doesn't bother me when people do this however, I think it's better to learn how to get your articles ranked on your own site. That is the point of the training after all isn't it?
As I know from Kyle, in one of his lessons, he says that if someone writes a post here at WA which gets ranked at Google and then someone else comes through his post at WA and opens an account, that member will earn a commission. So, it is not a problem.
I know this lesson. I think most of you did misunderstand my question. I did ask you, what do you think about. Is this a good strategy to operate or not.
I post a blog that mainly covers my experience here at Wa. And I add some of my daily routines, or what I am working on. As well as talking about how wonderful the members in th WA community are, and the great resources and tools. I actually have fun writing this blog. :)
Exactly Kim, and this is a great way to show anyone from "the outside" looking in to see what a wonderful community we have and the support and consideration we offer each other.
...And I know you'll agree with this Kim that keeping comments positive and avoiding complaining and moaning about inconsequential stuff is totally unnecessary and helps no-one!
Nope, none of that. I do discuss some issues or problems that I may have and show how I resolved them, in other words every problem can be solved. Thank you for a wonderful reply. Kim
Ah yes well that's different to show how you have resolved things :) You too have a wonderful day!
So far, I have only posted success/ progress blogs. As far as I can see, WA blogs and your own sites blogs are supposed to be separate. There is a designated section for posting links to your website. You are not supposed to advertise any products or spam.
I've seen blog posts here rank straight away - so they do get into the SERPs.
Kyle does say in the training to share some of the content here - and I've seen people do it.
I suppose if it's a relevant post, and shows off a certain part of WA for someone - then there's no harm in sharing any of the content here - and hoping people viewing like what they see, and sign up.
Personally, I would rather use my own website - as that has content that is "me" and gets across the message I want to put out there.
So I'd like to think that anyone who may register after coming to my site, does so because I've connected with them.
I don't think that would be the same if I just referred them to someone else's post on WA somewhere. But nothing to stop anyone from doing exactly that.
Isn't this a closed blogging platform? If it is, how are those posts getting out to attract new folks? They need to have it on their website, not here. I'm with Kristy (kleblanc13) in that I thought they were doing it to get feedback. There is a pretty tight no spam policy here about plugging your own stuff in blog posts. If you want feedback, there are better places to post your pages, too. Not sure exactly what the answer is here.
Carla, the blog posts on WA, our own blog posts, are out there in cyberland for all to read, and not private. That's how I see it... So we can use both, the WA Blog posts and our own websites, correct me someone who knows for sure, If I am wrong. Thanks
Yeah, after all, if they can get ranked by google, it means they are out there in cyber space to get ranked :)
i've learned my lessons, and WA is not a closed platform. i was simply asking your opinion abouti the usage of this strategy, if it could be successful. Everybody can do what he wants inside the borders defined by Kyle and Carson.
Oh, I'm a big rule follower, Guy. It confused me at first. I just learned that it's not closed. I thought this space was for our thoughts, for helping others and such. Since these blogs are out there, then I guess it's pretty useful. I've seen some great posts here about WA.
Giludi, hmmmm. I'm not sure. Using the WA blog does call attention to how awesome the people are here, and if it brings in new members I think that's a good thing. Are you saying some people don't write very good blogs and there's using WA as a cover up?
My opinion doesn't matter, but there are different members ( I will nor point them) using WA or only having teasers of their WA blog on their websites.
I've always wondered why people post their WA blogs to WA. Sometimes there are helpful tidbits, but sometimes they just seem to be regurgitating what we in WA already know. I always assumed they were looking for comments or feedback, never realized they were using them instead of a website. I don't see how they get traffic if they don't have a website, so it seems rather pointless.
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This is just my personal opinion, take it or leave it. The blogs here do get ranked in the search engines. When low hanging keywords are used, they rank well. When writing a blog on WA I think that it is rude to totally target people outside of WA. If the blog is well written and used as a way to educate members as well as anyone who finds it via search, I would have no problem with it. The use of our blogs to help our fellow members by sharing what we learn is the best use of them. When it totally targets outside of WA I simply ignore it. It will get no comments from me.