About Jude81
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796 followers Joined December 2019
Hi, my name is Jude. I live in beautiful Far North Queensland, Australia, with my husband and our two beautiful daughters. My eldest is born

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What do you charge for a do -follow link?

What do you charge for a do -follow link?

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Search Engine Optimization

Hi eveyone, I hope you are well.

I was just wondering what you guys would charge and if you would charge for a do-follow link.

My sites are not highly authoritati

Hi - I wouldn't do this, it is against Google's terms and conditions, and can harm your site, as well as theirs.

Thanks Diane, I appreciate it.

Have a great day.

Jude

Hey Jude,

Many articles have been written on quest posts... see screen print below...

Personally, I've NEVER charged for a do-follow link, as I won't link to sites that are not high on authority.

Due to the contradictions on guest posts, I keep my sites to myself.

You may find it beneficial to do some searching on this topic and reading through some of the articles so that you become more aware of what issues you MIGHT be faced with, should you accept guest posts.

Hope you find this helpful.

Thanks for sharing your input Trish; I appreciate it.

Have a great day.

Jude

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What to do with a website your don't want to continue with?

What to do with a website your don't want to continue with?

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Website Development & Programming

Hi all, I don't want to continue with one of my three websites, and as I stopped working on it, I have also lost all my traffic on this site.

There are still some affili

Hey Jude,

1.) If you're planning on creating a new domain name but want to continue using the content on the new site, all you'd need to do is buy the new domain, and using a backup file from the old domain, restore your new domain with that backup file... and POOF! your site will be moved.

Then... once you're CERTAIN the content was all captured properly, DELETE all content from the OLD site and have it set to redirect to the NEW domain. Making sure to NOT renew the OLD domain URL.

In the meantime, the redirect will make Google a VERY Happy Camper, and you will be able to keep your content.

2.) If you're tossing in the towel on that niche... you might want to use that site as a "giveaway" to one of your referrals, if/when they sign up for a YEAR's subscription to whichever membership level they want.

OR...
3.) You could try selling it for "peanuts" on sites that auction off websites.

Those are the only 3 options that I can think of straight away.

Hope this helps you.

Thanks Thrish, I have put it on auction site for peanuts for now. I figgured might be a nice learning experience for s next time.

Let's see what happens.

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

Jude

Left the website link on your profile, ask any WA member to view it. If anyone would like to take over, can contact directly to you.

If you keep it, you still have to pay the annual fee for it.

Just an idea.

Thabks for stoppinv by and the suggestion, I appreciate it.

Jude

Thanks for this, it has mafe me aware of websites that I have that have not been used for a long time, I must make some decisions as well.

I also suggest you backup your sites, you can use the AIO WP Migration or Updraft plugins. UpdraftPlus is a premium and highly recommended

You may list it marketplaces like GoDaddy, Sedo, Flippa, and | or Uniregistry to list your domains. I would follow up on each site's terms and conditions and how to make sales. What you need to look for. Also, I would use the services of an escrow so that I do not get scammed. They typically charge a fee.

If you have a built site, it is worth getting an estimate and working out your stats so that your buyer | and the bidder can work out their ROI. And to prove authenticity and transparency.

Or you may employ brokers to sell your domains; they also charge a fee.

Good luck whatever you do.

Resource

Thanks, Abie. I don't think my site would be worth much as it only has approx 30 articles on it, and I have not worked on it for a long time, yet I like to get something for it if I could.

I'll probably have to learn and go out there and make mistakes as I did before.

Thanks for your input; I appreciate it.

Jude

Ps, what do you mean unregister to list domain?

I leave my unused websites dormant, Jude, because I never know when I might decide to work on them again, and since I like the domains they are on, no harm, no foul!

Jeff

Hi Jeff, I have done this for a fair while now, but I know I feel confident now. I don't want to get back to it now.

I am very busy with my other two sites, and I now have strong inspiration for my third site when I have the time to set it up, which isn't what I had started, lol.

I hope you are well, Jeff; it is good to 'see' you and thanks a lot for stopping by. I appreciate it.

Have a great day.
Jude

Okay, Jude!

You know what you want my friend!

I am glad that you are doing well, my friend!

I hope all is well with you and yours!

Jeff

Yes to all, for short answer...grin.

When you no longer want to use the website:
1. Remove all or any content you want to keep.

2. Contact your affiliate link products/programs to remove your website/close affiliate account.

3. Go to websites, select site domains, click, find domain name and click to stop auto renewal (red/green button).

4. When you have removed everything you want from the site, return to websites tab, select website manager, scroll down to the website you want to delete, hit details tab in lower right corner.

5. Scroll to bottom of page, beneath the'Included with your premium hosting' section.
Lower left corner you will see Delete this Website.

Click and follow instructions.

Rudy

Thanks, Rudy, for your helpful overview.

Helpful as always; I appreciate it.

Have a great day.

Jude

You're welcome!

Rudy

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Has anyone good or bad experiences working with skim links?

Has anyone good or bad experiences working with skim links?

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Authoring & Writing Content

Hi Everyone. I was just interested in seeing if anyone is working with Skimlinks and their experience.

I was so excited to find this platform as they have fantastic comm

I've known Skimlinks for countless years now and they have been a wonderful, successful service for tens of thousands of affiliates. They provide a valuable service to help you monetize your site without having to deal with the tech part of adding the links. Here's another tip - when writing new content, use Skimlinks at first to see which merchant resonates best with your readers, then join that merchant's program directly to earn the full commission.

You'll find bad reviews on everyone if you look for them. There's always someone who isn't happy who wants to tell the world. But honestly I know more affiliates than I can count who have been very happy with Skimlinks.

Thanks a lot for your insight Jeannine; I appreciate it🙌.

Kind regards, Jude

Sorry Jude, I have not used however appreciate your question for learning.

Thanks for stopping by Abie, I appreciate it.

Jude

No worries I could have helped more.

I've never heard of them until now, Jude, but am reading with interest!

Jeff

Great Jeffrey, hope you are keeping well.

Jude

I am, Jude, and I hope you and yours are doing GREAT!

Jeff

Thanks Jeff, We are all good. I appreciate your comment.

Take care,
Jude

I'm glad to hear that, Jude, and you are very welcome!

Jeff🙏

We have not used them, but like you found some reviews that are worth taking note of. The common thoughts to consider are It looks like your commission is great but they take 25% cut of what you earn. They are the owner of this program so that have the right to set up their own terms and conditions. I believe they have a 90-day payment timeframe. I also ready that Support has a reputation for being slow. They are UK based.

Looks like your have read several reviews of them already.

Hi, thanks for stopping by.

Yes, I read reviews before signing up, and those reviews were somehow positive. After it took longer than expected to get approved for the second site, I started to do more research and bumped into totally different research.

I was shocked and disappointed as I found Skimlinks had many positives, and I was hoping some in this network at WA may use them successfully....but maybe not the case.

Thank you for stopping by and giving your insight.

Cheers Jude

I don't know what your niche is but established affiliate networks like Awin, Rakuten, SareASlae Amazon can be trusted.

Thank you kindly for checking in and sharing insight. I appreciate it. I am with most of them, too; I was just interested in starting using Skimlinks as I did find good commissions for a merchant I have a lot of content written from.

Have a great weekend

Jude

Hope it works out well for you.
Enjoy your weekend too.

Hi - if this is the program I am thinking of, I tried them a few years ago and was not happy.

They automatically add affiliate links every time you mention the product if, for example, you were doing a review. And, of course, you can't help but mention the name of the product numerous times!

So, if you mentioned the product name 25 times, in your review, they would turn every one of them into an affiliate link. And at the time, they double-underlined every link.

So, your post would be stuffed full of really obvious links.

I am not sure why you think they have fantastic commissions, they simply use the standard rate set by each merchant. Perhaps the ones you have looked at have good rates anyway.

But, are you aware that they take 25% of your commission? So, if a product costs $100 with a 10% commission rate, you would only receive $7.50. They would take $2.50.

As I say, it was years ago when I tried them, so perhaps somebody will reply with more recent experience.





How come? Are they acting as an agency?
Thank you.
Lula

Hi - I suppose it's because it's an automated process, you don't have to find affiliate links, they do it for you.

Smart, lol.
Lula

Hi Diane thanks for stopping by and giving your insight.

Beside impact, Share a sale and commidion factory, I have been using Flexoffers since December.

I love Flexoffers for a few reasons but their commisiin rate is many cases far behind other affiliate networks. (In my case anyway).

E.G, I had $750 on sales by Hanna Andersson and they gave me 0.8 percent.

I was so annoyed with such liw commission for this merchant that i looked for better options and found Skimlinks. When I found out the difference as they appear to pay $20% instead i was shocqued.

Also Carters at Flexoffers 0.8%.

I mentioned the liw commission to Flexoffers and they increased to 1.6. Still impact and Skimlinks pay 10%.

So I figured eventhough they take 25% I am still winning. But at the end maybe not.

I have been reading it has been taken over and habe been really good previously.

I did read reviews before singing up who were really positive but after reading some more I may have to reconsider.

Thanks Diane, I appreciate your feedback.

Jude

Thanks Diane for your great insights.

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Does skim links have to be marked as affiliate links too?

Does skim links have to be marked as affiliate links too?

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Authoring & Writing Content

Hi everyone, I am just changing some of my affiliate links from other platforms to monetize them with Skimlinks.

As you may know, with skim links, you don't have to use

Yes, you must disclose that the post contains affiliate links and if someone makes a purchase you may receive a commission.

Hi Jeannine, thanks fir your reply.

I do have that dusclosed as well in the beginning.

I was just wondering if I have to check the standard URLs as sponsored links in wordpress as well as they are regular URLs and not affiliate links. Yet they are monitized as a URL...

That's awesome Jeannine!

Based on the definition of skim links. "Skimlinks is a content monetization platform for online publishers (including editorial sites, forums, bloggers, social networks, and app developers)." they would need to be sponsored links.

Hi, thanks for your respond. Yes I would think so too. Probably I have to mark the URLs from Merchants they are working with as sponsored.

I just put the script in my website from Skim and had random urls i not previously was affiliated with, popping op with clicks in my dashbiard as they apear to be advertiser with Skimlink. I will have to go through my sites as more Urls may be as well.

Thanjs for your insight.

Jude

You are so very welcome.

I'd probably ask Jeanine going forward

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/jeanninec

Great idea, thanks Albie.

No worries, I hope you get it figured out sooner, Jude!

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Why does wordpress don't show notifications for my plugins ?

Why does wordpress don't show notifications for my plugins ?

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Everything Wordpress

Hi everyone. I was just wondering if anyone else suddenly has stopped receiving nominations for plugins in their WordPress back office and found a solution for this?

I h

have you checked whether auto updates have been turned off in your plugin directory..
if they are not set to auto update then now you don't get any notification until thay are updated....
i hope you manage to solve it Jude
phil

Thanks Phil. They are on auto update. I didnt change anything but just stopped receiving the notifications.

Ihope to resolve it soon. Thanks for checking in Phil.

Jude

have you checked your spam inbox...mine ends up in there occasionally...

Hi, I used to get them in my WordPress back office, but not anymore. I have no idea why. Thanks for the suggestion Phil.

Jude

It is very unexpected. But when you click on plugins as you scroll down they do show they need to be updated there, right.

Used to be, but not anymore. None of my sites receive them anymore...

Do you have them set to automatically update then?

Yes, I do, but I have not changed it though. I contacted site support and was told that all plugins were updated, though. Not sure why things have changed. in regards with notifacions.

Thnks for stopping by.

Jude

Ok. Glad that is resolved. Have a great day.

Hey Jude,

Sounds like an issue that SiteSupport should be able to fix for you: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Hope you find this helpful.

Great thank you Trish. Thanks for stopping by.

Jude

When you log into the WordPress admin do your plugins show up as needing an update?

No, they don't. That is my issue that i not receive notifications.

I used to get daily notifications, but now I do not receive any notification anymore for any of my sites. So strange.

I am receiving Jude, I very recently manually updated some plugins.

You may need to empty the browser cache, refresh and try again. Try URL in a different browser or mobile device.

Thanks, Abie. I just tried that out but unfortunately, no luck😪.

So you go to each plugin from all your sites to check?
Do you have your plugins on auto-update?

Thanks for stopping by Abie

Edit. How can I find out my plugin need updating without notificatiin, and how will I do that please?

A red circle notification will show when a theme, a plugin, or WordPress wants to update.

I have them on manual vs. auto, so I allow myself the choice to back up my site before I do.

Also, when you go to your themes and plugins tabs, it will show you a notification to update; I manually click all mine.

Yes, indeed, Abie, that is why I am used to the red circle notifications and always when login in, some plugins need to be updated, yet now this seems to have changed..

Unsure why things have changed, so range.

Thans for stopping by. Have a great day.
Jude

I would ask site support to check on your site.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

And no worries, let us know how you get along.

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