Official Posting Rules at Wealthy Affiliate

Last Update: Jul 13, 2021

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Hey Everyone,

I just want to offer people a clear and concise "posting" rule list here at WA. Obviously, we are a "spam free" community, so any form of spam or blatant promotions are not allowed within Wealthy Affiliate. If your intended purpose of being here and to engage is solely based on your underlying promotions, please refrain from doing this.

The reason we are firm on our stance on self promotion here at Wealthy Affiliate is we are and want to continue to be a safe haven for people. One that is free of all promotions and focuses on people helping each other! :)

If you want to offer help or training or tell a story, do so within the mediums provided here (create training, create a blog post, engage within comments or chat with others).

Here are the rules for spam within WA. If you go against any of these, you may lose all posting privileges within WA and depending on or may be completely removed from WA without the ability to ever join again (yes, we do take this stuff seriously).

  1. No unsolicited messages promoting products, services, or outside communication to be sent through private messaging. This will lead to immediate removal of your ability to post anywhere within WA.
  2. No copied content allowed to be posted here at Wealthy Affiliate. This content will be immediately removed and you will lose posting privileges.
  3. Do not copy content from WA and post it somewhere else on the Internet. This includes copying your own blog content and putting it on your website.
  4. No promotions with comments or chat. Although these may seem like subtle ways to promote, if you are caught doing this, you will likely lose privileges. If a link is posted out of an act to help someone, not sell something, that is OK.
  5. No training should be focused around a promotion of a product or service or give half information. If it does, then it will be immediately removed from the training at WA and you may lose all privileges to post training in the future.
  6. No blog posts that are created for the pure purpose of promoting a product. This does include product reviews. Rants are OK.
  7. No adding affiliate links to any blog, training, discussion or private message. We do not allow any form of affiliate links here within your posts, reserve those links for your website.
  8. Do not post anything that is "niche" content. If you have a dieting website or a website that offers people recipes, these types of posts should be reserved for your own website and not within Wealthy Affiliate.
  9. No incomplete content. Do not post content where your readers are required to go to an external website to "read more" or "watch". All the content must be self-contained within the post itself.
  10. No soliciting phone numbers. Do not share your phone number, or asking for others phone numbers.
  11. Asking for personal contact information. Do not ask for personal details, such as email addresses, addresses, or first and last name.
  12. Any inappropriate/adult content. This includes adult content, website URL's or related images.
  13. Click bait headlines. Do not use incorrect or misleading headlines within your discussions or blog posts.
  14. No faith or religion based posts. We all have different beliefs and values, please do not use Wealthy Affiliate as a medium to discuss faith or religion. To avoid any form of conflict, we are a religion neutral platform.
  15. No signatures. Do not conlcude your posts with your website URL, image, etc. Do know that all of your posts will include your name and a link to your profile here at WA where you will be able to include your websites within the "websites" section on your profile.
  16. No politically driven posts. Politics are for Facebook, Twitter and other mediums. These discussions never end well and always end up in flame wars. Please avoid them.
  17. Promoting ANY product whatsoever. Again, we don't allow any promotions here within the community. These are reserved for website.
  18. No charity or GoFundMe posts. We do not allow any form of fundraising or charity including that campaigning for members here within WA. Please keep all fundraising campaigns external of WA.
  19. No "click bait" titles. The title of your post must represent the content you write. Do not create titles that are confusing and that have the purpose of attracting the most clicks as possible.

We are all here with the ultimate goal of success, if you try some "sneaky sneak" spam attempts within WA, you will be caught and you may be in for an "account explosion"! We are flexible on every other aspect of WA other than spam. No exceptions. Just don't do it!

We truly are a community of help and if you see any form of spam going on, please do let us know and we will handle accordingly. :)

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Ooops. I'm a complete newbie. I just created a post (copied one of my own blog posts) that blew through those rules. Someone kindly sent me a link to this page. I deleted the post straight away. I forgot to get the name of the person so I can follow her. Thanks for the help if you know who you are.

That will be me then!

Thanks! Followed :)

Hi Kyle, I just followed this thread for a while, but I want to make sure I understood Richardgb's take on copying WA blogs onto our own website in order to promote WA. It sounds like I can copy your latest post on Las Vegas, maybe parts of it, as in quotes. Wow, is that true? I would respectively like to ask your permission to do so. Surely training posts are exempt.

You may take screenshots however not copy and paste.

You may also click the Affiliate button up top and copy your link to the post | discussion or below for webinars and video trainings and share those. It would include your unique affiliate ID

You may also include an image of a training on your website and link to the location of the training.

You may check below tutorial There are some webinars that are open to starters, they would be prompted to sign up platform at 20 seconds.

If they do they get added to your referrals, and if they later upgrade to Premium you get a commission. That also applies to blog posts, discussions and any other page within WA.

WA follows "last cookie wins" as long as they do not flip the page, you get the referral.

Hope this helps.

Hi Donna ... I'm not sure how I gave you that impression. Are you able to show me where I gave the impression you can copy others' posts ... I need to correct that impression.

What you can do is create a link to any relevant posts at WA from your own posts, or from anywhere on your own site.

You use the link provided, which you can copy from the link sign at the top right of each post.
:-)
Richard

You don't want to copy any content into your website, it will hurt the rankings of your website as Google does not like duplicate content. Anything more than 5% duplicate will adversely impact your SEO.

You can link to any post here at WA through your content on your website, there is an Affiliate Link button on every post that will allow you to earn commissions promoting content here at WA.

Anyone member share anything within Wealthy Affiliate and earn referral credit for it. You can use the “Affiliate Link” button within Blogs, Questions, Training Resources, Courses, Classes, or Profiles to get your UNIQUE affiliate link for those particular pages and earn affiliate credit.

If you create something within WA (blog post, etc), and there is no affiliate link associated with it, you will naturally get affiliate credit for this. For example, if you create a blog post and it ranks in Google, which happens very quickly, someone goes through a Google search and visits your blog post and then JOINS WA, you will get credit for this. Another benefit of creating content at WA.

Hello Richard, your post is a few down in this thread, an answer you gave "Webmaster". Don't worry, it's my left-handed brain mixing it up, not your explanation. I think it is the term "referral credit" that I don't get. There was a training some years back on using internal blog posts to move up in google. I shall go in search of it. I knew I had it wrong, but I do need clarity. I buy from an MLM company, whose products I would love to promote, but they have such strict rules about internet marketing, I would never be able to sell them off a website. Affiliate marketing is much better suited to my style of promoting. I want to promote WA, and I want to do it right.

Thank you for your answer. I knew I had it wrong, but sometimes I don't even know how to state the right question. I will go look at the posts AbieAJ suggested.

Hi again. I wrote back, but in wrong reply. Scroll down a few and find my lengthy reply. Thank you.

Thanks for the update, Dellilah!
No problems.
:-)
Richard

As I have asked you before Kyle ' What do you do? You are called Wealthy Affiliate, that would imply you are going to teach us to make money. Or is your title a bit of fiction? come on tell me what is the point of your site. I suppose you might delete this too,because, you don't like it's content.

First and foremost I am writing this on behalf of self, I am not endorsed nor employed by WA, now that I got that out of the way.

WOW!!

How disrespectful is that?

Wealthy Affiliate can mean a number of things, for me I took it as a place I would be able to learn the fundamentals of making money online and the process in doing so on HIS platform.

Key word: HIS (and partners) meaning;

He invested HIS time, HIS skill set, HIS knowledge, as well as HIS money, to HELP US learn how to be successful as HE is.

He and HIS team give us step by step direction on how to become successful, with nothing in mind but that.

It doesn't matter if you are a higher ranking in anything because he is available and WILLING to assist EVERYONE anytime asked, unlike other platforms, this is PRICELESS!!

There is NO other platform out here that is built the way HIS is.

Most platforms don't care whether YOU succeed or not, their intent was to get you there with a thousand upsells in the process (which you either don't understand or don't know its purpose) and or; after you create a member account, not allowing you access to move forward, unless you purchase.

Point being he and HIS team can do as they please and in order for us to be apart of something so epic, WE follow their rules, NOT QUESTION, or DISRESPECT them, be mindful and don't forget YOUR in HIS space, that He OWNS.

So how can I get into my account and post?

Thank you Kyle!! I needed help and received some thru chat which was great! I went back and had a question and the topic was about divorce and the weather so I left and started a new website with the theme I wanted and copied and pasted everything over. It looks like the website was started today but I've been working on it since the 18th or 19th. So thank you for your post......the topic of why I couldn't get my catagory changed to blog was a tad more important than divorce and the weather. Or atleast I thought so.....🤷🏻

Hi Kyle,

Good day!

I would say that this list should be somewhere in the menu pin, so it is visible with a click of a button for everyone.
Many of the items listed here are reasons why members can be driven away from this platform. For example, not once but many times, I clicked on a topic that was a misleading title and a waste of time.

That is one of the reasons why on many occasions, I don't care to spend time in the community. A lot of times, I see people writing inappropriate subjects violating the rules.

If someone is reporting Spam, there should be a valid reason for their reporting, so mistakes are avoided.

If people signed up, these rules should be available at all times, including the free members.

Thank you.

Best,

Ana

You can search this at any point within the search bar at the top, and this is included directly within the blog editor if you ever need to revisit the rules. :)

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