About LucindaF
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I come from England but have lived in Sydney, Australia, for the past twenty years. I have been a Personal Assistant most of my life

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I need a simple explanation of what a permalink is please. Thanks. People keep using this expression and it is something I have never really understood and have never asked u

This might be of help. This is by LEO Hope it helps. GOD Bless. Truly Lisa

Good info on different ways to change them on these pages

https://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks
https://managewp.com/wordpress-permalinks-guide

have a nice day.
Robert

Thanks Robert. I will have a look at that too.

No probs and every little piece of info helps.
Have a nice day.
Robert

Perhaps this will help to

Thanks Katie. Very helpful.

Everything you need to know =)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permalink

It's basically a static link.. hence "perma" as in permanent

Thanks John. I thought it was something like that!! Just wanted to make sure as the term seems to be used a lot.

I forget about Wikipedia - I should use it more!!

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What is a permalink please?

What is a permalink please?

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I need a simple explanation of what a permalink is please. Thanks. People keep using this expression and it is something I have never really understood and have never asked u

This might be of help. This is by LEO Hope it helps. GOD Bless. Truly Lisa

Good info on different ways to change them on these pages

https://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks
https://managewp.com/wordpress-permalinks-guide

have a nice day.
Robert

Thanks Robert. I will have a look at that too.

No probs and every little piece of info helps.
Have a nice day.
Robert

Perhaps this will help to

Thanks Katie. Very helpful.

Everything you need to know =)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permalink

It's basically a static link.. hence "perma" as in permanent

Thanks John. I thought it was something like that!! Just wanted to make sure as the term seems to be used a lot.

I forget about Wikipedia - I should use it more!!

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I have been getting very despondent by the WA ranking system. Every day, although I try and ignore it, I see my rank within WA. It seems to go up and down like a yo yo and whe

I know what you mean but there is no monetary value in the rankings. Focus on your site!

Thanks. I am not making money on my site yet either but I am sure that will come if I keep working on it.

I have been away for 5 weeks on holiday and have fallen from top 200 to 500 now but it will go back up now i am back concentrating on my site and blog and helping others. I did nothing for 5 weeks so it is no wonder it fell. However it is more important to keep building your site, keep blogging and get results

Thanks Steve. I will continue building my site as you say and try and ignore the WA rankings.

Don't worry about the WA rankings, focus on the Google rankings instead, those are of real importance for your business

Thanks Loes. My google rankings aren't too bad - I have a few articles in the top first three pages so I suppose that is more important. Not making any money yet though but I am sure that will come!.

Do not worry about ranking Lucinda, you could go on for ever, and not get any of your work complete. Ignore it, you can alter the system that suits you if you get too many emails. That's what I have done

Sherrie

I'm afraid they are all right... try to ignore it. I can't respond to Techie questions -- I ask enough of them myself... so I will never be an ambassador in WA's opinion, but I am in many other organizations, thank goodness :-)))

Thank you for your reply, It is hard to ignore as it is there every time I open up WA. Like you, I can't respond to technical questions either as I am not technical. I don't think I will ever make Ambassador status either. I am sure our talents lie in other things non technical!

Now you got it... no blue ribbons here any way :-)

Hi Lucinda I would agree with the others just ignore the ranking. The ethos of WA is about supporting others - and in some ways the ranking system is there to place a bit of pressure on people to do that. But don't succumb to that pressure, at rank 576 you are doing your bit and that's all that counts.

Thanks for your reply. I forget that the are are so many thousands of people at WA and so I suppose 576 isn't too bad. Although that does depend on the day - it changes all the time. I haven't been able to answer any questions really yet - just ask them! I suppose that will come but you are right I will try not to be influenced by it.

You don't have to answer questions. Your strength may be to encourage and motivate others especially the ones who come after you. You can relate to their experiences. Cheers, Lucinda! You're doing well!

You do not need to concern yourself with the ranking system it is google you want to do well with, there are many that like to assist and its based on that, it is not a reflection on how your progressing and at the end of the day it is about you building your business

Thanks Katie. You are quite right and I do check my google ranking system often as I do have a few posts on the first few pages so I shouldn't get too disheartened. It is just rather difficult to not notice my WA ranking.
Kind regards
Lucinda

The ranking here though is not so we can beat ourselves up over it just a way to encourage to interact in the community when we can some have more input than others I bounce up and down like a ball , why not change the meaning for you see 571 as days to achieving once of your goals or all of them .. have a good day

Thanks Katie

Hi - I've been hear almost 2 years.

I got a real buzz out of helping people and replying to everything I thought I could add value with - and my ranking went up to 18 or better after a few weeks... then I realized I was being rewarded or ranked for helping, but I wasn't spending much time taken action, as per the lessons here. I wasn't obsessed at all by the ranking, but it felt good to be ranked that high.

Now I hover anything between 180 and 230 - I still help where I can, and I still follow new people each week - but because I'm on UK time, and a lot of others are on US/CA time, by the time I log on, most questions have been answered already.

Just do what you're doing - help where you can - if you're having writers block for a few hours or days, browse the forums and questions, and see if you can help someone. You'll get a real sense of satisfaction when you do, and your rank here will gradually settle on a range that reflects your activity and others within the community.

As I type, you're 576 - when you think of how many people are WA members, that's a pretty high ranking imho - so you're doing really well in terms of what you're contributing, and your time spent on your own business.

So stop worrying about your ranking, and just enjoy what WA has to offer - your rank will go up and down, and find a natural level of it's own.

All the best, Mark

Dear Mark.
Thank you for your encouragement. I am in the same position as you really - I am on Australian time and all the questions have usually been answered by the time I log in too. And, usually the ones that haven't been answered, I can't answer anyway yet! I do try and contribute the comment section as much as I can although that is quite time consuming.

You are right though - when I get writer's block I will do as you suggest and browse the questions. It is better than staring at a blank page!

I have only been with WA since January and it has been an enormous learning curve and has taken up a lot of my time trying to understand everything - particularly the technical stuff. So I will try and not look at my ranking (although it is hard to ignore) and continue on as before.
Kind regards
Lucinda

the only ranking that really counts Lucinda is your Google rankings...you are focusing on the right thing...there are some here who are lucky enough to be playing with way more time than you have available...WA rank does not = your value or your rate of success...btw to my knowledge there are thousands of active members and your current rank is 576 hehe call me crazy, but you're doing really well lol

Thanks Stevie. I know you are right. I do check my Google ranking quite a lot and I have few posts on the first few pages. No money yet though!! I suppose I am doing reasonably well although I have been plodding away for some months now. I forget that there are thousands of members here!

Hello,
I don't think that there is a way to hide the rank.

I know it is easier said than done, but just try to ignore it.
It is not that important!
A high rank doesn't mean that someone is successful with his or her websites.
It only shows how active they are here on WA.

If I have a lot of things to do, I only log in to my website and not on WA.

The first 2 months I was a bit obsessed about the ranking here, but then I told myself that my site should be my top priority.
My rank still went up automatically, without forcing it, though.

Thanks for the encouraging words. It is easier said than done to ignore the ranking. You are right - it doesn't mean that people are successful with their websites. I can't really answer that many questions at the moment anyway! Silly question probably - but how do you log into your website without logging into WA please? Maybe I have missed something somewhere!

I think if you write down your password and admin name then just go on Wordpress.com I think you can log in through there :)

To login to your site manually you first need your username and password.
To get this go to where you usually login and you can find the information there and write it down somewhere.
Don't login, but just go to your frontpage of your website and type behind your url /wp-admin
This will bring you to your wordpress login page.
Use the information you wrote down and after login in it will look exactly like you are used to.

(Typing this from my phone so I can't include links easily. Let me know if it worked.) :)

Moritz

Thanks Moritz. I will give it a go next time I log into my site. I have an article to finish this afternoon so don't really want to log out and back in again at the moment. I will let you know how I go though.
Regards
Lucinda

Thanks I will give that a go too

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Is there any way I can hide the wa ranking system?

Is there any way I can hide the wa ranking system?

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I have been getting very despondent by the WA ranking system. Every day, although I try and ignore it, I see my rank within WA. It seems to go up and down like a yo yo and whe

I know what you mean but there is no monetary value in the rankings. Focus on your site!

Thanks. I am not making money on my site yet either but I am sure that will come if I keep working on it.

I have been away for 5 weeks on holiday and have fallen from top 200 to 500 now but it will go back up now i am back concentrating on my site and blog and helping others. I did nothing for 5 weeks so it is no wonder it fell. However it is more important to keep building your site, keep blogging and get results

Thanks Steve. I will continue building my site as you say and try and ignore the WA rankings.

Don't worry about the WA rankings, focus on the Google rankings instead, those are of real importance for your business

Thanks Loes. My google rankings aren't too bad - I have a few articles in the top first three pages so I suppose that is more important. Not making any money yet though but I am sure that will come!.

Do not worry about ranking Lucinda, you could go on for ever, and not get any of your work complete. Ignore it, you can alter the system that suits you if you get too many emails. That's what I have done

Sherrie

I'm afraid they are all right... try to ignore it. I can't respond to Techie questions -- I ask enough of them myself... so I will never be an ambassador in WA's opinion, but I am in many other organizations, thank goodness :-)))

Thank you for your reply, It is hard to ignore as it is there every time I open up WA. Like you, I can't respond to technical questions either as I am not technical. I don't think I will ever make Ambassador status either. I am sure our talents lie in other things non technical!

Now you got it... no blue ribbons here any way :-)

Hi Lucinda I would agree with the others just ignore the ranking. The ethos of WA is about supporting others - and in some ways the ranking system is there to place a bit of pressure on people to do that. But don't succumb to that pressure, at rank 576 you are doing your bit and that's all that counts.

Thanks for your reply. I forget that the are are so many thousands of people at WA and so I suppose 576 isn't too bad. Although that does depend on the day - it changes all the time. I haven't been able to answer any questions really yet - just ask them! I suppose that will come but you are right I will try not to be influenced by it.

You don't have to answer questions. Your strength may be to encourage and motivate others especially the ones who come after you. You can relate to their experiences. Cheers, Lucinda! You're doing well!

You do not need to concern yourself with the ranking system it is google you want to do well with, there are many that like to assist and its based on that, it is not a reflection on how your progressing and at the end of the day it is about you building your business

Thanks Katie. You are quite right and I do check my google ranking system often as I do have a few posts on the first few pages so I shouldn't get too disheartened. It is just rather difficult to not notice my WA ranking.
Kind regards
Lucinda

The ranking here though is not so we can beat ourselves up over it just a way to encourage to interact in the community when we can some have more input than others I bounce up and down like a ball , why not change the meaning for you see 571 as days to achieving once of your goals or all of them .. have a good day

Thanks Katie

Hi - I've been hear almost 2 years.

I got a real buzz out of helping people and replying to everything I thought I could add value with - and my ranking went up to 18 or better after a few weeks... then I realized I was being rewarded or ranked for helping, but I wasn't spending much time taken action, as per the lessons here. I wasn't obsessed at all by the ranking, but it felt good to be ranked that high.

Now I hover anything between 180 and 230 - I still help where I can, and I still follow new people each week - but because I'm on UK time, and a lot of others are on US/CA time, by the time I log on, most questions have been answered already.

Just do what you're doing - help where you can - if you're having writers block for a few hours or days, browse the forums and questions, and see if you can help someone. You'll get a real sense of satisfaction when you do, and your rank here will gradually settle on a range that reflects your activity and others within the community.

As I type, you're 576 - when you think of how many people are WA members, that's a pretty high ranking imho - so you're doing really well in terms of what you're contributing, and your time spent on your own business.

So stop worrying about your ranking, and just enjoy what WA has to offer - your rank will go up and down, and find a natural level of it's own.

All the best, Mark

Dear Mark.
Thank you for your encouragement. I am in the same position as you really - I am on Australian time and all the questions have usually been answered by the time I log in too. And, usually the ones that haven't been answered, I can't answer anyway yet! I do try and contribute the comment section as much as I can although that is quite time consuming.

You are right though - when I get writer's block I will do as you suggest and browse the questions. It is better than staring at a blank page!

I have only been with WA since January and it has been an enormous learning curve and has taken up a lot of my time trying to understand everything - particularly the technical stuff. So I will try and not look at my ranking (although it is hard to ignore) and continue on as before.
Kind regards
Lucinda

the only ranking that really counts Lucinda is your Google rankings...you are focusing on the right thing...there are some here who are lucky enough to be playing with way more time than you have available...WA rank does not = your value or your rate of success...btw to my knowledge there are thousands of active members and your current rank is 576 hehe call me crazy, but you're doing really well lol

Thanks Stevie. I know you are right. I do check my Google ranking quite a lot and I have few posts on the first few pages. No money yet though!! I suppose I am doing reasonably well although I have been plodding away for some months now. I forget that there are thousands of members here!

Hello,
I don't think that there is a way to hide the rank.

I know it is easier said than done, but just try to ignore it.
It is not that important!
A high rank doesn't mean that someone is successful with his or her websites.
It only shows how active they are here on WA.

If I have a lot of things to do, I only log in to my website and not on WA.

The first 2 months I was a bit obsessed about the ranking here, but then I told myself that my site should be my top priority.
My rank still went up automatically, without forcing it, though.

Thanks for the encouraging words. It is easier said than done to ignore the ranking. You are right - it doesn't mean that people are successful with their websites. I can't really answer that many questions at the moment anyway! Silly question probably - but how do you log into your website without logging into WA please? Maybe I have missed something somewhere!

I think if you write down your password and admin name then just go on Wordpress.com I think you can log in through there :)

To login to your site manually you first need your username and password.
To get this go to where you usually login and you can find the information there and write it down somewhere.
Don't login, but just go to your frontpage of your website and type behind your url /wp-admin
This will bring you to your wordpress login page.
Use the information you wrote down and after login in it will look exactly like you are used to.

(Typing this from my phone so I can't include links easily. Let me know if it worked.) :)

Moritz

Thanks Moritz. I will give it a go next time I log into my site. I have an article to finish this afternoon so don't really want to log out and back in again at the moment. I will let you know how I go though.
Regards
Lucinda

Thanks I will give that a go too

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I am getting very confused about the ranking system in WA. A couple of weeks ago, it was improving rapidly and I was down to nearly 400. I have noticed that it is now up to 5

Well you are now at 516, so you are on the right track again!

Thanks Ben but my ranking says 570 still!! Very strange!!

It is strange Lucinda because it shows me you are ranked at 516 still!

Now I am thanks!!! Maybe it takes a while for the ranking results to reach "down under" through cyber space!! That's a bit more encouraging! I wonder what it will be tomorrow!!

Have you looked at your stats it is under the ambassadorship heading shows all your activity and how it is scored

Thanks. I will have a look

If your rank is going down then it's one of two possibilities. First, WA is messing with the ranking system and we are seeing some changes in our rank. Second, folks are more active thus pushing your rank down.

Also, don't forget that movement in rank is delayed. If I do a quadrillion answers to questions today then the results in rank won't show up immediately. I have detected about a 3 day delay. Going down can be an illusion based on this delay.

I wanted to know if I could get into the top 100. Well, I did. I did it by answering questions, creating WA blog posts, making a training, getting a bazillion likes, and being prompt with welcoming my followers. I didn't get involved with online chat. My rank zoomed up fairly quickly. This all came at a cost. It took away from my time I could have spent working on my business. I'm letting my rank drop and spending much more time on my websites. I figure making money is more important to me.

This answer to your question is a technique I use to make my responses useful. You get lots of likes this way.

Thanks. I suppose I have been spending a lot of time just concentrating on the course but, as I said, I have been doing the same as I have always done and the rank has changed. I will have a look at your links.

I have recently dropped from top 100 to top 200. I have been to the top and the view was gorgeous. Now it's time to come back down to Earth.

What caused the slide is that I'm not answering the volume of questions I used to.

Good luck on your quest to reach the summit.

Thanks. The summit to me is actually to make money from my website, not to get high rankings really. It is just that the rankings seem to be constantly there. I wish I could say the same for referrals!

I heard somewhere that the summit of Make Money From My Website has a much better view than the Top 100 summit, LOL.

Thanks Mike, that makes me feel better. I have been trying to remain active in WA and still have time to work my website.

Thanks Clyde. I was getting a complex. Glad I am not the only one getting this. Maybe there are a few little glitches in the system as I also keep getting Spanish articles to comment on. French I could do - just, but not Spanish I am afraid!

I am having the same issue with my ranking but i will see how it plays out

It will bounce around. Give it a day or so and see where it is at

Thanks Steve but it seems to have been like this for over a week. Never mind, see how it goes from now on.

170 people where more active than you. That's the only explanation I can imagine.

Maybe your right. Thanks.

I've noticed the same thing, but I can't explain it. I'm curious to see if others are experiencing the same thing. All the best to you.

Hi. Thanks. As I said to Clyde, there may be a few glitches in their system at the moment. I was getting quite depressed watching it getting worse and worse. It almost made me feel like giving up - but I won't!!

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Can someone explain why my ranking is dropping?

Can someone explain why my ranking is dropping?

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I am getting very confused about the ranking system in WA. A couple of weeks ago, it was improving rapidly and I was down to nearly 400. I have noticed that it is now up to 5

Well you are now at 516, so you are on the right track again!

Thanks Ben but my ranking says 570 still!! Very strange!!

It is strange Lucinda because it shows me you are ranked at 516 still!

Now I am thanks!!! Maybe it takes a while for the ranking results to reach "down under" through cyber space!! That's a bit more encouraging! I wonder what it will be tomorrow!!

Have you looked at your stats it is under the ambassadorship heading shows all your activity and how it is scored

Thanks. I will have a look

If your rank is going down then it's one of two possibilities. First, WA is messing with the ranking system and we are seeing some changes in our rank. Second, folks are more active thus pushing your rank down.

Also, don't forget that movement in rank is delayed. If I do a quadrillion answers to questions today then the results in rank won't show up immediately. I have detected about a 3 day delay. Going down can be an illusion based on this delay.

I wanted to know if I could get into the top 100. Well, I did. I did it by answering questions, creating WA blog posts, making a training, getting a bazillion likes, and being prompt with welcoming my followers. I didn't get involved with online chat. My rank zoomed up fairly quickly. This all came at a cost. It took away from my time I could have spent working on my business. I'm letting my rank drop and spending much more time on my websites. I figure making money is more important to me.

This answer to your question is a technique I use to make my responses useful. You get lots of likes this way.

Thanks. I suppose I have been spending a lot of time just concentrating on the course but, as I said, I have been doing the same as I have always done and the rank has changed. I will have a look at your links.

I have recently dropped from top 100 to top 200. I have been to the top and the view was gorgeous. Now it's time to come back down to Earth.

What caused the slide is that I'm not answering the volume of questions I used to.

Good luck on your quest to reach the summit.

Thanks. The summit to me is actually to make money from my website, not to get high rankings really. It is just that the rankings seem to be constantly there. I wish I could say the same for referrals!

I heard somewhere that the summit of Make Money From My Website has a much better view than the Top 100 summit, LOL.

Thanks Mike, that makes me feel better. I have been trying to remain active in WA and still have time to work my website.

Thanks Clyde. I was getting a complex. Glad I am not the only one getting this. Maybe there are a few little glitches in the system as I also keep getting Spanish articles to comment on. French I could do - just, but not Spanish I am afraid!

I am having the same issue with my ranking but i will see how it plays out

It will bounce around. Give it a day or so and see where it is at

Thanks Steve but it seems to have been like this for over a week. Never mind, see how it goes from now on.

170 people where more active than you. That's the only explanation I can imagine.

Maybe your right. Thanks.

I've noticed the same thing, but I can't explain it. I'm curious to see if others are experiencing the same thing. All the best to you.

Hi. Thanks. As I said to Clyde, there may be a few glitches in their system at the moment. I was getting quite depressed watching it getting worse and worse. It almost made me feel like giving up - but I won't!!

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Just want to have any blogs I write visible on my website

Are you talking about blog entries posted on your site or here at WA?

To update your profile to add a website, click on your picture in the upper right corner of the main WA page and then on "My Profile". Doing that opens a page which lets you modify your profile. To add your website's link to your profile, click on the "Manage my sites" button.

When you post blogs to WA, they're automatically added to your profile page

Thank you