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Can one use member accumulated commissions to pay for WA Premium or Premium Plus? If so where as I am not seeing it. Thanks

Hugh

Hi, Hugh.

Very basically, Kyle and others have covered it.
From an accounting perspective, commissions not cashed are treated as WA's revenue in a retained account.
This means that they will be subjected to taxation requirements.

To "release" that, the commissions have to be "pulled" by the owner so the liability can be passed on.

Therefore, you have to "cash-out" and then pay.
If I recall, we can also cash out our commissions and turn them into WA credits.
This can then be used to pay for your membership fees.

Hope this helps some more.

Cassi

Yes, you can but I thought it had to be for the total amount.

How did you do it before Lisa?

I haven't done it, Hugh.
When I paid a few days ago it said I could only use the WA credits button if I had the whole amount and I didn't so just kept that money and paid on my card.

Ahhh gotcha. Thanks for that clarification.

My pleasure Hugh :-)

I believe you can Hugh. Send Kyle a PM on this matter for confirmation, and how to do it.

When I purchased Domain names, I was able to use accumulated commissions to pay for them.

Edwin

Seems not exactly as we may have thought Edwin. I was hoping for a smooth swap but I got to cash in my commissions first and then pay for membership. I can see how from an accounting perspective WA would want it so.

I haven't found how to do this either, but I remember Kyle saying something about it.

I wonder if it will be a new feature or if I missed it and it is already possible.

Yeah check out what Kyle said below. Got to cash out then buy.

hi kinda get stuck what should i do

What are you stuck with Sannila?

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Can I pay my membership with wa commissions earned?

Can I pay my membership with wa commissions earned?

asked in
WA Affiliate Program

Can one use member accumulated commissions to pay for WA Premium or Premium Plus? If so where as I am not seeing it. Thanks

Hugh

Hi, Hugh.

Very basically, Kyle and others have covered it.
From an accounting perspective, commissions not cashed are treated as WA's revenue in a retained account.
This means that they will be subjected to taxation requirements.

To "release" that, the commissions have to be "pulled" by the owner so the liability can be passed on.

Therefore, you have to "cash-out" and then pay.
If I recall, we can also cash out our commissions and turn them into WA credits.
This can then be used to pay for your membership fees.

Hope this helps some more.

Cassi

Yes, you can but I thought it had to be for the total amount.

How did you do it before Lisa?

I haven't done it, Hugh.
When I paid a few days ago it said I could only use the WA credits button if I had the whole amount and I didn't so just kept that money and paid on my card.

Ahhh gotcha. Thanks for that clarification.

My pleasure Hugh :-)

I believe you can Hugh. Send Kyle a PM on this matter for confirmation, and how to do it.

When I purchased Domain names, I was able to use accumulated commissions to pay for them.

Edwin

Seems not exactly as we may have thought Edwin. I was hoping for a smooth swap but I got to cash in my commissions first and then pay for membership. I can see how from an accounting perspective WA would want it so.

I haven't found how to do this either, but I remember Kyle saying something about it.

I wonder if it will be a new feature or if I missed it and it is already possible.

Yeah check out what Kyle said below. Got to cash out then buy.

hi kinda get stuck what should i do

What are you stuck with Sannila?

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Search Engine Optimization

I was wondering if anyone could share their experience with installing a language translator plugin and whether it led to increases in traffic? What other pros or cons occurred

As Richard stated, you raised a good point.
So, I did an online search asking WHY translate, and found this site:
https://tech.co/news/benefits-translating-website-languages-2015-07

What struck me, was the quote used:

"Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.". - Abbie Hoffman.

Granted, the article is 7 yrs old, yet relevant to the quandary of whether to add a translation.

I've considered adding Spanish and French to my sites, although I'm in the US, I do reach the Canadians who speak French on the eastern side.

Note: for those who use a VPN, or a DOR, Google will appear in the language based on the approx area designated by your location. It's very frustrating if the translator button is not visible or identifiable.

Rudy

Yes I have seen the Google translation button pop up normally on the right top corner of my screen. It can be very timely and useful for certain content. It's not like I am getting an influx of traffic from Baidu so will keep on monitoring to see if and when action would be required. Thanks Rudy and good to see you.

Hugh

You're welcome, Hugh! And good to see you as well!

Although English is widely spoken across the globe, it is the third largest language behind Mandarin and Spanish.

I wonder how many people bypass our sites because they don't know the language.

Especially for those of you in other parts of the world.

Most of my traffic is via the US and Canada.

Rudy

You raised a good point. My website has also attracted a lot of German readers. I was never quite sure whether to install a language translator. I would like to hear from others who have used a language translator plugin.

Thanks for sharing this

Richard

Yeah let's see what some others with this experience suggest. Thanks for chiming in Richard

Hugh, this is something that I have not yet given any consideration to.

I have noticed that I have a growing network of visitors in Portugal and Spain so it may be something to consider at some point.

Looking forward to the comments.

Cassi

I think that is where I am with Google Search Console and Analytics. You get different data that points in one direction or the other but you can't leave it there. I want to ensure that I take actions that can further improve SEO etc. I am also looking forward to any further feedback. Thanks for jumping in as always.

Agreed, Hugh, with of course the caution from Richard.

Looking forward to what else emerges.
Gtranslate seems to be the main choice here.

Cassi

Seems so I have made a special note for action.

Good idea, Hugh.

One thing we do is watch where our traffic is coming from (google tools). That gives us an idea if it would be of much value.

Exactly George that's what I have been noticing. An upswing in German visitors from GSC (Google Search Console) hence me asking. Have you though experience with any translators?

Our traffic comes solely from English speaking countries (US and Canada) so don't see a need to think about translators.

Hope you get a good answer here from others.

Okay thanks much

I believe it might do, Hugh. However, when I tried Gtranslate it had a big hit on page speed. So I've been working on that with a view to trying again sometime.
:-)
Richard

Ahhh that's a useful drawback to note. Thank Richard for your always 'on the money' input. My search now for a plugin will include one that has minimal impact on site speed.

It is possible that different sets of plugins will have different effects so it's worth trying out. If you install it and activate it, de-activating leaves your site unharmed.

If you try it, just check site speed before and after install.

:-)
Richard


Good advice to follow thanks Richard.

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Does installing a language translator improve traffic?

Does installing a language translator improve traffic?

asked in
Search Engine Optimization

I was wondering if anyone could share their experience with installing a language translator plugin and whether it led to increases in traffic? What other pros or cons occurred

As Richard stated, you raised a good point.
So, I did an online search asking WHY translate, and found this site:
https://tech.co/news/benefits-translating-website-languages-2015-07

What struck me, was the quote used:

"Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.". - Abbie Hoffman.

Granted, the article is 7 yrs old, yet relevant to the quandary of whether to add a translation.

I've considered adding Spanish and French to my sites, although I'm in the US, I do reach the Canadians who speak French on the eastern side.

Note: for those who use a VPN, or a DOR, Google will appear in the language based on the approx area designated by your location. It's very frustrating if the translator button is not visible or identifiable.

Rudy

Yes I have seen the Google translation button pop up normally on the right top corner of my screen. It can be very timely and useful for certain content. It's not like I am getting an influx of traffic from Baidu so will keep on monitoring to see if and when action would be required. Thanks Rudy and good to see you.

Hugh

You're welcome, Hugh! And good to see you as well!

Although English is widely spoken across the globe, it is the third largest language behind Mandarin and Spanish.

I wonder how many people bypass our sites because they don't know the language.

Especially for those of you in other parts of the world.

Most of my traffic is via the US and Canada.

Rudy

You raised a good point. My website has also attracted a lot of German readers. I was never quite sure whether to install a language translator. I would like to hear from others who have used a language translator plugin.

Thanks for sharing this

Richard

Yeah let's see what some others with this experience suggest. Thanks for chiming in Richard

Hugh, this is something that I have not yet given any consideration to.

I have noticed that I have a growing network of visitors in Portugal and Spain so it may be something to consider at some point.

Looking forward to the comments.

Cassi

I think that is where I am with Google Search Console and Analytics. You get different data that points in one direction or the other but you can't leave it there. I want to ensure that I take actions that can further improve SEO etc. I am also looking forward to any further feedback. Thanks for jumping in as always.

Agreed, Hugh, with of course the caution from Richard.

Looking forward to what else emerges.
Gtranslate seems to be the main choice here.

Cassi

Seems so I have made a special note for action.

Good idea, Hugh.

One thing we do is watch where our traffic is coming from (google tools). That gives us an idea if it would be of much value.

Exactly George that's what I have been noticing. An upswing in German visitors from GSC (Google Search Console) hence me asking. Have you though experience with any translators?

Our traffic comes solely from English speaking countries (US and Canada) so don't see a need to think about translators.

Hope you get a good answer here from others.

Okay thanks much

I believe it might do, Hugh. However, when I tried Gtranslate it had a big hit on page speed. So I've been working on that with a view to trying again sometime.
:-)
Richard

Ahhh that's a useful drawback to note. Thank Richard for your always 'on the money' input. My search now for a plugin will include one that has minimal impact on site speed.

It is possible that different sets of plugins will have different effects so it's worth trying out. If you install it and activate it, de-activating leaves your site unharmed.

If you try it, just check site speed before and after install.

:-)
Richard


Good advice to follow thanks Richard.

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