The True Value of Blogging on WA
A quick recap...
I'd originally blogged here about taking advantage of the ability to create a PR3 backlink from Wealthy Affiliate back to a page or post on your website. It seemed to be a reasonable thing to do, as it would both promote your site and possibly help educate others in your niche. You could also get your site reviewed, and you could get comments on new pages to help with the promotion of your site. Beauty, right?
Not so fast!
Technically, it's correct that all those benefits are possible - but Robert (boomergp08)* commented that however beautiful it may be, it's against the rules here at WA. Take a look at https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/wealthy-a...for more background on those rules. A quick summary of the rules (as it relates to creating a backlink to your site) is:
Don't place a link from Wealthy Affiliiate back to your site unless it's in an approved location:
- You can link to your site(s) in your profile, at the bottom of the right sidebar.
- You can leave a link to your site in one of the threads Kyle created to solicit a review of your site.
- You can leave a link to your site in one of the threads Kyle created to solicit comments for one of your pages or posts.
Requesting a review of your site
You can request website reviews (or review a website yourself) in a section of WA specially set up for site reviews - at https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/website-feedback Once in that section of WA, you can offer to review someone's site (and receive 1 credit for doing so), or you can request a review of your own site (at a cost of 2 credits).
It's also legal to get reviews of your site within the thread at https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/getting-started/pl... Keep in mind the give and take of the thread (make two website reviews yourself before requesting a review of your own site).
Requesting comments on your pages or posts
If your site is hosted here on WA, you'll find that same opportunity to solicit comments at https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/comment Keep in mind that you need to provide two comments for others before you can request a comment for your own site.
If your site isn't hosted on Wealthy Affiliate servers, you can legally solicit comments at other links sprinkled around the site in different threads here at WA. For example, you can request comments at https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/authoring-writing-... , at https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/authoring-writing-... , or at https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/wa-affiliate-progr... There are other, similar threads where you can solicit or provide comments on pages or posts. Keep an eye out, WA is a big place! The take-away here is that you can only request comments in those specific threads. These give-and-take comment threads require that you make comments on three sites before requesting a comment on one of your own pages or posts.
Now go forth and promote your site... - just don't do it here on Wealthy Affiliate!
*Thanks for chiming in Robert. Getting write privileges revoked (or getting an outright ban at Wealthy Affiliate) could ruin your whole day!