Today I would like to offer some information that may be of help to the WA community.
It is wonderful to see so many people blogging and I enjoy all the various genres of content. I am always gaining new knowledge or motivation, from the stories that I read each day.
Now, I have just recently noticed, how many new members are eager to show their written website content here, and who do not realise, the ramifications of what that means for their work.
To clarify this I will give you the following scenario.
Two days ago, I was helping my cousin build her first website, and assisting with questions that she had with our OEC WA training.
She wanted me to show her how to use Site Content and with placing images into her content.
I was trying to explain to her, how to avoid duplicating content. As an example, I asked her to place the same image, and her profile content without editing in her personal WA profile, within her 'About Me' page.
As she clicked on the 'publish' button, a pop up showed up warning that the material about to be published had duplicated content. Obviously, it was the image she used from her profile.
My cousin was very happy that I showed her this, and will avoid duplicaing/copying information from now on.
If you are new, or did not know this (all mentioned in our training), I suggest that, if you want to mention your own site information, that it would be better, for you to give a summary of what you have written, and not just copy/paste/write what you intend to place in your website into your WA blogs.
You need to realise that any content we create or add in this community whether in our comments or WA blogs are indexed/ranked as part of the WA site. The whole world gets to read it as well.
They become duplicates, and may not help your ranking with the search engines.
The information you added, becomes a tool for the whole WA community to share and, to promote WA.
This is the reason why, every member's blog or training has an affiliate $ icon above it, so that we can use someone else's blog/training with our own affiliate links to promote WA.
You can try and delete your blogs, but that also affects your ranking in WA, because you will be removing any community comments etc, also.
I am sorry if this blog of mine has come too late for some of you and it is not to discourage you from sharing your stories here, it is just so that you understand why our content/images must be unique, and not just copied.
The search engines will notice and it will affect your site ranking.
I am not sure why some members post a copy of their site contents, but I am assuming some, wish to get feedback before they publish. If this is, the reason, then again I suggest using Site Feedback, or asking someone here to look at it for you, and provide an honest review.
Please let me know if you need clarification or have any questions.
If you still think I made this up please see this link from Kyle's training for further clarification https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/wealthy-affiliate-t...