Please help me to understand this issue ...

We have a bunch of rules regarding self-promotion ... And we have a cool Site Feedback and Site Comment module ...

Still, I'm keep seeing (on daily basis) members who are requesting comments and feedback using various WA pages and inserting links that are pointing to their own stuff ...

One example:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/authoring-writing-content/th...

So, after all is this an allowed method to "promote" our site?

Thanks for your help!


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rjkennedy Premium
Yes. As Kyle stated on his blog, using the 'give & take' method increases member's ranking in the search engines. Many members go this route for more comments on their site.
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks Ronald!
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lesabre Premium
Interesting point. I mean there is a specific page for comments and it encourages you to get involved with someone else's page and then earn the right through a credit system to be given that privilege I thought it was a no, no...
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks Michael!
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nathaniell Premium
Yes, that's fine. It's part of exchanging comments. Otherwise, how would people get comments on particular pages in that thread?
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your feedback Nathaniel.
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merlynmac Premium
Hello,
The link you provided is on the Give and Take Comment Thread. In this thread such requests are allowed. The give and take was to make it easier for those without credits, and thus unable to request feedback, to get some comments and feedback.

I don't use that system myself I think the Site Comments and Site Feedback tools are more apt to provide quality comments and feedback as people have to earn and use credits to use it, thus not wanting to squander their efforts (there's a cost, etc.).

In general, advertising your site or services to other members is not allowed in things such as live chat or when commenting in or responding to other's blogs and trainings that are not related (i.e. you don't ask for comments on your site in a comment you're leaving on someone's how-to use social media post).

PM's are OK as long as your not sending out blind solicitations, creating your own training or blog is OK but the topic needs to be of use to members not just some advertisement and so on and even then I'd steer clear of doing it.

Never post private URLs or advertising in Live Chat. It happens a lot and mostly by accident. Others will usually just say hey, not allowed and that's that.
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your "meticulous" answer Scott!

As I said to Nicole, I just find it strange and contradictory ... As we don't have separate Spam NO NO rules for different sections or pages ...
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merlynmac Premium
I agree. I think it came from finding issues with the way things were and trying to find "fixes" to address them quickly.

For the most part people are pretty good at policing themselves and most don't try to break the rules intentionally. Every now and then we do have a "troublemaker" pop up but they don't stay long.

I prefer the comment tools as it has more checks and balances. Again most are honest and will reciprocate in the give-take thread but there's just to real accountability there and I guess I have trust issues ;).
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smartketeer Premium
You're right!

Thanks again for your time and your valuable input!
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Brooklyn2008 Premium
This particular example is apart of Kyle's training where he allows people to give a comment and take a comment. I think he's done that just to get people started on commenting and to get some traffic to their sites.
Any other place you cannot post a link to your site
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks Nicole!

Yes, I know what page is that ...

Still it's a contradictory issue don't you think? I see it like a "backdoor" that allows you to trick the rules ...
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JWhite5 Premium
Thanks for your concerns I just follow the training here and my house doesn't have a backdoor and if it didI am not smart enough at this stage of my training,to find it.
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