Hello,

It is something I remarked the last couple of days:
People but their affiliate link in their Blogs or Questions when they create a link to another Blog or Question....

Is there a reason for this?
I mean internally on the WA site is they're a benefit doing this?

I can imagine when the Blog shows in Google and people check that link and then again they click on the link with the affiliate link, there I see a benefit.

With affiliate link I mean the extension ?a_aid=37a03aed.

But are there others?

Is it a good idea to do this also?

Grtz,
Bert

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Theresaw90 Premium
This is a great Question. Thanks for asking it! Interesting answers
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BenElijah Premium
the creator of the blog or ? automatically gets credited anyway...
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AngelsBird Premium
The creator of the blog...
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Chuck101 Premium
I'm new but I thought that the first priority is to provide great, helpful content and the rest will take care of itself if we follow the WA training.
The comment is to help the commentee by getting involved with the content of the blog. It is not to help the commenter. Maybe I'm wrong but that's how I feel.
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AngelsBird Premium
Thks for your feedback, but I don't understand your comment for 100% because the question is not about the content, but about adding your affiliate ID to an internal blog, question or training, when you are writing an internal blog, question or training...
And there is no added value, because when somebody clicks on the blog post thru Google, the affiliate ID is automatically added...
(See answer Moritz)
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BarryJ Premium
I tend to agree with you. When they post within WA there isn't much point in advertising. Only when a post goes on their site or to a social network. Different strokes I guess.
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AngelsBird Premium
But even then, when they click on the post they just wrote and publish then (but I have to say I did not remember/knew this also) the affiliate ID is automatically in that link, so there is no benefit in adding it another time in the blog itself, the cookie is already created by then...

But yes, I guess you are correct probably because they (as I) don't know that the ID is by default in the link you publish somewhere...

Thanks for your input!
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BarryJ Premium
I just saw a lesson video that explained it. If your WA url is on your post within WA, someone can use your post and put it on their own site, and you get paid when it gets a hit.
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AngelsBird Premium
Indeed, you got the picture and when Moritz told how it worked I remembered also vaguely the video that you just saw...
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jimilee Premium
I am interested in this video lesson. Would you post the link to it?
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BarryJ Premium
I'm not sure I can find it again. It should be in the Affiliate Program section in the left sidebar.
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MHainsworth Premium
I would guess that most people just click on the affiliate link at the top of the post as an easier way of copying and pasting the url of the post, rather than go right to the top of the screen and grab the actual url when they want to share something.
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AngelsBird Premium
Indeed that is a possibility...
Good thinking actually! :-)
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Pios2012 Premium
Thanks for the info to all. Have a great day.
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AngelsBird Premium
A great day also for yourself! :-)
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KatieMac Premium
Good question and have no idea, especially as we can see there work and websites on the right of the page
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AngelsBird Premium
Me neither and like Moritz says: the blog contains an affiliate link automatically. Also something I did not remember or knew...

Thks for the comment!
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KatieMac Premium
I did not think we were allowed to add affiliate links
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AngelsBird Premium
Yes, but I do not mean affiliate links to products on Amazon or something like that, but just adding your WA affiliate ID add the end of a link to a blog or question within WA when you are writing a blog or question...
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KatieMac Premium
perhaps they are new members and do not understand it is not need ... a next blog for you perhaps
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AngelsBird Premium
Maybe...
I would prefer to pm them actually... :-)
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KatieMac Premium
It is all to no avail by doing this, if you decide to PM hope its not too many
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AngelsBird Premium
I did saw it twice this week and it just gripped my attention and it was still turning around in my head...
But indeed when I/we see it more often it is definitely better to blog...
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MoritzS Premium
Maybe those people don't know that you can get referrals without posting your links in the blogs on WA.
When someone finds one of my blogs on Google and signs up after that, I will get credit for that.
Every blog here on WA has your personal referral link already included.
So I don't think it's a good idea to add another link in the blogs.
Not necesary and can look a bit like someone is trying to sell too hard, in my opinion.
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AngelsBird Premium
Thanks for your feedback, I am glad about the answer...
Cause otherwise you had to start adding your affiliate number everywhere! :-)
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TopAchiever Premium
I'm not sure why people do this Bert, it's a mystery to me also.

Sometimes, when a person has written a useful blog full of information detailing A LOT OF THE INFORMATION - I write it like this to emphasize the point since I saw someone do this - and refer to an external link to their website - and I challenged Kyle about it, and he said as long as the blog contains 99% of the majority of the information that's contained in the link, and the link is therefore only a reference to the information, it is legitimate according to Kyle.

But don't do a blog of two lines and put a link in to a page, this blog will automatically be deleted!

But for someone to put their link in their blog that relates to WA Affiliate Link - I can only think this person is using the WA Platform to attract visitors through their blog ranking in Google!

Ah! But I stand to be corrected if I err on the human side! :-)
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AngelsBird Premium
Thks for the reply...
Yes indeed for Google I can understand, but now that I saw the answer of Moritz, there is no use doing it actually...
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Loes Premium
You mean when we share a blog on WA from WA?
Sharing blogs is adding points to your ranking on WA
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AngelsBird Premium
Thanks for the reply Loes!

But I did not say share a blog but linking to a blog internally...
And apparently there is not an advantage because it already contains your affiliate link, see the answer of Moritz...

What do you actually mean with share a blog?
Probably we talk about the same thing.

But then my question is: when you link/share another blog within WA it delivers points for the ranking, but that is also without adding your affiliate link to the blog-link I would think?

Grtz,
Bert
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AngelsBird Premium
No Jovo I mean this extension ?a_aid=37a03aed.
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Marcus1978 Premium
No, there is no benefit to putting your internal affiliate links on content within WA.
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AngelsBird Premium
Thks! I am happy to hear that... :-)
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jvranjes Premium
Not sure which affiliate link you noticed. but it is against WA rules to use external affiliate links. As for benefits, all blogs appear on Google, they are ranked...
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