The Green Button

Last Update: May 28, 2017

Hi everybody,

Recently a member posted the following question: When is my post a success post?

Following the reply I gave him, I have decided to blog about it for a more detailed explanation about the topic and to give you the opportunity to share your views and participate in the discussion.

At first I didn't understand what he wanted; so i asked him for further clarification; so he explained. It was all about the green success button that you see below the blog editor "New Blog Post"

The Green Success Button

He wanted to know when to click on this button. He said that he never clicked on it because according to him a success post is a post with monetary achievement.

I respect his opinion. However according to me success is much more than this, What do you think? Please share your views.


My Opinion

(A) Success is Relative

It depends on what angle you are looking at it. Someone will see a cylinder as a rectangle and another person will see a circle; it depends on the angle of vision.

Is food abundance a success? It's debatable; Yes people die if they have no food, but people also die by eating too much.

Is financial abundance a success? It's debatable; Your life is at risk, isn't it?


Well let's come back to our topic; when to click on the green button?

Do we click on it only when we blog about monetary achievement?

ACCORDING TO ME, THE ANSWER IS NO


(B) Milestones successes. What is this?

Ok, let's say success is money goal. But to get the money you need to go through stages; the following is just a simple example:

1. Training completed successfully : success : success post

2. Website created successfully : success : success post

3. Website indexed on google successfully : success : success post

4. Traffic is coming successfully : success : success post

5. Get a new referral successfully : success : success post

6. Referral upgrade to premium successfully : success : success post.


(C) Different forms of Successes.

If you have been able to help somebody, is it not a success?

If you have been able to write a blog, a review etc., is it not a success?

If you've earned a new badge, is it not a success?

If you've been able to write a training module, is it not a success?

What do you think success is, as far as affiliate marketing is concerned, as far as you being a member of Wealthy Affiliate?


I personally like when members blog about their different stages of success, as such:

1. they can be encouraged to move ahead

2. others can also get inspired with it.

Usiba


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alwilson1on Premium
ok, this is what I see, a tag is a keyword basically, let's say your website is about baseball cards and your tags are baseball and football. google see it as baseball and football cards even so your keyword is baseball cards because you put football as an alternative to baseball cards when someone makes a search for baseball cards your site will also search under baseball and football cards. if you have a post for baseball cards as I said before, with adding that tag will be under baseball and football cards. after adding that tag then you hit the green button and your site will be under 2 searches instead of 1 search, that is the old saying kill two birds with one stone. the tag button is like answering a question and the success button is like the question is being acknowledged and added to your keyword.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you my dear friend.
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Can I also use the Green Button?
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TheBuilder Premium
Yes sure.
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aigagaM Premium
This is too advance for me as of now..Very detailed though..
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you for dropping by.
Wish you all the best.
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The Green Button is magic?
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TheBuilder Premium
It can be if you are lucky.
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VicLees Premium
I feel the same way--
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you for dropping by.
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heflinleo72 Premium
This was a good read. Thanks.
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TheBuilder Premium
You are welcome my dear Leon.
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CraigUKTV Premium
It's difficult to pinpoint when this button should be used. I am leaning more towards monetary related.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thanks for sharing your view.
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jtaienao Premium
There are so many things that can be considered as successes Usiba. It is all dependent on each individual as to what they consider is a success. Making it to the next level of training could be considered one. Reaching a 1000 followers could be another. The list just goes on and one. Just my take on it.
Jerome
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TheBuilder Premium
As sweet as the reply of Peter.
Thank you Jerome.
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PeterVX Premium
I think it's very simple. You click the Success button if you've had a win. Could be any kind of achievement, like finishing a course, or it could be that you suddenly understand something that has eluded you before. It could be a new insight. It could even be getting indexed by Google, or getting approved as an affiliate by some company. Or getting your first customer. Or getting ranked by WA in the top 200. All of these could be reasons to click the Success button.
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TheBuilder Premium
So sweet. Wonderful.
What a great share!
Thank you Peter.
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PeterVX Premium
My pleasure.
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PBitzer Premium
Was curious about tihis button since starting here. I've used the button because I was pleased I had blogged that day and felt that was a success So maybe I wasn't that far off!
Pat
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TheBuilder Premium
Indeed writing the blog is a success.
Remember your first blog, was it easy?
For me it was not; so being able to blog is a success for me.
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markr0675 Premium
I agree. Good post!
Thank you!
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TheBuilder Premium
You are welcome my dear Mark.
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GayleneNepia Premium
Great post Ibrahim, I've used the Green button a few times. Thanks for sharing :-)
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you Gaylene. I appreciate your reply and congrats for your successes; since you used the Green button a few times.
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DebbieRose Premium
Thanks for validating what I believe. If we only measure success by money we are in for a lot of disappointments and a very long, frustrating journey. Good criteria. Debbie
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TheBuilder Premium
Indeed, it would be very frustrating.
Thank you Debbie for sharing your views.
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pablocortina Premium
In my opinion, being here is already a success story. We are given and exposed to the tools necessary for success
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TheBuilder Premium
I was thinking about this while writing the post, then didn't put it down. I just wanted to see if somebody is also thinking about this.
So you did.
Thank you Pablo.
It's really appreciated.
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ownonlboss Premium
Being "the member" that asked the question in the first place, I feel I should reply here on your excellent post on the matter.

I do feel that Kyle and Carson and team should have a look at this issue. Not only what we all write and think about it here and other places, but also tell us what THEIR intention with the unexplained button is/was.

I agree to you, TheBuilder, and many others here, that a success can be small or big. And blogging about successes I have done a bit too here, or just replied on the many course discussions/classrooms. Had many small goals met.

But, indeed, I never used the button.

Whenever you click on that success category within:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home#activity

I sort of need the motivational speech from others that actually earned some money through the stuff we got taught here at WA, whenever I feel a little in doubt.

I then go to those posts and reply with my congratulations to them.

So hence I feel that others should also find only monetary successes, when they click on that post sorting category there.

And so I have not intended to use that button until I have reached such a financial goal.

Apropos Goals.. I will make a blog about that soon ;-) as well as about yours and my opinion on the success button.

Thanks for your reply and blog though! It's good to bring this kind of stuff under the attention of all.

Steven
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you so much Steven, I really appreciate you dropping in to express yourself.

At first I wanted to mention your name, but hesitated because I didn't ask you for your permission. So I'm happy you dropped in, and I fully understand your view.

There were occasions when I also wanted to see monetary achievements, but these blogs were mixed with others, so it was a bit difficult to find.

So may be we can suggest admin. to add another button specially for monetary achievements. What do you think?
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ownonlboss Premium
Thanks for your reply!

Another button is perhaps a solution. Or at least to let a little popup come with a question:

"Congratulations on your success!
We got one more question for you:
Was this a monetary success or something else?
Monetary / Something else"

that way it would be sortable within successes and nice for front page promotion to see all the successes coming past.

Heck I would love to have a monetary success javascript code that I could paste in my website to show it works.. as testimony.

But I am slowly thinking of using that button too.. although I still lean towards the monetary side of things.. as I felt that Kyle meant it that way hehe.

Will see if I can find a suggestions to WA platform post somewhere, so that I can share it there again.

Steven
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TheBuilder Premium
Good idea.

Very fruitful discussions.

Thank you Steven.
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ownonlboss Premium
Just made a huge post on Kyle's post on reviewing WA 2017 and mentioned this post and my question in that. (became also the longest comment yet I think)

Steven
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TheBuilder Premium
So sweet.
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LindaF Premium
Ibrahim I think your analysis is right on the button. But I also think that, that button has an alternative that used with in the affiliate program. We are growing community and there are literally thousands of posts that go out every day. We can't read them all or answer them all.

We pick and choose those that we are going to follow, we tend to gravitate towards those that have a much higher rankings. Because they seem to be the ones that that are leading the way.

My thoughts are that the success button is that this button will alerts the team up stairs and this helps them to determine your ranking to what you think is a success.

Under the ranking button there are 4 categories each one has a different way for calculating. The like button is one, helping others with Questions another, commenting and posting is another shows activity, creativity and success another. Put them all together what do you have?

Always a better way
Linda
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TheBuilder Premium
Oh Linda thank you so much for sharing your views.
I really appreciate it.
And you have also shared great info related to ranking; so thank you for that too.
All the best my friend.
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ericpierre Premium
I didn't use this button yet. In the beginning of my WA journey I was thinking about the use of that button. I thought I should use it when I finish a course or reached a certain rank. In the meantime I got so much used to see it that I forgot ever to use it.
Thanks for this post Ibrahim!
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TheBuilder Premium
You are welcome my dear Eric.
We love to read about your success, be it a small one.
So blog even when you complete your website, when it get indexed on google etc.
Awaiting your next success post.
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susanmacneil Premium
Very well said and great illustration!

Thank you.
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TheBuilder Premium
You are welcome my dear Susan.
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drcmaint Premium
Thanks, this is good.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you John.
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botipton Premium
I agree with you.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you Bo.
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abdul11 Premium
good info post
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TheBuilder Premium
Thanks.
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KTurman1 Premium
I agree with you wholeheartedly! There have been a number of times where I have been feeling a bit down or confused about something while going through the training -- and then I take a break, read a blog from someone who just completed the same course that I am on and it gives me the motivation to keep moving! So keep using that green success button for whatever you consider to be a success! You never know how it might impact someone else on their journey at Wealthy Affiliate!
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TheBuilder Premium
Indeed, there are many motivational blogs in here.
Thank you Kristin for sharing your views. I really appreciate it.
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cbuffone Premium
Agree, success breeds success.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you Claudio.
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Dragi Premium
Yes, I agree with you. It's all about different point of view.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thanks for sharing your view.
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accad Premium
So let's begin to use it.
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TheBuilder Premium
You are welcome.
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enebeliuk Premium
I don't understand the concept behind 'success post'. I don't understand why WA used that specific phrase for that particular green button. Call me dumb, but to me it's confusing. Why not just use the word 'post' instead of 'success post'. Is there something I'm missing?
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TheBuilder Premium
It's a tag. If clicked on it, then the post will be classified as "Success Post".
Then afterwards if somebody searches for "Success Post", then the post will be found in the list.
Hope you get the point.
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enebeliuk Premium
I do. Thank yo.
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TheBuilder Premium
My pleasure.
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Loes Premium
Nice, I haven't used that button yet:) However, I have many little and big successes ;) I will think it over next time I feel it's a success for me personally
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you Loes.
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billyghawaii Premium
One must realize small successes on the way toward the bonanza we all would like to see. Each small success gives validation that your work, perseverance and frustrations weren't for nothing. It is small successes that motivate us to endure more pain, for the final gain.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you William, well said.
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