Essentially the aim of this is to boil down some of the ideas and misconceptions surrounding spamming within the community and to attempt to put this into a nutshell.

I noticed there have recently been many ideas and questions flying around which lead to all sorts of sub-threads of discussion.

Obviously we don't want people to be so overly cautions to the extent that they are afraid to leave links here on WA, so I will endeavour to clarify as much as possible.

First of all, there's no need to panic, as I say there are a lot worse things than spamming.

Having said that, it is important to adhere to the rules laid out by the creators. I have provided a link for you information if you are not yet familiar with this page:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/wealthy-a...

As you can see, SPAM is defined as unsolicited links to our websites external to WA. There are specified places where we CAN paste links to our sites, so it's definitely not all doom and gloom! I'll get onto this in the following pages.

NOTE: Sharing links to other WA blogs and pages when communicating to others within the community is perfectly acceptable (you can do this by clicking on the affiliate link for that page, copying and pasting).

Please read on!



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Zarina Premium
Hey, Thomas :)

Personally, when I mention my blog, then usually it's just the name of a blog and with screenshots to emphasize the topic I am talking about (and not for the sake of promoting it).

Great tutorial - I noticed that all of us at some point were ignorant about the rules at WA. It's great there is a No Spam rule.
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Mac01 Premium
Thank you, Kasotty.

That's a good way to go. There can be a fine line between spamming and getting help e.g. someone in Live Chat this morning was wondering if a pop-up notification worked on his website, in that instance it was appropriate for him to paste the link so that we could to and check it was working.

Have a great week ahead!
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HMaurice1 Premium
It is easy to spam obviously. For a minute I thought I had spammed by recommending a free theme that I liked to other newbies. I guess if I was paid/ an affiliate of the company who engineered the theme, then I would be spamming?
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forresth1 Premium
I have notice a lot of members post a link to their site asking people to check it out
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Mac01 Premium
They're not supposed to do this in their blogs or welcome messages; they can leave links to their sites on the designated "Comment Share Posts" where permitted. Hope this helps!
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forresth1 Premium
Thank you is very helpful
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forresth1 Premium
so if you ask someone to checkout your website and you leave them the link that's spaming
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caisaki Premium
Yes, we have site feedback under site rubix as well as some specific posts that Kyle set up for that. But you can give your link if another user asked for it, if my understanding of this post is correct haha.
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Mac01 Premium
That's right Forresth, if it's unsolicited then it does constitute spam. All it takes is someone to click the "Report" button.

As I've said, there are plenty of other opportunities to get feedback and comments... fortunately! Best.
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forresth1 Premium
thank you I wasn't aware of that
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Mac01 Premium
Great, thanks for your help there, Caisaki.
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caisaki Premium
I remember you having a discussion about this in chat the other day or yesterday, and this is a very timely training. I've seen new posts linking not to their websites, but their referral links to other affiliate marketing sites just like WA. I've received messages like so as well.
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Mac01 Premium
Hello Caisaki. Yes I remember! I think some people leave links to their WA blogs when welcoming new Premium Members. Since they are only promoting their WA content (and not their personal websites), this isn't an issue and doesn't constitute spam.

I know that advertising training is a no-no as well (as we earn small commissions for training such as this and this does amount to self-promotion).

Thanks for your contribution. :)
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caisaki Premium
No I meant, they actually post external affiliate referral links asking people to sign up in those sites outside WA. And it was kind of disheartening seeing those being circulated within the community.
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Mac01 Premium
I see what you mean now. Wow I haven't encountered that, strange to see them being circulated within this community. I guess that would constitute unsolicited spam as well!
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Give It A Go Premium
This is nice and succinct. I have seen quite a lot of people who welcome new members or premium members and suggest that they check out their website. I don't do it myself because I remembered reading that you shouldn't in the early days of my WA experience. But I could never remember where it was again. I just assumed that because a lot of people do it, that I must have misread it. I like your idea of sending people a link to the 'spam is a no-no' page.Thanks for your tutorial, Ange
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Mac01 Premium
Cheers Ange, appreciate you taking the time to read through and comment! Yes posting a link to our own websites just seems like the natural thing to do, especially for beginners, so I though I'd bring together and share a few insights. Best!
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Give It A Go Premium
Yes, definitely good for us newbies. I may not look like a newbie on my profile, but I am. This is a good reminder of something people may forget in their zealousness to get stuck into the training. Ange
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Chrissies Premium
Many thanks for the clarification Mac :)
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Mac01 Premium
My pleasure Chrissies, thanks for reading!
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Chrissies Premium
You are welcome, have a great weekend :)
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