Spam or blatant promotions are not allowed within Wealthy Affiliate. If your intended purpose of being here and to engage is solely based on your underlying promotions, please refrain from doing this.

The reason we are firm on our stance on self promotion here at Wealthy Affiliate is we are and want to continue to be a safe haven for people. One that is free of all promotions and focuses on people helping each other! :)

If you want to offer help or training or tell a story, do so within the mediums provided here (create training, create a blog post, engage within comments or chat with others).

Here are the rules for spam within WA. If you go against any of these, you may lose all posting privileges within WA and depending or may be completely removed from WA without the ability to ever join again (yes, we do take this stuff seriously).

  1. No unsolicited messages promoting products, services, or outside communication to be sent through private messaging. This will lead to immediate removal of your ability to post anywhere within WA.
  2. No copied content allowed to be posted here at Wealthy Affiliate. This content will be immediately removed and you will lose posting privileges.
  3. Do not copy content from WA and post it somewhere else on the Internet. This includes copying your own blog content and putting it on your website.
  4. No promotions with comments or chat. Although these may seem like subtle ways to promote, if you are caught doing this, you will likely lose privileges. If a link is posted out of an act to help someone, not sell something, that is OK.
  5. No training should be focused around a promotion of a product or service or give half information. If it does, then it will be immediately removed from the training at WA and you may lose all privileges to post training in the future.
  6. No blog or forum posts that are created for the pure purpose of promoting a product. This does include product reviews. Rants are OK.
  7. No adding affiliate links to any blog, training, discussion or private message
  8. Do not anything that is "niche" specific. If you have a dieting website or a website that offers people recipes, these types of posts should be reserved for your own website and not within Wealthy Affiliate.
  9. Do not post content where your readers are required to go to an external website to "read more" or "watch". All of the content must be self contained within the post itself.
  10. No soliciting phone numbers or asking people to call you
  11. Asking for personal contact information
  12. Any inappropriate content (adult content, website URL's or related images)
  13. Soliciting communication outside of the Wealthy Affiliate platform
  14. Using incorrect or misleading headlines within your discussions or blog posts
  15. No faith or religion based posts
  16. No signatures at the end of your posts (posting your website URL, image, etc)
  17. No politically driven posts
  18. Promoting ANY product whatsoever
  19. Anything else that you are knowingly doing in attempt to sell something.
  20. We do not allow any form of fundraising or charity including that campaigning for members here within WA. Please keep all fundraising campaigns external of WA.
  21. No "click bait" titles. The title of your post must represent the content you write. Do not create titles that are confusing and that have the purpose of attracting the most clicks as possible.

We are all here with the ultimate goal of success, if you try some "sneaky sneak" spam attempts within WA, you will be caught and you may be in for an "account explosion"! We are flexible on every other aspect of WA other than spam. No exceptions. Just don't do it!

We truly are a community of help and if you see any form of spam going on, please do let us know and we will handle accordingly. :)



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DennisD1 Premium
I am certainly not a "Post Police" but I would like clarification on the following rules.

#3. I thought that was the whole purpose. Get our posts and blogs "out there".

#9. This seems to be a fairly common practice. I thought that was how I get around plagiarism, giving credit of authorship to the original creator.



#3. Do not copy content from WA and post it somewhere else on the Internet. This includes copying your own blog content and putting it on your website.

#9. Do not post content where your readers are required to go to an external website to "read more". All of the content must be self contained within the post itself.

Thanks
DennisD
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Numerous Premium
I'm not an official representative of WA. Just a community member like you, but I'll see if I can answer your questions.

#3 Your blog here on WA and the content on your site are two different things. Your blog here on WA is for sharing with the community. Your blog on your site is for building your business. Not copying content between the two actually protects both you and WA, because doing so would cause a duplicate content penalty, and would probably hurt you more than WA unless everyone started doing it.

#9 OK you got me. I want to say that there was some clarification on this at some point, but I can't remember where so I can't refer you to it. As far as I know what you're asking is allowed. I believe what is actually being referenced there is posting a teaser on your blog here on WA and then linking to a full post on your site. If I'm wrong about this hopefully someone will come by and correct me.

Does that help any?
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DennisD1 Premium
Thank you
Dennis
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Bibian2 Premium
I had the mistakes you are talking about, but my honourable community is friendly and I was being resuscitated. I am like waking from sleep step by step. So I tell you wealthy affiliate is an honest site where you have to work before you eat. Just like our manager Kyle adviced us. Though we are here to make money but we have to go about it step by step. Following the lessons, ask questions and join charts with the community. As it is said that knowledge is power. So be well informed you will be successful. If you are stuck do ask questions to the community or even to me I will answer to this the best of My knowledge. Good luck
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scorpwealth Premium
Good morning Kyle, or at least it is here in Montreal Eastern Standard Time. I'm not stirring up any trouble here but I am simply asking for further clarification. I joined WA because as you can see I'm totally lost with the online world and it will soon be a year that I've joined. Having said that I have not done much and no excuses its due to my very busy life work schedule ( which I understand I don't need to explain to anyone, but I like to elaborate some times) My concern is this. I'm slowly diving in taking the courses and picking up on many external subjects also and I find that if someone honest and smart working like myself is trying things out and possibly makes a mistake I'm basically dead. What I mean is ( and I'm not acting dumb, I'm very serious) if I blog or write something here in our community then I cannot even put that on my own website if I'm understanding correctly. Now take a newbie like myself for example and I'm very serious if I honestly make a mistake or cross some guideline I'm penalized and deleted, is that correct? I know you must get some smart manipulators in here at times, but if someone seriously like myself makes a mistake or has some oversight were punished. Isn't that the whole purpose of why I joined? Please I'm only asking, I'm not complaining or creating drama, I'm truly and genuinely concerned because I do care. I'll give you an example and I don't want to get anyone into trouble here, but over the holidays I was invited to take a look at an opportunity because this person saw I had experience in the financial services sector, now I declined but truly what is wrong with someone letting us know whats out there? I guess what I'm getting at is we obviously need rules just like we need them in life but can it not be so confusing. Take someone like myself who is no where near your caliber ( I mean I barely understand spamming, Seriously) I would like to know that once I'm up and running I can I use all my knowledge and transfer it to my blogs, websites etc etc etc. I thank you for reading this and your response would be deeply appreciated. Again for the last time I'll say this, I have no malicious intent I'm just truly overwhelmed and scared about what and what not to do. I really intend to build a nice business out of this and my niche is something I struggle with because I have several talents so I want to focus and target in on one not several. Have yourself a great day and I'll wait for your response. Have a great day and a fantastic year ahead. Cheers!!!
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Numerous Premium
So I'm sure Kyle will get to giving you an official answer, but until then here's my unofficial answer. :)

I actually had a similar response when I first got here and I've actually been doing IM for years. If you scroll down a little bit you'll see my on comment on it. For the most part what I've seen is if you make an honest mistake, someone will correct you and as long as you fix it it's not a big deal.

As far as the reposting content to your site though, that's actually to protect you and WA. WA gets indexed by Google. The consequence of this is that if you post something here and on your own site, you'll get flagged for duplicate content. So you really don't want to do this.
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scorpwealth Premium
Thanks, makes sense.
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Numerous Premium
Happy to help.
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mlvnjk Premium
'Ok", great Kyle...trained by Professionals to
be Professionals...nothing wrong with that
my friend !!
I was hired by a company one time who told me that
what ever experience I had from working with other businesses,
they didn`t want to hear about it !!
They said that they were going to teach me in their own way,
that I would be trained by professionals, to be a professional !!
And that they did, with all my focus on their business. Just taught
I would drop that by you.
Let us not bring any outside luggage into WA.
You are all doing such a great job !!
Bravo !!
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RoriO Premium
Hi, in the first lesson, Page 1 of "Wealthy Affiliate -- The Open Education Project," Kyle talks about
The Dashboard - Global, Personal Feed, Notification
However, I find this perplexing because his images don't show those; ergo, I am not sure what he's talking about. Help, please?

Page 2, my Dashboard looks nothing like portrayed. Mine looks like this
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Numerous Premium
If you click on Activity Dashboard, That is where the Dashboard is now. The site has been redesigned, but everything is still there.
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RoriO Premium
Okay, I'll assume things have different names, different look. I assumed since it was updated Dec 4 it would look the same.
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Numerous Premium
I think that date is actually for all eight pages, and I know one of the other ones was just updated. If you're looking for something in particular that you can't find just ask.
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RoriO Premium
So if Global Feed is now the Globe, Personal Feed now the Envelope for Private Messages, Is Global Feed just another name for Notifications?
Thanks!
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Numerous Premium
If you go to the Activity Dashboard and then go to the Activity tab, there are settings to customize your feed. You can set it to Everyone which would be the global feed or Friends which would be the personal feed.

To the left of that are settings to pick which items come up, All, Unanswered questions, success, etc.
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RoriO Premium
Just trying to use WA optimally.
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