Affiliate links to your own blogs, tutorials, & comments?
I understand that I can send a referral to anything I've authored in WA using just a "bare" link (not an affiliate link). WA will automatically append my affiliate information to that bare link, in the following situations:
- a link to a blog I've written
- a link to a tutorial I've made
- a link to a question I've asked
- a link to my profile
- a comment I've written. The link would be of the form https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/ [WA link info here]/comment/4822803 which lands at a specific comment on a page. Since it has no affiliate information on it, it is still a bare link. EDIT: No - this won't work. It's OK to link to other content you've authored, but it won't work if you're linking directly to a comment you made to someone else's content.
In addition, I understand that if I put a bare link in one of my social media shares (Google+, Twitter, etc), WA will similarly append my affiliate information to that bare link - even if it links to content in WA that I did not author. EDIT: This will work only if the link is to content you've authored, as indicated above!
If I'm mistaken about any of the above, please let me know.
Thanks for weighing in and clarifying!
Is that your Final Answer?
Kyle just weighed in, saying:
It doesn't append your affiliate information for stuff you have created, but you get automatic credit. It will look like the raw link still, but anything without an affiliate link attached is granted automatically to the owner of that content.
So yes, you are correct here.
Another cool aspect is that when your content gets indexed in Google and you get traffic from that to your content, your affiliate link will also be set and you will get credit from those individuals that join as well. :)
... exactly what Robert had commented below.
Apparently there is no magic involved at all! If you have content on WA, whether blog, tutorial, question, or even your own profile - if you wrote the title of the article and got it ranked in Google, you'll get affiliate credit for anyone who clicks on a link to your content and signs up at WA. The same holds true if they click on a bare link to your content if the link is in an email or in a social share!
... and now I know!