affiliate links

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  • #57466

    matthew1973
    Member

    having recently been suspended what doe this exactly mean?

    one discreet text per blog is o.k.

    one link in the entire history of my blog? one link per post? one link in my sidebar?

    i’m a but annoyed having spent money, seeing other blog with links.

    clarification please?

    #57762

    raincoaster
    Member

    If you see blogs in violation of the Terms of Service, report them. Or realize they may be VIP blogs, paying for those privileges, or WordPress.org blogs where such things are allowed.

    You’ll have to ask staff for clarification, but it seems pretty obvious that one link per blog means one link per blog and you can put it anywhere you like.

    #57764

    matthew1973
    Member

    just one single link in an entire blog?

    paying for those privileges. what do you mean? i’m a newbie at this by the way.

    #57766

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes.

    You might be happier using a WordPress.org blog, if you can’t afford the VIP program here.

    Our blogs here are hosted free by WordPress.com as a service to personal and noncommercial blogs (ie companies can blog here, but not make money BY the blog). If you want to blog as a business, you’ll need a more business-oriented platform, such as WordPress.org. Using a WordPress.com blog is like applying for food stamps when you’re a CEO.

    #57767

    raincoaster
    Member

    The VIP program costs, if I recall, $250 dollars a month US, and you’re allowed to have affiliate links on it as much as you want.

    #57770

    matthew1973
    Member

    and what about worpress.org, can i have affilaite links?

    #57771

    raincoaster
    Member

    At WordPress.org you can have all the affiliate links and advertising you want. I’m even setting up another blog there that will carry ads, but it’s a business blog for-profit, not a personal blog for self-expression.

    The two work very similarly, but you’ll need to find a web host for a WordPress.org blog. This cost is usually under $30 per month.

    #57775

    matthew1973
    Member

    thanks for yur help.

    suspended blog…… money and content lost…….. oh well, it’s all part of the learning curve!

    thanks for your help rainoaster.

    #57778

    raincoaster
    Member

    What, exactly, did you spend money on? And surely you’re aware that when you enter into a contract, you’re bound by the terms of the contract: violating them violates the contract. That’s very basic business. You still have the option of coming into line with the terms; if that’s not acceptable, you have a lot of options, just not the option of staying here.

    If you ask nicely, WordPress.com may well allow you to export your archives to another web host. Suspension isn’t deletion, you know.

    #57779

    timethief
    Member

    I’m surprised that anyone who wants to monetize a blog couldn’t find the FAQs http://faq.wordpress.com/2005/12/08/adsense/
    I’m also surprised that they wouldn’t ask staff to clarify policy if they didn’t understand what was being said.

    #57839

    drmike
    Member

    Just for reference, you don’t get hosting from wordpress.org. That’s the download site for the software. You’ll have to find a host for your site elsewhere still.

    With the software, and a host elsewhere, you can pretty much do what you want with your blog as long as you follow their ToS plocies as well.

    #57846

    andrew
    Member

    As usual, timethief and drmike have said much of what I’d have said here, and said it rather better and a whole lot quicker than I would.
    But I would like to add a few points:
    – I think it’s misleading to refer to “wordpress.org” in discussions like this. Using the URI implies that wordpress.org, like wordpress.com, provides hosting. It doesn’t. It provides software that can be hosted by others.
    – I’d prefer a term such as “WordPress Classic” or “old-school original gangsta WordPress.”
    – We might use the term “WordPress Extreme” to indicate that you can have total control over your WordPress blog. You can hack it, host it yourself,… To come back to the topic of this thread, if you host it yourself, or find a host with ToS to your liking, you can write your own rules for monetization.

    #57847

    drmike
    Member

    Actually this here is WordPress Multiuser whereas the wp.org version is regular WordPress.

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