Can I put banners in my sidebar leading to other WordPress.com sites?

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  • #1202056

    jesse2253
    Member

    I was wondering if I can put a banner linking to other WordPress.com hosted sites? I have some on my blog right now, and I would like to hear what others say about it so I know whether to delete them or not (just in case it may be a violation of the TOS).

    Thanks.

    (Blog I need help with is thealmostperfectblog.wordpress.com)

    The blog I need help with is thealmostperfectblog.wordpress.com.

    #1202140

    auxclass
    Member

    Links to other blogs is fine – charging for the links, pay per click links, advertising will get your blog suspended

    See below for the Terms of Service you agreed to when you signed up – quick reading actually

    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/
    http://wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/suspended-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/

    #1202146

    jesse2253
    Member

    Okay, thanks. I was also wondering, so would Swagbucks or Prize Rebel referral links count as advertising? I hope it’s alright for me to ask this question inside my other question.

    #1202167

    auxclass
    Member

    Swagbucks is specifically called out as a get your blog suspended thing – seen many blogs suspended for that – a Google search makes me think that Prize Rebel would get you suspended also

    If the question is related then a question inside is fine – if someone dropped in with a question about domain names that would be confusing to everyone

    #1202218

    raincoaster
    Member

    There was a blog suspended today for Swagbucks, in fact.

    #1202274

    jesse2253
    Member

    okay, thanks for the replies. I’m assuming that because Swagbucks and Prize Rebel aren’t allowed, Gifthulk and Loot Palace would not be okay either.

    #1202275

    raincoaster
    Member

    Correct.

    #1202277

    jesse2253
    Member

    I would actually think that because Swagbucks was deliberately pointed out that WordPress would block URLs to that site, like how they do for sites like Adf.ly.

    So to close this topic, I would mark this as resolved, or would this take care of itself?

    #1202278

    auxclass
    Member

    They have some automated stuff – the staff will not talk about it but it does work judging from the postings from people that get suspended.

    Also the average blogger here hates spam sites so they will turn in blogs that have TOS problems –

    Mark resolved or leave alone – your choice – resolved would be a bit better but the forum is very active so in a day or two this will be back several pages

    #1202279

    jesse2253
    Member

    Okay.. I’m resolving to mark this as resolved (worst joke ever told..if it was one at all..).

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