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nyfamily5
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on 05/30/2011

I am just making sure that we can use affiliate links from CJ, Linkshare, etc.  Due to my state's tax law I can not be an Amazon Affiliate. 

Just wanted to ask so I don't start on the wrong foot here.

chefkeem
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on 05/30/2011

Yes, you may use html codes from CJ, Shareasale, Linkshare, etc..


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
nyfamily5
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on 05/30/2011

Thank You!!!  I am very excited about wizzley and appreciate the time and effort you and everyone put into Wizzley to get it started

cmoneyspinner
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on 09/28/2013

I'm confused because the system just gave me a message that banner ads from affiliate links were not allowed.  So please advise if Wizzely policies have changed.  Thank you.


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Simon
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on 09/29/2013

No, banners are not allowed - just as the message says.


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ologsinquito
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on 09/30/2013

Simon and chefkeem, where could we put these HTML links? Within the body of the text? Thanks for letting us use them.


cmoneyspinner
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on 09/30/2013

Why doesn't the message show up consistently?  I actually saw another article written by someone else with a CJ banner ad.  It's what gave me the idea that it was permissible.

http://wizzley.com/paris-tourist-attractions/

So instead of bickering about "special treatment", is there a process for requesting MANUAL REVIEW of your articles?  That way I can have some confidence that my articles are meeting the publishing requirements.

 


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chefkeem
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on 09/30/2013

Treathyl - we don't allow pure banner advertisement anymore. Your article: http://wizzley.com/better-homes-and-gardens-entertaining-with-ease/ does not look very appealing with all those banners. People want interesting and useful information based on personal experience, not another webpage full of blinking ads.

Our experience shows that fewer ads sell more. If you write a great in-depth story about 1 product, and then place 1 relevant ad on your page ... that's when you get clicks and sales.

HTML codes can be placed in a text module through the HTML window (first button on the left of the editor's tool bar).


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
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ologsinquito
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on 09/30/2013

Thanks chefkeem.


cmoneyspinner
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on 09/30/2013

Bless you!  I'll fix all my articles today.


Treathyl FOX aka cmoneyspinner.  My Blog Stop! and My Pain, Your Gain! are my blogs.  Please visit!
cmoneyspinner
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on 09/30/2013

@chefkeem - Oh my!  You're right!  They are much prettier without the banners!  EmbarassedLaughing

@simon - Thank you too Simon!


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chefkeem
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on 09/30/2013

Also, our own Wizzley referral banner should NOT be placed on our Wizzley pages but rather on blogs or other websites. It's usually irrelevant to our content (except on articles about online writing) and does NOT bring any referrals.

Always, always (always) think about user experience: What are they looking for? What will make them return to read our new articles? How can we present our info in the most efficient and pleasant way?

Readers are NOT interested in our obvious self-serving schemes, i.e. referral stuff. They are only interested in THEIR benefits, whatever they may be.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
cmoneyspinner
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on 09/30/2013

OK.  Gotcha!  So some other folks doing that too!  I should just stop being a copy cat, huh? Wink  I'm beginning now to understand why Jo Harrington likes this community so much.  Genuine honest feedback!!  Like finding a small diamond in a haystack!


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ologsinquito
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on 09/30/2013

It's good to have constructive criticism and I don't think most writers mind this as long as it's done with kindness and charity. I'm a big fan of your writing Threathyl.


cmoneyspinner
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on 09/30/2013

@ologsinquito - The respect is mutual. 


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chefkeem
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on 09/30/2013

 

cmoneyspinner: 09/30/2013 - 04:15 PM

OK.  Gotcha!  So some other folks doing that too! 

I know, Treathyl. The banner warning is fairly new, and we need to clean up some of the existing pages.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
cmoneyspinner
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on 09/30/2013

No problem!  I totally get why y'all are making the changes.  The site looks much more professional and will likely attract more serious writers to publish here.  ( We can hope! )

What I like is after you add your text, how easy it is to use the modules to sort or work them around your words so everything looks pretty!!  I'm not dissing the other sites but I have to say, I rather like the simplistic style. 

It does get all complicated and jumbled up looking when you start trying to fit in banner ads and stuff.  This has been a great conversation. I'm glad that error message popped up!  I was moving right along adding affiliate banners wherever I could stick them. 

I've been at my articles all day and 'mI loving the results of the editing process based on the comments here.

I got no complaints!  For real.  I'm glad somebody is telling me when my stuff looks like crap!!  That second pair of eyes works wonders!  Smile

 


Treathyl FOX aka cmoneyspinner.  My Blog Stop! and My Pain, Your Gain! are my blogs.  Please visit!
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