Just wondering why we can't put our tracking tokens onto a WebAnswers answer?
Because that means the link will be for your benefit. Which is usually what spam consists of - basically any link that you get something out of posting.
Since it is hard to police exactly what is and what isn't a good or bad, spam or genuine link, all types of referral links are against the rules on webanswers.
I see LOTS of links at WebAnswers, and have posted links myself. My links are mostly to my hubs, but they answer the question in a very good "value added" way. (My user name at WebAnswers is different.) Why write what would be a long answer to a complex problem, when I've already written a hub?
So what happens? One day one of my answers with links is flagged, and my account is closed?
Maybe, you never know. Depends how WebAnswers changes and whether they get more strict.
Plus, the longer your answer, the higher your quality score, which equals more impressions and therefore, more earnings.
Where in their TOS do they say you can't post links? I've only seen it from other WebAnswers members, like you and SimeyC, not actually on the site, but then I only read the basic links. There certainly are lots of veteran members posting links to helpful sites.
Will look it up for you and see what I can find.
You may be right. I've heard mention on the site of people being banned for it but this is all I could find:
Your questions and answers may include links to other websites over which WebAnswers has no control or responsibility. WebAnswers does not monitor or investigate linked websites. WebAnswers is not responsible for such websites or any damages caused in connection with Your use of such websites.
UPDATE: This post may be what you're looking for, by a webanswers staff member.
http://www.webanswers.com/webanswers-su … ers-0be2c0
Thanks for the research. Seems they are most interested in minimizing blatent self promotion and spam. His post is a little "gray", and doesn't pack the same punch as if it were one of the FAQ, or posted in one of the prominantly featured links. Anyway, I understand what you are saying about longer, original, quality posts vs short post with a link.
hmm I totally believe what wrylilt says..just don't understand it ..oh well
What about just posing links to this site without using my unique tracking token? Its this ok?
I personally wouldn't risk it - especially if you use the same username. Any links you create to your own work are, in reality, self serving.
However if you do, it's a good idea to not do too many, and mix them up with many other sites.
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