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Pinterest Changes Now! Banning Affiliate Marketers Links

Whoah,

I was reading along on Facebook and ran across this article
about Pinterest. Seems they are now banning affiliate links.

 

Here is a small excerpt from the article….

“Build your own blog / brand
Provide added value
Link back to your site from third-party venues
Build a list
Create a relationship with those on your list
Care about your readers
Market to those people as if they were your friends and family

The message is and always will be – work to build a business (emphasis on WORK).”

http://netprofitstoday.com/blog/pinterest-bans-affiliate-links/

Since I had learned a hard lesson already, dealt out by Google through YouTube I was a little leery when it came to Pinterest

Pinterest Post Free Ebook

Pinterest Post Free Ebook

 

Even though Everyone said, Pinterest allows affiliate links, but I had this
doubt way down in my soul.

So for the most part, when I pinned anything
on Pinterest…that should have had an affiliate link in it…

I instead
linked back to a post on my site or

to a shared page site that I use and
let the affiliate link exist there…

either as a banner ad in the side bar

or a text ad in the content.

 

 So except for a couple of videos pinned from YouTube that had

links in the first line of the description…everything was intact…..

All my links were to Posts or pages on my site or something that I had liked and

shared from someone else and the link was to their content on their website.

AdrienneSmith.net

AdrienneSmith.net

The moral of the whole story, is to build your own business, don’t depend on someone else or something they are letting you use.

Keep in mind, that if you don’t own it, you don’t control it. I’m not saying don’t use Social Sites or other programs,

just handle with care…you are a “renter” paid or unpaid. So your stay can be limited by your landlord….

I mean have you ever taken the trouble to read YouTube’s terms of Service especially when you are signing up to use something new? 

I always notice that little threat so artfully inserted into that mountain of text:  This is being offered for free to use, but at a later date we might charge for this…Google, who just happens to be YouTube’s landlord.

Unfortunately the same thing can be said for paid programs that you use, especially if they are web hosted and not in your control. …..
Doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes things disappear and your house built on someone’s property comes tumbling down when the foundation is removed.

 

Have you ever had a nice surprise like that?  I’d be interested in the details. 

Seems almost like they had a Secret

Super Power Social Sites Webinar and forgot to invite us to attend.

 

That is the reason, I started this article with the ending of the one I read.  Still true.  Depend on what you build and what you own and control.     

Agree or Disagree….

 

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Google Died Everything was gone!

In the middle of the night…really  Yesterday, April 23, 2013, 7:16:46 PM except it was really 1:16  in the morning a.m.  for me…..

I’m working on my site still trying to get rid of those ru sites that have infested it, or at least two of my sites…..all of a sudden all my work pages began  to not load….

Google Graph Died

Google Graph Died

getting either a server error or timed out……so  tabbed over to the front of Skipper Works to get a copy  of something,  scrolled down to the bottom:   Saw this, so I took a screen shot just in case….It had been working fine 5 minutes earlier.

Take a look:    As you can see, the graph went from working to  nothing is just a few minutes!   While I watched the page, the graph stopped and started its slide down to the bottom and then quit.

Absolutely quit working.

Nothing else was working either.  Page by page, using FF and Chrome  I ended up with nothing open and a computer desktop full of  timed outs and server can’t finds.

 

Cashed it all in and went to bed, expecting to see a huge headline about Google going down in the middle of the night…but zero, zilch…nada….not a word.

Google either didn’t hiccup or I imagined this…???

Well, you decide.   I did watch that graph just stop and slide down to nothing.

It was back on  like the next day….was live when I started on this post….scroll down to the bottom of the page…should be on the left….Alive and Well!

My Imagination?  well….not quite…there is that screen shot….  what was earthshaking was watching those lines start to slide….then hit bottom…first time in months that the inquiries for WordPress have been under about 98 on the graph….they started slipping a couple of days ago….down to 89…..might have something to do with all those

HACKER attacks on  WordPress.

What Do You Think?  Guess the Internet really hiccuped and I’m the only one who noticed?

What else is funny is the times are wrong in the graph but think they use a different time zone that US central which is my time….

Were you snoozing at about  1;45 a.m.  and missed it too?

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