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    • #30848

      peachpurple
      Participant

      Is it OK to post two external links from my website which are related to my blogjob article?
      For example; I wrote a Bok Choy Soup recipe here and add 2 links to my other site which are soup related links.

      Is it OK?

      I read the rules here which state:
      You agree to not use back link spam to promote your sites.
      Read more at https://blogjob.com/faq/#RMjK8dSq7rz8BTr9.99

      what does that means?

    • #30954

      pramalkumarsamanta
      Participant

      Perhaps Okay.

      • #31078

        peachpurple
        Participant

        @pramalkumarsamanta, thanks, glad to hear that

        @erlymccheaven, different from each site…. does that mean two articles from different sites are allowed?

    • #30978

      TAlberts
      Participant

      Oh! We have the same questions Peachy. IΒ΄m waiting for the answers.

    • #31182

      pramalkumarsamanta
      Participant

      If the site does not object to the article, what is the problem in it?

    • #31232

      TAlberts
      Participant

      I have seen some that links their blogs to their other websites. So I think itΒ΄s okay.

    • #31889

      joseph
      Participant

      i have posted more than two links in my posts; mostly referral links.

    • #32448

      rextrulove
      Moderator

      I wouldn’t think that spammy links would be allowed. On the other hand, having links to reputable sites gives strength to an article and adds ‘link juice’. The linked site just couldn’t violate adsense rules, per the rules here.

    • #32450

      gina145
      Participant

      My interpretation of that rule is that it’s okay to use links to support an article that you’ve written, but it’s not okay to write an article which serves no other purpose than to send traffic to those links.

      • #66533

        angie10
        Participant

        Thanks for that @gina145…that actually makes sense πŸ™‚

    • #32840

      peachpurple
      Participant

      @adssolsn you got any warnings or mail from Blogjob team for putting the referral links?

      I am not putting referral links but links to soup recipes

    • #32842

      peachpurple
      Participant

      @gina145 so in other words, if my article at blogjob is about soup recipe and the external links that I added are my other articles at other sites also soup recipes, it should be ok, right?

      Correct me if I am wrong

      • #32924

        gina145
        Participant

        I’d hardly say I’m qualified to give an expert opinion, but linking to other soup recipes sounds okay to me. What I’d regard as spammy would be if you wrote a lot of nonsense about soup and then linked to recipes that you had published elsewhere.

      • #33020

        peachpurple
        Participant

        understood. Thanks

    • #32845

      peachpurple
      Participant

      @rextrulove/

      what are spammy links? Links not related to blogjob articles that I write?

      Nope, all my links are related

    • #32890

      rextrulove
      Moderator

      @peachpurple I’d count as a spammy link any link that wasn’t adding value to the article and was designed to make someone go somewhere else, do something else or to buy something. For instance, in my animal articles, I often include links to the animal I’m talking about that point to authoritative sites like National Geographic, a state game commission, the Audubon society, etc. If I’m writing about bears, though, I don’t link to a pet store. That would be spammy. Bears are animals and dogs/cats are animals, but they aren’t the same thing. πŸ™‚

      I also don’t link to something tacky, though I don’t see anything in the rules against it. If I’m writing about rattlesnakes, I won’t link to an article about how to make a rattlesnake belt, for instance, because it would be tacky.

      I try to use only links that directly relate and that are authoritative (no wikipedia or external blogs), but that is just me. Using only authoritative links drives your personal SEO up.

      • #33022

        peachpurple
        Participant

        @rextrulove understood sir, very clearly explained

      • #66534

        angie10
        Participant

        @rextruelove….very eloquently put, thanks πŸ™‚

    • #33444

      shaloowalia
      Participant

      i don’t use any links in my posts…better to play safe!

      • #33470

        rextrulove
        Moderator

        The downside of not using links is that you lose out on the additional SEO, backlinks and a lot of the traffic you could be getting. That isn’t so much of a problem unless you are wanting to make money from your blogs.

    • #33471

      peachpurple
      Participant

      @shaloowalia maybe you are right

    • #33493

      joseph
      Participant

      no i have not received any alert from blogjob @peachpulple.

    • #33765

      TAlberts
      Participant

      I mostly put 2 links in my post.

      • #34071

        peachpurple
        Participant

        @thelme55 i put 1-2 links too

      • #49127

        angie10
        Participant

        @TAlberts, if admin haven’t pulled you up on that, then I guess it must be ok πŸ™‚

    • #34185

      thisnthat
      Participant

      Well, it just says don’t spam. I wouldn’t think a link or two would be regarded as spam, but then again, I’m new here so not real familiar with how things work yet.

      • #34200

        rextrulove
        Moderator

        It depends on where the link points, @thisnthat. If the link is to a legitimate site that adds more information for the reader, it is valuable. Most of my articles are informational, so links to authoritative sites is appropriate.

      • #34205

        thisnthat
        Participant

        Yeah, that makes sense. I should have said “relevant” links or something. It really should go without saying, but yeah.

      • #34482

        TAlberts
        Participant

        The link should be related to the topic of what you are writing. I think 2 links is okay.

    • #44818

      peachpurple
      Participant

      @thelme55/ thanks, got it now

    • #65687

      shaloowalia
      Participant

      Using two links is ok as long as it’s related to the article.

    • #66535

      angie10
      Participant

      Thanks so much for this discussion thread, very informative! It’s true what they say about learning something every day. I’ll bear these points in mind when I decide to use links on my articles. So far, I’ve not.

    • #32837

      peachpurple
      Participant

      @erlymccheaven so 2 links from 2 different sites?
      For example one link from Hubpages and one link from Wikinut, all links related to my soup article.

      Is it ok?

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