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BHW rules confusion.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by carsonrathi, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. carsonrathi

    carsonrathi Senior Member

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    Hey,

    A small confusion if some can help about it:

    As per the BHW Forum Signature Rules:
    "You may post 2-3 affiliate links or 1 SMALL banner in your signature"

    Now does this permit the members to post link/banner for his OWN product rather then affiliate link?

    I have seen many members/mods/admins having 'there' website in there signature however many of us have got infraction (like me) for using there own website in signature, as per 'infraction' we can use only affiliate link NOT our own website link.

    I request if some one can clear this thing?

    Thanks
     
  2. carsonrathi

    carsonrathi Senior Member

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    no input? anyone can please clear it?
     
  3. Gradimir Stankovic

    Gradimir Stankovic Power Member

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    Why don't you just set affiliate system to your site and use aff link in signature?
    That way you don't break rules and you have a chance to get affiliates who will promote your product.
     
  4. blackheader

    blackheader Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I just had a look at the rules (especially #4 & #5), but could not find anything about non-affiliate links (for example links to your homepage).

    I remember myself that people had to have an approved BST in order to link to one of their services.
     
  5. carsonrathi

    carsonrathi Senior Member

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    Thanks for your input man. As you can see most of the members and higher members have direct links to there product website (be it CPA/Aff network etc).
    The question remains the same :-(
     
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    Georgebg Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It doesn't make sense to link to an affliate link but not to your site ? Atleast for me..
     
  7. carsonrathi

    carsonrathi Senior Member

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    I know it doesn't makes sense however the confirmation from mod and mention same thing in forum rule, will make it easier.
     
  8. loamigad

    loamigad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Setup a redirect like an aff link, nothing in the rules says the affiliate program has to be open for the public.
     
  9. carsonrathi

    carsonrathi Senior Member

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    seems to be a right time to bump. Any input on this problem, preferably mods? Please help. I PMed a mod too.
     
  10. BigBuddy

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    Hi carson, as per signature rule. Yes, you can have only affiliate links and not your own site.

    1. You should not sell anything (service, products, coaching) through your signature.

    2. If your website is related to the service you got approved in BST, then you can have that service website in your signature.

    Hope it clears.
     
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  11. carsonrathi

    carsonrathi Senior Member

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    Hey,

    Thanks for your input.

    Means i can have affiliate link in my signature even if the product is mine?

    Thanks.
     
  12. carsonrathi

    carsonrathi Senior Member

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    Just to clear this:

    As per this rule, we can have our product link however as affiliate, in our signatures. This is what made sense from all replies. So, i'll follow the same.

    Thanks,
    Carson
     
  13. nirmar

    nirmar Regular Member

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    BHW is ok with your site / product , if and only if

    - It follows BHW rules

    - Your site is not providing services like BHW Services section
    (You can add your site link in your signature if you have sales thread here at bhw)

    - Your product will not provide white/black/gray version of co*okie stuffing or any other illegal stuff which can be harmful to bhw in future.

    @Admin, mods. correct me if I am wrong at any part.