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Can I write "As Seen On" (for eg as seen on CNN) after getting backlinks from these sites?

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  1. nabeelshams

    nabeelshams Power Member

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    Sorry if I sound noobish but I moustache you guys a question

    I recently got backlinks from Social media today and examiner.com. Now can I show on my blog "As Seen On" thing? or must my blog be discussed or featured in a post before I can do that?
     
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    Was your link on there? Then yeah you can. Just remember to have a disclaimer that their logos and trademarks belong to them.
     
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    I always thought that you must either be featured or have some article written about you/business
     
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    "As Seen On The Tube" would sound more authentic and professional imo. :) Then use YT and show them the video if they ask...
     
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    • Can I write "As Seen On" (for eg as seen on CNN) after getting backlinks from these sites?

    By backlink, do you mean comment spam?
     
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    "As seen on" is over abused ever since Clickbank products started using them.
    Most of them just include that as a part of their sales page by default.

    I would expect most buyers to be immune to such marketing gimmicks. Just my opinion.
     
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    I put that on every cap page without links
     
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    I assume you can get into legal troubles if you say "As seen on" and place their logo their (forbes, CNN etc) if you're not actually featured.

    I could be wrong though.
     
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    Wont this cause some problems? OR what if the client requires some proof of you been on there?
     
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    Thanks for replying everybody.


    Nop, I mean Contextual link

    I got contextual links on both of them. Though paid, but they have been there for a good month and wont be deleted. I asked coz I just wanted to add credibility to my blog. If somebody asks me for a proof I can link them to the articles pointing to my site. All your answers are valuable.

    I think I will stay away from doing this as this might not be safe and after all I dont deserve it yet. When they themselves mention me (not bcoz of me paying somebody to link) I might think of it then.
     
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    Yeh you can only really say that if they write a feauture about you, getting a link on there then using their trademark name for commercial gain might get you into trouble, otherwise we'd all be doing it
     
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    Just do it, it can't harm you in any way.
     
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    The human immune system has built an resistance and is now ignoring all such subliminal messages which could impress the subconscious not too long ago. Try it and see if you can get any impact on your audience... :) People who have seen it on TV now know that what they see on TV is not what they get in reality! lol

    Most potential customers just don't buy that line any more.
     
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    I have done t-shirts for a number of fraternities and student groups at colleges all over the nation. On my site, I have an area that says our work can be seen at the following places: with a logo of each school. I am working in a very gray area here, because in a lot of cases, I have never contracted directly with the schools in question (A few of them I have), but I have contracted directly with officially approved groups of those schools. If they ever bitch about it...and I doubt they will due to my wording, I will just remove it and put another school up there.
     
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    It depends on how you write it, present it, and use it for authority. You sometimes can get good results from it if the use for authority is also backed by an insane quality product / service or offer. Personally I only use credentials as a support booster for sales copy, even sometimes forgoing credentials if they would hurt my page by making me seem to flashy or spammy. Again, all of this depends on your sales copy page and whether or not your target customers react to this sort of thing or not.
     
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    If it's true and it's clear, there shouldn't be a problem, but even if it's true, but not clear or not exact, that could lead to a problem that could potentially be a big one. Using trademarks and logos is never safe if there isn't at least an implicit, but clear, permission. IMO.