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Re: A quick Word About Advertising and Links On The Forum

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If you are posting links to your personal website or forum we do want a link back. YamahaMusicians.com is a high traffic site and I think it's fair that if we let you publicise your own site here then you should return the favour.

If you are posting links to other people's sites please ask them for a link back to us. If you cannot get a link back you can still post a link but make sure it is not clickable. This means remove the http and/or www from the beginning of the link. This helps us because Google in particular penalises sites with too many outbound links and none coming back.

Google loves back links so it works out well for both parties to link to each other.

If you want to advertise your products on the site please get in touch with me at admin@yamahamusicians.com for a rate card and further information. We have a great platform from which to promote products and services and many businesses have now discovered this for themselves.
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Re: A quick Word About Advertising and Links On The Forum

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Hello Saul, I am new member and it appears I cannot post any links at all as in a url for a photograph etc. Possibly me being dim but I just posted a review to my Revstar RS620 and wanted to post images of this guitar that I have on flickr and I get this message "You can’t post image, email or url links that are external to this domain" which appears odd to me :confusion-confused:
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As you know we restrict links of any sort for new members in order to combat spammers. Often they will register, pretend to be genuine, make a few posts and then go back and edit those posts adding spam links in the hope that we won't notice...we do! (Y)

When posting images of your guitars or other gear it is preferable to post them as attachments not links out to other sites. As far as Google is concerned an image that is on an external site and linked to from our forum is counted as another outbound link with no link back. And of course yet again that is another mark against us. Other sites and forums may not be bothered by this but I am and so I work to keep as much info internal or at the very least with reciprocal links to relevant sites.

We do of course allow people to post images even new members but that is on a case by case basis. In your case I will lift the restriction so you can post images of your guitar. Who doesn't like to see a nice guitar after all :)

Hope that helps explain the situation a little?
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Re: A quick Word About Advertising and Links On The Forum

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Saul wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:14 pm
As you know we restrict links of any sort for new members in order to combat spammers. Often they will register, pretend to be genuine, make a few posts and then go back and edit those posts adding spam links in the hope that we won't notice...we do! (Y)

When posting images of your guitars or other gear it is preferable to post them as attachments not links out to other sites. As far as Google is concerned an image that is on an external site and linked to from our forum is counted as another outbound link with no link back. And of course yet again that is another mark against us. Other sites and forums may not be bothered by this but I am and so I work to keep as much info internal or at the very least with reciprocal links to relevant sites.

We do of course allow people to post images even new members but that is on a case by case basis. In your case I will lift the restriction so you can post images of your guitar. Who doesn't like to see a nice guitar after all :)

Hope that helps explain the situation a little?
Whoops I missed this. Thank you Saul I appreciate that, a review without an image is like taking a bath without your socks on. :roll:

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Hello Saul I am afraid I still cannot post any images and whilst I admire the need to protect against spammers you do run a real risk of losing good potential members. I honestly was thinking twice about joining/posting due to it being so quiet around here. However as my name suggest I am not opposed to a degree of quietness.

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You do have permissions to post links and images, I just checked. Are you seeing an error message on posting?

The forum is hardly quiet. We have over a thousand visitors per day. Most are here just to find info and then move on but the audience is there. People will engage when they have something to say.

We have been here for 18 years and developed rules that work for us and it keeps the forum spam free. We are not about to open up posting of images and links to everyone because we know from experience that does not work.

In an ideal world we would not need to do any of this but as over 45% of the worlds internet traffic is spam I think our measures are quite sensible.
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Thanks all working perfectly and I can now post pictures. Oh and I was not by any means criticizing your measures or indead questioning your traffic LOL. Just appears quite around here to me that's all.

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