Published on February 7th, 2019 | by Chuck19
Rules for Leaving Referral Links/Codes on Doctor of Credit
A lot of people reach out to find out what the rules are for putting your referral links/codes in the comments to posts on Doctor of Credit. One reader mentioned doing a search and not finding anything, so I figured we’ll grace Google search engines with a dedicated post on the subject.
- DO NOT LEAVE A REFERRAL LINK/CODE IN THE COMMENTS ON ANY PAGE WHERE WE DON’T SPECIFICALLY SAY THAT IT’S ALLOWED. (Note to SEO gods: please get this line up there somewhere in the search.)
- We occasionally allow referral links in the comments to specific posts. When we anticipate a large volume of referrals, we usually create a dedicated page for them. If expect few referrals, we’ll sometimes allow the referrals in the comments of the main deal/offer post.
- Even when we do allow referrals, be sure to read the rules carefully. For example, we’ll typically write to only leave the referral link without any additional information. In that case, don’t add “thanks” or anything else of the sort. We’ll also typically write that you should only leave referrals as top-line comments; don’t leave your referral as a ‘reply’ to another comment.
- Referrals which don’t comply with the rules stated will be removed. Repeat offenders will be banned from commenting.
- Never, ever leave your referral more than once in the comments of one post. If you don’t see your comment show up immediately, please, please give it some time as it goes through moderation. It’ll usually come through within a few hours, but sometimes may take a day or two. (Here’s Why Your Comment Isn’t Showing Up on the Site.)
- We often close the comments for referrals after a given amount of time to prevent abuse and to reward regular readers.
Our main goal in having referral threads is to get some bonuses to regular readers of the site. Before using a referral from the comments, consider spending a minute or two to find a referral from a reader who you recognize as being helpful to the DoC community. You can also click the “i” at the top of each comment to see the commenters history. And – if comments are open – leave a reply to let the person know that you used their referral. (If comments are closed, you can try replying to the reader in the comments of a different post by looking at their comment history.)