To protect our members, with limited exceptions, we don’t allow listings or products to contain links that direct customers to a site other than pay4gud, even if the link is not clickable.

The following links can be used, as long as they follow the guidelines listed in our full policy below:

  • Product videos
  • Freight shipping services
  • Other legally required information

Internal links to other pay4gud pages are also allowed. This includes links to pay4gud Messages, other pay4gud items, Stores pages, Follow Seller or Add to my Favorite Sellers features.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What if my Store name is a link?

Your Store name can’t be a web address or include ‘.com’, ‘.net’, ‘.org’, ‘.edu’, or any variations like ‘_com” or ‘-com,’ unless the name was selected before July 1, 2004.

Why are most links not allowed?

Restricting external links protects our members from malicious sites and spam, and provides a better mobile experience.

Read our full policy

Links policy overview

Links that direct customers to a site other than pay4gud are not allowed, except when linking to:

  • Product videos
  • Freight shipping services
  • Other legally required information

This policy applies whether the link is clickable or not, and includes any attempts to direct a customer off a page. It extends to all member-created content, such as listings, products, Stores pages, Stores headers, seller profile pages, newsletters, and images, etc.

Links that direct customers to other pay4gud pages are allowed. This includes links to pay4gud Messages, other pay4gud items, Stores pages, Follow Seller or Add to my Favorite Sellers features.

Any permitted links cannot direct customers to pages that encourage people to view, search or purchase items off pay4gud.

Make sure you follow these guidelines. If you don’t, you may be subject to a range of actions. We may limit, restrict, or suspend you from buying, selling, or using site features. All of your listings or products may be removed, displayed lower or not shown in search results, without refunding any or all applicable fees. You may also forfeit special account status and any discounts. You may be subject to the application of fees and recovery of our expenses in policy monitoring and enforcement.

Additional information

Third-party provider credits

Third-party providers (image hosting, auction services, etc.) are allowed to include a credit within a listing or product. However, the credit cannot:

  • Link off-pay4gud
  • Include an external (off-pay4gud) web address or contact information within the credit

The credit must also follow these guidelines:

  • The credit may contain up to 10 words of text (HTML font size 3) and a logo that’s 88 x 33 pixels or smaller in size
  • The credit or acknowledgement can’t contain promotional material and should only identify the service provided for the listing
  • The credit or acknowledgement should be only for the service being provided
  • The credit can’t flash, move, or be animated

Stores names or logos

Store names can’t be a web address, and the Store name or logo can’t include ‘.com’, ‘.net’, ‘.org’, ‘.edu’, or any variations like ‘_com” or ‘-com’

The above does not apply to Store names selected before July 1, 2004.

Store names or logos must also follow these guidelines:

  • The Store name or logo can’t include phone numbers, email addresses, or other contact information
  • The logo can’t flash, move, or be animated

Why does pay4gud have this policy?

By limiting links that direct customers off-pay4gud, we can deliver a better buying experience by:

  • Supporting a more secure marketplace
  • Making it easier for buyers to view all content at the time of purchase, including when buying on mobile devices

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