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This Medium News About Referrals Is Shocking

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and explains why you don’t have more referred members.

Within the last past weeks, several new writers wanted to become my referred members — but couldn’t.

They left me angry and frustrated emails saying they wanted to help me but now they were mad.

What happened?

They clicked on my referral links at the bottom of my articles…

screenshot by Kristins God

… but couldn’t reach my membership page.

🚧Why not?

Medium shared with me the harsh truth:

Right now, readers can access your referral page through web-based browsers.

It is not available via mobile apps.

🚦What does this mean?

  • 50% of Medium’s readers are mobile users.
  • Hence, 50% can’t click on the link — except they use a browser!

👉You need to embed the link instead of linking the text.


  • Click on the plus button.
  • Click on the embed button.

Here’s the box you need to be successful🚀:


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