Haven't been online this weekend, so sorry for the delay in replying.
The Marketplace is for our members to help you find each other to buy things off or get help with business services etc. It's totally a service for the members and, as such, you guys can tell me what the rules are (within reason ) so that it's a facility that works for you.
Whilst we would appreciate links back to bubhub, we are most certainly not going to enforce that if it means that your anonymity on here is compromised.
So - no, you don't have to link back to here with the Marketplace badge on your blog if that will be a problem for you. You can't really put a badge on FB - all you can do on FB is put bubhub as one of your favourite pages. But again, you don't have to do that if it will cause you issues.
On a business course that I went on, one of the key messages was creating 'raving fans' where people love your service/products and they tell their friends about them. Sadly for us, many of our members like to be totally anonymous and DON'T want to tell their friends because bubhub is their sanctuary where they can share things that they don't want to family/friends to know about!!! We don't want you to lose that sanctuary - so, no, you don't have to link back. If you are able to help us in other ways - such as letting us know about events in your local area or a new parenting-related shop or service that's opened, then we'd appreciate that instead.
I'll reword some of the how to threads and pdf accordingly.
The marketplace is currently visible to everyone - including people who are NOT logged into the forum. Is that OK??