Tumblr account got suspended

by Na-san
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Hi,

About a week ago my tumblr account was suspended. When I contacted them for the reason, they said that they do not allow keyword marketing or affiliate marketing.


Wonder if any of you had the same experience as it is interruptive to what I have spent effort and time to build

Thanks!
#account #suspended #tumblr
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      • Profile picture of the author terrapurus
        Originally Posted by Paul Barrs View Post

        Then I hope you're not just doing the same thing over again - that would be called 'dumb marketing'.

        - Paul
        No ... the really dumb thing is doing it and then letting people know on a public forum ...

        C class IP ban on user at Tumblr in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ....
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        • Profile picture of the author tjaysen70
          Originally Posted by terrapurus View Post

          No ... the really dumb thing is doing it and then letting people know on a public forum ...

          C class IP ban on user at Tumblr in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ....

          amen brotha! Yeah everything online is traced and if you have affiliate links it's so easy for them to ban you. If your content looks and smells like spam, you will be banned.
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    you need to cloak your affiliate links better
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  • Profile picture of the author tyroneshum
    I would suggest not doing affiliate marketing on these status social websites. Better have it on Hubpages and share it over Twitter for instance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lynette Crase
    Why not get your own site and use these sites like Tumblr for backlinks. Respect the sites like Tumblr by not putting affiliate links on them, link back to your own site where you can have the affiliate links.

    Just a suggestion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomwood
    It's just a waste of time putting links to affiliate products on sites like this use them to get backlinks for sites or even your articles
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  • Profile picture of the author Prometea
    Hope it's OK that I bring this thread up, but I was wondering how the account got supsended when some of the highly "popular" blogs on tumblr have ads integrated all over and still aren't suspended?

    This for instance. Highly NSFW!
    art-or-porn.com

    I mean, there are ads all over and I think the blog is now online for 2-3 years. So what made them delete your account and not theirs? Or is he using a different advertising method?
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  • Profile picture of the author make money 100
    i had never heard of this Tumblr ban before till i read this thread i am pretty sure this is only applies to affiliate links i hope
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    • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
      Originally Posted by make money 100 View Post

      i had never heard of this Tumblr ban before till i read this thread i am pretty sure this is only applies to affiliate links i hope
      No they have been known to suspend accounts pointing to quality websites also.
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      • Profile picture of the author mikeink
        We all read the complete terms and conditions don't we?
        We all read all the FAQ's don't we?

        How many times have we all signed a new contract, or signed up for something and found out it was not as we thought what it was.

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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Originally Posted by LilBlackDress View Post

          No they have been known to suspend accounts pointing to quality websites also.
          If they're like other platforms, it may not be the destination that's the problem (other than the obvious TOS violations). Sometimes it's the way it's linked. The OP mentioned 'keyword marketing' along with affiliate marketing, and many of the subsequent posts mention using tumblr for backlinks. Think there might be a connection?

          If the content the OP put their time/work into was obviously made just for generating keyword backlinks, it's no wonder they got kicked to the curb.

          The appearance of randomness often just means that some type of software filter saw a pattern that you don't. The 'offending' account wasn't trying to do anything shady, but happened to do something that resembled the footprint of those who were.

          It's like I say..."You may not be a duck, but if you fly with the flock eventually you're going to get shot at."
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    My account got suspended too. Any you guys have solution for this?

    Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author feliciayapsl
    If you can't appeal, then forget about Tumblr & move on. There are other web 2.0 properties you can use for affiliate marketing like Squidoo, Hubpages, article directories, etc.

    Alternatively, you can buy your own domain & build Wordpress sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Seth Bias
    As Felicia said just get over it and go to the 100s of other web 2.0s out there and get back to work. Even though this was posted a year ago LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author srizer
      Hi

      Can any one share recent web2.0 site list which allow affilate links
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  • Profile picture of the author ServerBite
    I had trouble with a establishing a Tumblr account yesterday, but I think that had more to do with me giving the wrong email address and now all I get is a "Not Found".
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  • Profile picture of the author spycraft
    I find that if you only have 1 link in your blog it's fine. If you make 2 or more, they ban the blog and the account. Was that the case?
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  • Profile picture of the author socialhydra
    Originally Posted by Na-san View Post

    Hi,

    About a week ago my tumblr account was suspended. When I contacted them for the reason, they said that they do not allow keyword marketing or affiliate marketing.


    Wonder if any of you had the same experience as it is interruptive to what I have spent effort and time to build

    Thanks!
    Did you read Tumblr's rules before doing that? To avoid your account from being banned.
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    A description of tumblr from google:

    A feature rich and free blog hosting platform offering professional and fully customizable templates, bookmarklets, photos, mobile apps, and social network ...
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    • Profile picture of the author Toby A
      Hi folks,

      I too had my Tumblr account suspended.

      I had no links pointing from my Tumblr blog directly to my money site (except for the option to add my own custom URL, for "liking" other Tumblr posts).

      In fact, on one of my Tumblr accounts, I only "liked" two other Tumblr posts (in an attempt to get high power backlinks of course), one was a PR6 and the other a PR7... and this alone was enough to get me banned.

      Another problem with Tumblr:
      Every time I have tried to customize my account appearance using one of their Free Themes, even tho I click on "save" etc. it doesn't seem to stick.

      The only thing I seem to be able to change is the title... replacing the "Untitled" with something else.

      I have now tried this on Safari and Firefox, on both Mac and PC... No joy!!! :confused:

      I appreciate that Tumblr will most likely want people to add content and therefore value to it's user accounts, instead of "just" using it's services to get High PageRank backlinks... but, if you can't even customize the appearance, they aren't making it very easy for us.

      - Anyone else experience this problem? - please let me know how you got round it.

      Thank you for reading *
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      • Profile picture of the author atwellpub
        It's annoying. I'm having to use IE. Now I'm using ifftt.com to hook in my g+ posts to tumblr. Is it easy to naturally gain tumblr followers or do I have to get out there and grind?
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    it will be good for you if you will read faq page and do as they are saying
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    Delete your Keyword targeting tumblr blog post and contact tumblr support to get acitvate your tumblr.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThreeHammers
      You can put affiliate links on Tumblr, but it has to be in a non-spammy way. If all your posts are built to make people buy something, I bet you'll get kicked in no time. If you put the time and efforts to build a crowd that is interested in whatever you share with them, there will be no problems placing an affiliate link that is related to something that provides genuine value to your audience.
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    Tumir is very best to get back links to your blog. Use this site to build traffic on your website or blog.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

      Why do people resurrect threads like this, it's a waste of time.
      Normally to spam something, when they've found the thread through a search engine because they were looking for something related to drop in their spam. But then before the moderators have a chance to delete it, two or three others, not noticing the date of the OP, add replies on. I don't know who did what, in this instance - I'm "just saying": that's normally how it happens. Not all that easy to avoid it altogether, really. :p

      Still, no harm done, this time: it's always a good reminder for people not to depend on these services on which you can never own or control "your" pages and will permanently be at someone else's mercy, idiosyncratic interpretations of changeable TOS, and so on.
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