Is Anyone Doing Affiliate Marketing in Tumblr?

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I was cruising along with 4 new Tumblr accounts about 2 months ago and WHAM. All of them got deleted because they were linking to my affiliate-promoting domains.

I now have 2 new accounts, they're not doing that, I'm just building followers, and I'm trying to make a master plan to get my affiliate business to "benefit" from Tumblr.

Any experience in this?
#affiliate #marketing #tumblr
  • Profile picture of the author salondemaria
    I would create a landing page that includes links to affiliate products, then link to that page instead of creating direct affiliate inks from Tumblr. Tumblr doesn't allow affiliate links.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brendan Mace
      Originally Posted by salondemaria View Post

      I would create a landing page that includes links to affiliate products, then link to that page instead of creating direct affiliate inks from Tumblr. Tumblr doesn't allow affiliate links.
      I think he's saying that his posts linked to a site (with affiliate links on it)

      ... Which means no actual affiliate links on his Tumblr blog.

      I'm surprised Tumblr would be this nit-picky. I've never had an account banned there. Tumblr must have considered it blatant self-promotion. Maybe try and link when it makes sense to do so, and adds a marginal amount of value (or convenience) to your Tumblr visitors.
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      • Profile picture of the author Murray777
        Yeah they don't like Affiliates using there website once they do they will ban you and you will never get it back.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cygnet Infotech
    Better you don't repeat the same mistake. Get a landing page and have all your products there instead of linking your domain directly to Tumblr.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    You'll find that with Tumblr. They're not affiliate-friendly. I honestly wouldn't waste your time with them.

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    • Profile picture of the author pertinax
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      Originally Posted by Get Rich Methods View Post

      You'll find that with Tumblr. They're not affiliate-friendly. I honestly wouldn't waste your time with them.

      Tom
      No social media site is "affiliate-friendly".They are all "advertiser-friendly"....
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  • Depending on your niche you could test building a list. Send them to a landing page with a email optin and promote your affiliate offers via email
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  • Profile picture of the author User-Name
    I had never heard of that before
    What were others in your niche doing? If you were using tumblr for some time you would know?
    I promoted a company on there just linking to its own products.
    Sounds like a lead page is required
    Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author AravGupta
    I dont think Tumblr is a good traffic source for promoting affiliate products as the userbase on Tumblr is more geared towards people who are not willing to shell out money(they are mainly freebie seekers) but yes you could succeed by promoting email submits but again if the network comes to know that the traffic source is tumblr then you might get kicked out from the network.
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    • Profile picture of the author CashAdsLLC
      Originally Posted by AravGupta View Post

      I dont think Tumblr is a good traffic source for promoting affiliate products as the userbase on Tumblr is more geared towards people who are not willing to shell out money(they are mainly freebie seekers) but yes you could succeed by promoting email submits but again if the network comes to know that the traffic source is tumblr then you might get kicked out from the network.
      Tumblr is actually a great additional traffic source. As long as you know the demo of Tumblr users, you can drive a lot of free traffic. We've seen success with email submits, and gaming mostly. Freebies also work. Anything as you suggested where people don't have to shell out any money can work. Tumblr is usually accepted as long as you're driving traffic to your own lander and not placing affiliate links on your Tumblr page. Even when we've stopped campaigns, we notice that Tumblr traffic still trickles in several days after. As long as you stay active, posting, following etc, then you should see some decent traffic flow.
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