Anybody taking part in the 30 day Challenge last year will be well informed on the problems experienced when using Tumblr! They deleted the accounts of 30dcers by the thousand accusing users of spamming. For those who don’t know about the challenge click here
Last year participants were encouraged to use Tumblr as a platform to promote their chosen niches. Now some people took this too far and put up blatant spam type sites. The owner of Tumblr quite rightly suspended their accounts, however he took it a stage further and suspended thousands of non spam sites as well! It caused uproar on the forum boards of the 30dc I can tell you.
Some were lucky and managed to scrape through the mess, not me I hasten to add!
Anyway I fully expected the crew at the 30dc to steer well clear of Tumblr this year but they haven’t!
I fear that unfortunately the same is beginning to happen again there really is a NO TOLERANCE attitude over at tumblr. Sites are being suspended as I speak!
So just be aware that if you spend time, and lets face it that is really all you will lose, you may well have wasted it if Tumblr carry on as they did last year!
After a 30dc emailed to ask their intentions this year their response was this …
“Hi, xyz. We do not allow affiliate marketing of any kind on Tumblr. This includes not allowing 30 Day Challenge type activity. If you use Tumblr for affiliate marketing, it will be suspended. Thanks for checking”
On asking for clarity they were told “Hi, xyz. If you stick to writing original content without linking to a commercial site or a commercial blog in your posts, you should be fine. Just don’t cross into affiliate marketing.
So you may need to be inventive to get traffic from Tumblr without getting suspended! Personally I would invest my time in other platforms the guy over at Tumblr can be very fickle indeed! I read some of his comments about the 30dc on other forums he does not like the challenge at!