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10 Quick Tumblr Tips and How Not To Get Banned So fast

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by CEPI, May 20, 2013.

  1. CEPI

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    As many of you know I have created and even given away some Tumblr blogs on here and I have never even used a proxy to set them up or post on them. Here are some tips I have found out over the times that will make it easier for you to create them and not be banned.


    1. Always use an email address that makes some kind of sense and verify it immediately. So for example use a "firstname.lastname(at)gmail(dot)com instead of ghfyrnsi763500(at)hotmail(dot)com. Also be sure to login and verify that email address as soon as possible.
    2. Always use a "non default" Tumblr theme. I know it takes some time to go pick a new theme, but it is worth it to do.
    3. Make a custom banner header and upload it while installing the new theme
    4. Always go to your settings and check mark to "allow questions, allow anonymous question" and also set your timezone to your traffic audience, and check mark to allow submissions.
    5. After you check mark to allow questions, you usually receive an automated question from the Tumblr Staff Bot. Answer the question with something funny and "reply as private"
    6. BIG ONE: UNFOLLOW THE TUMBLR STAFF BLOG THAT EACH NEW BLOG AUTOMATICALLY FOLLOWS.
    7. Don't put any advertisements, or ads of any kind within the posts until it has run pics or posts for a week or you reach 100+ followers... whicever comes first. Try to go 7-10 days before throwing ads on there, exercise some patience.
    8. You can also set up secondary blogs within the same account. It is a little harder to get them to work with automation software, but it prevents you from having to create so many primary blogs that require new email addresses, etc. If you don't know how to create a tumblr secondary blog under your primary account. please look it up on google or search the tumblr help section.
    9. Please keep in mind that now that Yahoo! owns Tumblr they have had discussions making a strong push to rid the website of all penetration, xx, and hardcore sex blogs. For the time being they are just not allowing them to index in G-searches, but they are actively seeking for any slip up on TOS to block you if you own an adult blog. If you are thinking of CREATING an adult blog... don't bother. They get low traffic, they are saturated, they get banned and de-indexed immediately.
    10. Regarding the above about Yahoo! now owning Tumblr, it is a good time to register some mundane tumblr names. Most people go for really sexy names on tumblr and try to make the blogs very hot and sexy and attractive visually, however with Yahoo! running it now it is a good idea to get some "keyword" blogs and start article writing, etc. Even things like "AcneTips(dot)tumblr(dot)com and other simple blog names.

    All in all with new ownership at the helm you just need to make sure you are doing things in a more "human" manner. Automation is becoming more difficult, but even manual set up of the steps above only takes 10 minutes to set up. You could set up 20 in a day if you wanted if you do it right, take them slow and just follow the TOS.

    Hope this helps some of you!
     
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  2. twittertweak

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    Number 6 for sure lol, otherwise you probably won't get too far, and I'm not sure what Yahoo means for Tumblr, could be a good chance to gain some ground though
     
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    Very informative! :)
    So nice of you for the share!
     
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    Excellent tip specially for numbers 5, 6 and 8. It will make tumblr account last longer.

    I just hope that Yahoo does not screw Tumblr

    Thanks.
     
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  6. CEPI

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    I just read that according to Yahoo! estimates that 16.6% of all Tumblr Blogs are Adult related and that 22% of links coming into Tumblr are referred from Adult sites. As you can see that's pretty saturated and that's a big chunk that they are just not going to allow to have their name on. Especially with a female CEO.

    Glad you all find the tips useful.
     
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    thank you for sharing. big help.. :D
     
  8. W9go

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    thanks

    but why you have to unfollow the tumblr stuff ???
     
  9. CEPI

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    Unfollow the tumblr STAFF, not stuff. You don't want to follow the Tumblr Company blog for any reason. All they have to do is randomly scan their followers for keywords and tags.. make it a little harder for them. They have better internal search systems than they let the public to have obviously. ;)
     
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    You really think they are only scan ther followers ??????
     
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    I usually slap ads on at the beginning. Maybe I'll try your method.. And 'acnetips', tumblrs with 'tips' at the end is a great idea. I'm already thinking of the possibilities :)
     
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    Unfollowing the tumblr staff is a big one for sure. Also, making the blog titles and descriptions unique helps too.
     
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    Interesting theory, I'm not discounting it, but i'm also not convinced that un-following the staff has anything to do with the metrics they pull on there data at all. Have you split test this to some success with this as the only changed variable?

    If you really want to get insight into the kind of tools, metrics, and base algorithms tumblr is using, then google "weka". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weka_(machine_learning) The part about being more human is the best advice anyone can take. Tumblr has massive amounts of data and can easily visualize normal user activity and automatically dump accounts radically outside of these parameters with ease.