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My plan for monetizing nsfw tumblr

Discussion in 'Tumblr' started by larpish, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. larpish

    larpish Newbie

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    I have a porn blog on tumblr that is now approaching 10k followers. I planning to do a money site with slightly different content and do do a sitewide link to it from the tumblr blog, as well as a few posts to promote specific content.

    I'm pretty confident this won't agitate the tumblr mods too bad, since the only type of "ads" I'll use is affiliate text-links within the posts on the money-site. I know "you always get banned from tumblr eventually", but I believe this setup will pass a manual inspection.

    However, in the future, I'd like to make a bunch of bot-accounts, that will have a much higher risk of getting banned. If I let them post the link to my money site, I might get the domain itself banned, so I need to figure out a way around that. Some options I can think of:

    1 Only reblog the links I have posted with the main account
    2 Use link shorteners
    3 Get more domains and do some kind of redirect
    4 Just do separate moneysites for the bot accounts to promote and send some of that traffic to the main site

    Option 1 and 4 seems like the safer options. 2 might be safer than 3, since tumblr should be aware of how most link shorteners work, and they might set of flags just by being link shorteners.

    I'd like to hear you opinions, both on the "whitehat" and the "blackhat" parts of the plan.
     
  2. CazuaL

    CazuaL Elite Member

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    People have been doing it for years, it's nothing new. Tumblr don't like any kind of links.
    Your best bet is to watermark the images with your site URL.
     
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  3. peorthyr

    peorthyr Newbie

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    In case you are interested, I've developed a simple script that posts a random image, from a random directory on tumblr.
    the script must been executed via browser (or chron) and for each directory given you can specify a tags.txt file and a captions.txt file, captions are taken randomly too.
    I've developed this for a friend who is just doing something really similar to what you are planning, with some tiny result, this script will help him to get the folowers dashboard with his entries also when the queue is paused, he just visit the script page and he know that something from his "library" is posted.
    I can't post links so the fast way si to pm me for info, otherwise feel free to search for "matteo bononi tumblr" on google, it should appear in serp... hopefully :D
     
  4. larpish

    larpish Newbie

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    Sounds kind of like what I already do with ifttt and dropbox, except I add most tags manually (using xkit). Though, if your script can add a random caption from a list, I'd be very interested, since I ifttt is one caption per folder/action. Can't post private messages either, but found the site and will probably look into in when I've bought hosting for the site (I need to create a bit of content first though). Thanks a lot.
     
  5. larpish

    larpish Newbie

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    I've been reading here for six months, and I mostly see people with 10+ accounts complaining. With one account, I can go through whatever appeal-process they have, and since the "moneysite" is not a shitty autoblog with popups and flashing banners, I might stand a chance.

    Watermarking is frowned upon by the affiliates, so I don't really want to post thousands of pictures with their content and my watermark all over the internet. Since I will have to give them my personal info, that concert takes a bit of priority.