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My tumblr adventures 83000 followers

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by blackhatsufenta, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. blackhatsufenta

    blackhatsufenta Newbie

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    Hi guys. I ended up finding this community only after discovering a lot of the methods by myself.

    What I do:
    I run a series of (currently 60) adult tumlr blogs which cumulatively have around 83,000 followers. My most popular blog has 10,000 followers and it is very easy to 'spawn' more blogs as a result of this traffic. I am getting new followers at the rate of 3000 per day. Currently I'm able to attract these followers without spamming, although I was using scripts to like and follow about 2000 users per day (across 10 accounts) for a month or so to bootstrap into some traffic. I spend around 1-2 hrs a day maintaining these through i-macros scripts and javascript and am currently making 800 posts per day. I am advertising with juicy ads and earning about $14 per day, which will increase dramatically if I can sustain my current growth. I've noticed recently tumblr has disabled the ability to put juicy ads and plugrush ads into the html, although I haven't seen any official announcement from them about this. I would appreciate any creative ideas on how to monetize this traffic. Anyone have experience with imagetwist?

    I had a very successful corporate job and I decided a few months ago to get out of the rat race at the ripe age of 33. I'm excited to get back into programming - I'm trying to make it into a marginally profitable hobby. Two months ago I barely knew anything about html or javascript and I'm amazed at how powerful the i-macros tool is. 15 years ago I wrote a trojan keylogger in visual c++ 5.0 to spy on my girlfriends (ah, youthful indiscretions) but I haven't done anything with code professionally or privately in the last 10-15 years until very recently.

    There are some great posts here by people running tumblrs. There was one about a guy who claimed to have 10,000 tumblr accounts, which seems a bit impractical today who knows how far some people are able to push scalability.

    Anyway, at the rate I'm going I expect to double my traffic in the next month. If I grow linearly at my current rate I will be making $50k per year at this, but who knows what kind of unforeseen challenges and opportunities will come along in the mean time
     
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  2. srinu0812

    srinu0812 Supreme Member

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    Great Introduction. :)
    Welcome to BHW
     
  3. iPinner

    iPinner Senior Member Premium Member

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    You may find this thread useful
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    [URL]http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/547758-tumblr-blocking-juicyads-plugrush-ads.html[/URL]
     
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  4. GiorgioB

    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    Welcome, nice introduction, I'm sure you will find plenty of awesome tumblr related stuff here (I suggest - if you haven't done so yet - to check out the Tumblr bots shared for free here.. just type tumblr bot in the search function on your top left).
     
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  5. Boneless

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    carefull with tumblr i just had two blogs terminated (total 9k followers down the drain) for affiliate marketing/spam. Only links i placed were to my own tube site...
     
  6. Tier539

    Tier539 Newbie

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    Direct the traffic to an outside site you own. I experimented with ads directly on my Tumblr a ton, and they always ended up being banned. I now have around 20 tumblrs directing to an outside site making me around $8-9 a day, with no bans in around 5 months.
     
  7. astronaut23

    astronaut23 Junior Member

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    Welcome to the community :)

    For how long have you been running those blogs? People usually get their adult Tumblr accounts with advertisements terminated quickly. I had about 300 accounts banned since I started. That was when I was running ads on my Tumblr blogs. Now I just link the images on my Tumblr blogs to my own website with ads and get traffic that way.

    There are some bots out there that could help you out. I personally use PR Traffic Booster and it's a great software, although it has its flaws. There is one new bot that seems really powerful but I haven't actually seen it in action. It's called xTumble bot, you'll probably see it advertised in forum sigs :)
     
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  8. blackhatsufenta

    blackhatsufenta Newbie

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    My oldest blog was about 4 months old. Tumblr has since closed down almost all of my blogs. Fortunately i had started to migrate to a domain name so I threw up a site with 200k xhamster embeds real quick to try to capture some of the residual traffic. I'm still getting about 1000 uniques a day so its not a total loss, but still pretty devastating.

    I started a new thread under blogging called "When does auto-mation on tumblr become sp4m?" (take out the hyphen (-) and the 4 - the bhw moderator system doesn't like them) and there's already been some interesting discussion
     
  9. huser21

    huser21 Regular Member

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    How are you monetizing?
     
  10. zenoGlitch

    zenoGlitch Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    More than likely AdSense.
     
  11. blackhatsufenta

    blackhatsufenta Newbie

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    Monetizing with plugrush & juicy ads
     
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    safex Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Honestly, I made from tumblr Good amount too in past but by time I got few accounts banned and My focus on other things.
    But Your intro post is Good enough to make your enterance in BHW..Good To see another Tumblr Journal ..Try to hire a Programmer to code for you as your coding experience is 10-15 years old. So you can get things moving fast. As you yuorself a Good programmer in past So yuo can get Best out from some Coders.
     
  13. Glassy

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    Very cool share.

    If Tumblr is blocking you from using Juicy Ads and plugrush, how are you going to make your money with Tumblr?

    Also, where were you getting all of your content to post from, were you scraping it?
     
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    ch8878 Elite Member

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    Not a good idea pretty sure plugrush will ban your account they don't allow tumblr.
     
  15. tom.toykam

    tom.toykam Junior Member

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    Pretty impressive work!