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Wordpress.com - Fast Affiliate Blog Idea - Help!

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Micallef, May 12, 2009.

  1. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I could really use some help with this!

    Foreword:

    "why the hell would anyone use wordpress.com?". Here's why: Google indexes your blog in a couple of hours, and you get massive link juice from wordpress.com.

    Here's the story so far:

    A month ago I made a wordpress.com blog with 1 article and an affiliate link. It's been getting a nice amount of clicks without much work, no problem.

    Then I had an idea: I made 12 more blogs with wordpress.com - from separate gmail accounts of course. Each one took an hour to make. I used addresses like h t t p : / / 4inkjetsreview wordpress . com, and posted 1 long original high quality product review with an affiliate link on each.

    Over the course of 48 hours, I got the best and fastest click through rates I have ever had. For example, my 4inkjets page got 21 impressions and 16 affiliate clicks just 5 hours after I put it up!

    But, as i'm sure the more experienced of you will have anticipated, they've started to get taken down - 7 in the last 24 hours. They're going down in chronological order, which suggests it's an algorithmic process. I've got 5 blogs left, they're performing great and I want to save them!

    My question:

    Does anyone know exactly how wordpress goes about weeding out affiliate blogs?

    Is there a procedure I could follow to avoid getting the blogs taken down, such as using a proxy, waiting a day between making blogs, cloaking links etc.

    I know its possible because my original affiliate blog has been up for a month.

    I would really appreciate some help with this, thanks for reading.
     
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  3. XRay

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    http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    Per their TOS, you can create how-to, tips and reviews blogs, but the content needs to be your own. You can link to Amazon from your review blog and not be considered an affiliate marketing blog.

    If you don't want to go theat route, you could include a very "discreet" ;) link in some sidebar text. I did this with one WP.com music downloads blog I created - I reviewed the product and added in some text in the sidebar about why I was searching for this type of product. The blog stayed up for about a year before they deleted it.

    I hope this helps you.