Wow… I can’t believe it. Is it because of Yahoo that Tumblr has gone crazy and at war with marketers – or are they just kissing Google’s butt and cleaning up to make them happy?

Either way – Tumblr is going down faster than I expected since finding out Yahoo bought them and have taken over. They are just too arrogant.

Why am I saying this?

I just found out earlier that my Tumblr account I use for my personal name and business was TERMINATED today. It was in no way spammy or even anything close to what they have accused me of.

It seems they think either I am using DECEPTIVE code or am an getting terminated for using the blog for “affiliate marketing”.

Geez – give me a break. Is affiliate marketing supposed to be evil or something?

When I contacted support and asked why my account was terminated they responded with this B.S. form response:

“Hello, We’ve terminated your Tumblr account for spam or affiliate marketing. Per the policies you agreed to when creating your account, Tumblr prohibits such activity. Don’t put deceptive links or dubious code in your posts. That includes using Javascript to inject unwanted ads in blogs, or embedding links to interstitial or pop-up ad services. Don’t use deceptive means to generate revenue or traffic, or create blogs with the primary purpose of affiliate marketing.”

I assure you I did not use any deceptive code – the blog was used to promote articles I have written and to entertain people who are into internet marketing. Since it was for business and my name brand I was very careful to make sure it offered value to people who visited.

Obviously they did not look at it – it was a good entertaining blog that offered value – unlike al ot of the spammy crap that has been on tumblr

If they did look at it and didn’t like marketing info graphics or motivational sayings – well they have some serious bad feelings towards marketers and that’s just plain evil.

It’s too bad – they turned into another WordPress, who also seems to have it out for people who make money online as marketers.

I really don’t get it – but have a feeling it has something to do with Google slapping them and asking them to make it harder on marketers. After all it was too easy to get good quality links and traffic from WordPress and Tumbr – so they better take it away from marketers.

Once again it makes it more clear than ever that you can’t rely on free hosted blogs or free hosting to use for anything that is permanent.

It’s just too risky because either the companies go out of business – delete your accounts or change what they’re doing and your hard work and published works are gone.

It’s a shame but when stuff like this happens it makes me feel even stronger about avoiding the free places to set up blogs and such. It’s too easy for the plug to be pulled.

Well – it’s a good thing I have lots of my linking done from the BU blogs so losing tumblr blog links should have little or no impact – but still – I hate to lose any work I have done just because someone else has the power to hurt me.

So – if you can – do more things where YOU have control over your linking and don’t trust that Google Yahoo or any of the giants are looking out for you.

Best wishes for your online success!

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