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Tumblr Blog Ads a Nice Little Earner? Not Exactly.


The “Tumblr Dating Game” template has morphed into a new form of Tumblr spam called “Tumblr Tasks”. Spamlinks sent to users via their Ask Boxes look like this:

“Anonymous asked: have you made $$$ with tumblrtasks(.)com yet?? my bff just raked in 3k last month its crazy”

Visiting the link takes you to an advert landing page linked to an affiliate ID. The banner across the top claims that “You asked for the monetization of your blogs and we listened. While we await the finalization of contracts regarding the placement of ads on your blogs, we invite you to make money in the meantime by following these steps:

1. Fill out the form
2. Pay the $9.95 trial fee
3. Start earning money today”

Of course, adverts on Tumblr are a topical subject at the moment so it’s no wonder that someone would attempt to cash in on this particular angle. As before, it’s just an attempt to make some money from unsuspecting Tumblr users. Ignore the spam, and be mindful of the fact that this one will probably be back in an all new form sooner rather than later.

Christopher Boyd

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