I only recently started a website within the last 6 months. Needless to say, I’m still learning daily. In an effort to drum up traffic I began searching the web. I read post after post of tips and suggestions from veteran bloggers. Many were and still are very helpful. Most explain the same methods for success. This one day I wasn’t looking for tips, I was searching for something of substance and action that was legit to help me get traffic immediately.
After searching I come across a site called Blogpros. It offered a free months trial and claimed to increase traffic significantly. I used a debit card to make sure if they tried some sort of fraud that they couldn’t get much. My site being new, I gambled that I wasn’t going to get scammed in anyway.
As my free month of blogpros got underway I was astonished. This was great! They were promoting my posts and showing me exactly where the traffic was coming from. I was thinking that I just had to have this. By the end of the month my traffic was up almost 400%.
As my free trial was coming into it’s final week, I was ready to pay for blogpros to promote my site. Still I wanted to do a little research first. Mostly to confirm that I was making the right choice. There wasn’t much to research. Mostly I noticed people were as estatic over this service as I was. I came across one or two negative reviews and chalked them up as haters.
What happened to my Facebook page?
During the period of elation i experienced towards the promotion blogpros was providing me, one thing was bothering me. I would still manually promote to Twitter, Facebook, etc. The problem came with Facebook. They were blocking my posts. I researched this and came to the belief that I was over posting my content leading me to be viewed as spam and blocked. Although not being able to post to Facebook was troublesome to me atleast blogpros had it covered.
Time to give Blogpros my money?
It was settled I purchased another debit card with the sole intention of giving it to blogpros! “Hold on” my conscience said at literally the last second as I was about to enter my Visa card numbers into their site. Research it one more time. I admit I was hesitant towards myself, but gave in anyway.
My final findings
As my final quest to gain knowledge on this promotional marketing company began, I once again couldn’t find much. Once more people without much knowledge saying how great it was. This was the most prevalent review. So I dug deeper then deeper still. Not much at all really on reviews or knowledgeable information. After a couple hours I started picking up on a theme however. It was don’t, no, stop immediately.
I began reading reviews where people said blogpros ruined there entire website and they were banned from posting on Facebook because of blogpros. Stating that Blogpros spams these social media sites to get you your traffic. People were saying they’re sites were ruined permanently.
It had been almost a week at this point since my trial month ran out, so I tried to post to Facebook and I was no longer banned. It was like many others said Blogpros got me banned. I’m not sure if it is as dire as some claimed to their site’s longevity or not. What I do know is when I got rid of Blogpros, Facebook no longer blocked me. One more very important fact I realized lately is in the over 1,000 hits that Blogpros was responsible for on my site, I did not receive one like. Not a single person subscribed to my site or even commented on anything at all, ever. Maybe I think I’m a better writer than I actually am, but come on.