Monday, 3 March 2008

Why I removed WidgetBucks from my blogs

I recently found out about WidgetBucks on the great ProBlogger site here and thought I'd give it a try. I used one main ad and selected the "Digital Cameras" category. Being in Australia, I have never actually seen one of these ads on my blogs. A few days ago one of my readers sent the email below. I submitted a support request/complaint to WidgetBucks but have not heard back from them yet. I'm so upset about this because I specifically say on my digifree blog that I won't list blogs that have adult content. So I have removed all the references to WidgetBucks from both my blogs.

like you I added ads from widgetbucks, a good idea to make a little bit of money. But - as I soon discovered they display these ads (the pictures I added to this email from your blog (I was looking for your email) and from your Digifree-site) and I just wanted you to know what we here in sweden can see.
If that is okey with you it's fine, I just wasn't sure you knew...

I wrote to widgetbucks to ask if this is something they approve of but they haven't answered yet. I removed the ads from my blog I can add as I don't think it looks very good to have there...

Well, I just wanted to let you know as you might not see this in Australia.

Thank you for a perfect way to feature freebies - you are doing a great job!

11 comments:

Art Mama said...

You were right to do that, those ads were totally inappropriate for your beautiful blog.

Kind regards
Julianne from New Zealand
aka ArtMama
8wordmission.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Kudos to you!! I have much respect for you for taking a stand against promoting something which you don't believe it. Just yet ANOTHER reason why your blog is so awesome!

Becky

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking this stand. I haven't seen any inappropriate content (I'm in Ireland) but I regularly have little people looking on as I scroll through the list so I appreciate your removing the ads.

Futuristics said...

NICE Blog :)

LouCeeCreations said...

Well done you for standing up to what you believe in... your blogs are fab btw
hugs

Tammy aka bunchie said...

So sorry to hear about Max. I lost my furbaby Destiny a few years ago and it tkaes the breath out of you for awhile. I still miss and think of her daily. God be with you. Didn't know where else to put this as I saw no email link but know you will get it this way too and don't have to list it.

Vanessa said...

Thank you for the heads up on this company. Scrapbooking is a family orientated art form and any company linking to adult content should state that they do that.

Well done for removing it.

Love your blog site by the way.

Vanessa
http://memories01.wordpress.com

Renee & Matt said...

Thanks so much for taking those ads off! We are trying hard to keep our web viewing free of anything we wouldn't want children to see, and I think that you are doing a great job of making a statement for people around the world by eliminating such ads from your site.

mikelinz said...

Hi Maria
There is a group of us organising a Charity kit in aid of the bushfire victims and we have been trying to contact you to see if you would be wiling to advertise our kit on your digifree because you have so much traffic... and because you are a fellow Aussie. You are a hard person to get hold of, so i have put this note here. Kit should be out in the next day or two, just need to publicise it. Will you help us? thanks Lindsay mikelinz@gmail.com

TragedyScrapinAnne said...

I stopped looking for freebies on your site awhile ago, I was sicken to see so MANY blogs with adult contents mainly all tagger designers.

Hoping not to see any more now, woohooo....thanks

Anonymous said...

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I hate this blog and each day its on your list...