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Blogpros Review

The below blog post was originally written in June 2019. When I first signed up for Blogpros.com I could not find a single review of Blogpros online which is why I felt I needed to write one. Here’s what happened to me…

My blog post from June 2019

Looking for a way to Promote my Blog

Blogging is new to me and it’s actually been quite a steep learning curve. I love skincare and makeup and thought it would be a great way to share this hobby with others as well as meet like-minded people. I didn’t realise how many challenges there would be, and the first major stressful challenge happened this morning. I had been doing research earlier in the week on ways to promote my blog, get noticed more and interact with more followers. I found a website online called BlogPros.com. They claim to connect with people on social media and share your blog posts as well as get real people to view your posts and share them. I did some research online to look for any Blogpros review, but couldn’t find anything. I decided to try out their 30 day free trial as I thought I had nothing to loose. I signed up and waited 3 days (even though their website says they approve applications within 48 hours).

I Signed up to Blogpros

This morning I received an email to welcome me as a new customer and tell me that they were already promoting my last blog post. I felt excited and logged onto my dashboard to see what was happening. It came up straight away to tell me that I had 43 likes on Facebook. What on earth did this mean? I went onto Facebook but I couldn’t find my blog anywhere in any search results. I emailed the company and asked them what it meant and where they were posting my blog. I knew something wasn’t right because I get most of my traffic from Facebook and when I post links to my blog on my Facebook page I get traffic to my website almost immediately. I know this because I have the Wix app on my phone and it alerts me every time someone is on my page and also tells me how many people are on the site at one time. BlogPros were telling me my blog had 43 likes and yet I hadn’t had a single visitor all day. I knew something was not right and I didn’t like the layout on their account page which gave no information whatsoever about what was going on. I emailed them again and asked them to completely delete my account and billing information. I then went onto Facebook to pay for a Facebook ad campaign instead. It was then that I realised the damage that BlogPros had done to my blog.

Blocked on Facebook by Blogpros

Facebook had blocked my website as spam as BlogPros had just been spamming people constantly and making it look like the spam was coming from my blog! I went onto my Facebook page and saw that every single one of my posts were gone. It was no wonder I hadn’t had a single visitor all day. I emailed BlogPros again and asked them to stop whatever they were doing with my blog. I haven’t heard back from them at all. I also noticed that whilst BlogPro.com has managed to get MY blog banned on Facebook, their own website is not banned!!! I have resorted to removing my domain from my website and registering a completely new domain. I feel so annoyed that I’m going to have to start again and wish now I had spoken to some more experienced bloggers who might have been able to warn me about this! I guess now I have learned a lesson that these companies who claim to promote your blog are actually not what they seem. I really hope I can help other bloggers who are starting out so they don’t go on to make the same mistakes as me! If you don’t want to get blocked on Facebook and Instagram do not use blogpros.com.

Update November 2019 – still blocked on Facebook and Instagram

It’s now six months since I first joined Blogpros.com. I completely stopped blogging when this first happened and after about a month my website was no longer blocked on Facebook. Unfortunately whenever I post a new blog post within a day my website is again blocked on Instagram and Facebook and Blogpros.com seem to still be referring my website. I know this because Blogpros.com has come up on my Google Analytics as a “referrer”. I contacted the company again and this time they did respond straight away unlike last time when there was no answer for two weeks. They just said they are no longer promoting my site. I have received no help whatsoever on how to stop them from picking up my RSS feed whenever I post a blog update and then sending spam. I have installed WordFence to see if this will work in blocking Blogpros. I will post an update if it does.

Writing bad reviews

I don’t like writing bad reviews but this experience has been so terrible for me and so frustrating that I cannot post on social media. It means it’s impossible for me to share my blog posts with friends and family on Facebook. I am also suspicious at the lack of reviews of this website online which is why I felt I had to write a Blogpros review to help stop this from happening to someone else.

If the owner of Blogpros.com would like to comment below on how to resolve this issue then I would welcome his comments and views if he is able to fix this situation.

Blogpros Review – Do you have a story?

If anyone else has any advice about how to block websites such as Blogpros from spamming your website please comment below. I am also surprised that no one else has done a review of Blogpros before now.

Blogpros Review: Update January 2020

It’s now 9 months since I joined Blogpros and my website is still blocked on Facebook. I have lost so much traffic to my website because of this and also am unable to share my posts with friends and family who use social media.

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Olivia Herlihy

Olivia is the owner of UK Beauty Room and founder three other successful websites. She gained an online following after creating a natural haircare routine which completely transformed her hair. Olivia has since written an eBook on Ayurvedic hair care to help others use the same formula to improve their own hair.

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16 Comments

  1. January 22, 2020 / 4:19 am

    Iโ€™m so sorry that happened to you! And good for you for not only sharing your story to help other bloggers but for keeping on blogging. Canโ€™t let the baddies of the world hold you down!

    Facebook had blocked my URL stating that it went against their community guidelines and I was able to pay someone on fiverr to fix it… may be worth looking into.

    Keep your head up ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. February 6, 2020 / 4:45 pm

    Thank you so much for putting this review out there. We are just starting off with our blog and trying to get more traffic and I found blogpros.com and was just about to sign-up when something told me to go and look for reviews first. I am so sorry that you ran into issues with Facebook and Instagram, that would be devastating. Again, thank you for posting this. You have saved us from a huge mistake.

    • February 9, 2020 / 9:04 pm

      I’m a new travel blog and had the same temptation! Sounded too good to be true I’m glad I found your review!

  3. March 5, 2020 / 7:38 pm

    Thank you for sharing this, I was looking around for reviews on Blogpros as well, almost signed up.That’s horrible how they managed to get you blocked for spamming your blog, hoping you’ll be able to get that resolved soon.

  4. April 11, 2020 / 9:06 pm

    I just joined BlogPros and today did some searches like you did for my blog posts and nothing found. I better cancel my account. Thanks

    • April 11, 2020 / 9:33 pm

      Hi Steven, let me know if you have any problems. Facebook finally unblocked me on 23 March this year so I’m finally getting traffic again from Facebook and Instagram. Joining Blogpros was the biggest mistake I’ve made since starting my blog! I hope everything goes ok for you! Olivia

      • John
        May 23, 2020 / 6:22 am

        I just signed up and want to cancel my subscription so I sent them an email and a Facebook message. Now they don’t respond… I hope they cancel my account quick.

  5. Deb
    May 19, 2020 / 11:11 am

    Thank GOD I found this post. I was looking at the BlogPros website and almost signed up for the free trial, but thought I should poke around for reviews first ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ I wonโ€™t be signing up with them ๐Ÿ˜Š

  6. May 21, 2020 / 9:10 pm

    Thank you for your review, it helped us a lot.

  7. May 23, 2020 / 2:52 pm

    I was using the free trial of blogpros and ended up having my blog banned on Facebook as well. I didn’t make the connection until now. Glad I didn’t pay for anything.

  8. Jarvis
    June 5, 2020 / 1:23 pm

    This post is still WORKING!! Thnx!! for the info. I was Google searching to check out this ‘too-good-to-be-true’ service and GLAD I found this article. Much Appreciated.

  9. Brian
    August 11, 2020 / 9:25 pm

    How did you get reinstated by Pinterest? I haven’t been so fortunate! Any advice is appreciated!

  10. Amy
    October 15, 2020 / 1:10 am

    Hi Olivia!

    Can I ask you how long did it take for the company to get back to you regarding the cancellation of your account? I stupidly signed up for the free trial then changed my mind a few days later but after sending 3 emails, messaging them on Facebook, and Twitter, I have gotten no response. I’m concerned they will begin to charge me the ยฃ27/m at the end of the free trial even though I asked them to cancel my account.

    • Olivia Herlihy
      Author
      October 29, 2020 / 3:13 pm

      Hi Amy, The company never got back to me. I ended up cancelling my credit card before they could charge me. ๐Ÿ™

  11. April 18, 2021 / 9:39 am

    I’m so happy that I find this post me and my partner was thinking about signing up to promote a blog with them thank God for your post I’m not going to sign up

  12. September 19, 2021 / 11:37 am

    I checked out their site and it seemed promising but Iโ€™m glad I didnโ€™t sign up! Thanks for the review

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