TNX - not as good as advertised

TNX - not as good as advertised

I have talked about TNX before in what it seemed like a praise of them. Its been six months already since I first tried them out and I have used them extensively all this period and I have drawn some conclusions which I would like to share with you guys.

The system in theory is pretty effective but in practice it has many pitfalls. First of all for those that don't know TNX let me just say its an easy way to get one way backlinks to your site. Of course there is a price to pay for this. You create your ad campaign, you choose what types of sites you want it appearing on and then you can potentially get thousands of backlinks withing days. So far so good.

In my experiments with TNX this my conclusions:

Not clear backlink benefits

I have tried to get links from relevant sites (chose themes/categories specific to my site's theme) in order to get the maximum benefit. After trying it for 6 months its still not clear to me if there were ANY benefits with ANY of the ad campaigns that I did. I am not drawing a definite conclusion here since this was not a controlled experiment and I was actually trying to get cheap links from PR0 pages. Thus, other people might have actually got good results with TNX and high PR links.

Google can probably detect irrelevant links

I have also tried selling links through this system. I tried this with one site on which I had it on for about 2 months. The links that were appearing on the ad spaces were more often than not irrelevant (not same category as my site). Google probably took notice of those links and penalized my site with PR drop from 4 to 0. But that had also a snowball effect on the money that I was getting for each link sold on the site. PR4 links were worth more than the PR0 links. Thus I decided to stop selling links using TNX. Another side effect of this drop was the unwillingness of other webmasters of exchanging links with me (because of the PR0).
If the system would not allow links to irrelevant sites than this probably would have been avoided and maybe this is something that the developers of TNX should take into consideration for their next update.

You could be charged for links dropped

I recently was doing a back check on some of the links that I "gained" 3 months ago and discovered that most of them were reported "by the system" as "NOT FOUND". After a brief discussion with the support of TNX I realized that EVERYONE has to manually visit each campaign and DELETE the links that are reported "NOT FOUND". Here is the part of the relevant discussion.


Why am I being charged for links

Date: 2008-06-27 23:39:17
Name: Giorgos Kontopoulos

Message:

that don't exist !!!
This is ridiculous

I just checked today for the first time and

most of the links Even your system concludes "not found"

Almost 90% of the links are "NOT FOUND"

EVEN when I go and check and there are no links there !!

What I conclude is that for 3 months now I am paying
for NON existent links

I demand this issue be resolved,
And I demand half of the link sales (at least)
to be credited back to my account

I am seriously thinking of refunding the money
and leaving from this network

Seriously disappointed
Giorgos Kontopoulos

Date: 2008-06-28 03:59:24
Name: Alex

Message:

Dear Giorgos,

You are more than welcome to delete any link that has a "Not found"
status and get a full refund of points spent to cover its cost.
It does not matter when the link is deleted, as long as it has a
"Not found"status, you are entitled to a full refund of your points.

>>I am seriously thinking of refunding the money and leaving from
this network

I think you just need to ask more questions so you have better
understanding of the TNX network. In case you decide to get a
refund and leave, please re-open this ticket.

Regards,
Alex.


This is clearly something that the system ought to be able to do on its own. It would be a full time job otherwise if one had anything more than 1000 links with TNX, and had to continuously check if the links that were acquired automatically HAD to be CHECKED manually for their EXISTENCE.




Those are the major reasons that have convinced me that TNX was no more for me.

Have you guys had any experience with TNX ? What did you think of the system ?? Any successes ?

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am using TNX.net since 2007 to advertise my websites and I can tell that you are one of those idiots who don't read. You have to check your campaigns at least once a month and it looks like you have not checked it for almost three months. What a stupido.

Man, I don't get it, how the hell in the world you managed to buy links and didn't check what you bought for over 3 months. Dear, you are one hell of an idiot, I must say.

GiorgosK said...

Why so much Zealousy

For all I know you could be just a TNX admin (anonymous is your name) just trying to defend your system.

READ WHAT ??

For me an automated system means just that, if a system is able to automatically insert a link on a website IT OUGHT TO be able to CHECK if the link exists on the site and not charge me for it ... and I don't think its too much to ask ...

How about the dropping of PR on my sites ?? Is that mentioned in what you have READ ??

Thanks for your stupid comments.

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wallney said...

it's not easy to tell how many backlinks you have.no authoritative can check it without mistake.so TNX is a misty system.advertise cant check what they really got. you pay ,the money gone,and you are not sure if it helps you to make money.

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Make Money Online said...

Thanks for sharing your experience man, I was about to use TNX but I think I'll wait :)

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