First off I want to say thank you to all the bloggers that submitted feedback and helped make some important changes to tomoson.com. Yesterday when a mass email was sent out requesting application to the promotions on Tomoson a lot of bloggers got denied.
Rightfully so, a lot of bloggers got annoyed with the lack of information that was provided to them in regards to why they were denied.
There were two bugs with the software. One was not pulling in the correct information from the bloggers twitter followers. If the username was not written exactly how it is on twitter (CAPS and all) the software would not recognize it. This caused a lot of bloggers to have no followers and get denied.
The second bug delt with compete.com. We were using their api to pull in website traffic stats and preapproved bloggers. Compete.com has some issues with their stats and were not pulling in correct information which caused a lot of your websites to not show any traffic. This also caused the denial issue.
HOW WE FIXED IT
We did a couple things to fix the issue based on your feedback.
- We removed the compete.com api and will not be requiring website traffic.
- Adjusted the code so bloggers don’t need to update the twitter username exactly
- We added prerequisites to the website so everyone can see what the required statistics are before they apply for a promotion.
Again thank you so much for your support and please look for more updates on promotions and new additions to Tomoson.com in the coming weeks. In the mean time please don’t hesitate to provide more feedback and ideas on how we can make the system better.
REMEMBER: anyone you referrer to tomoson.com can earn you $25 if they upgrade to a paid membership.