Would you like to increase traffic to your blog and build relationships at the same time.
Well these things go hand in hand. You want to increase your web traffic, and building relationships with other bloggers is certainly a way to do this, but it doesn’t hurt to have a nifty tool (yeah, I really said nifty), to help with that.
Triberr is one of those tools.
Triberr as a Social Media Network?
I really wouldn’t consider Triberr as a social media network. Think of it more as a community network, therefore, a tribe, that helps share others content across social platforms.
Someone, years ago, made this comment “it takes a village to raise a child,” well this can be true of blogging as well. You can’t make it on your own, and there are so many wonderful people out there that will help you, so why should you?
Getting to know people in the blogging world is a necessity these days. There are so many more blogs these days, then in years past, and more are being created every day.
You can’t expect overnight success, it takes hard work. You have to get to know people, you have to build relationships with them. This takes time and hard work. These relationships will get you noticed and bring you success.
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What Is Triberr?
A great way you can build these relationships is to share other bloggers content. A great tool to use for this is Triberr.
What is Triberr?
Triberr is about connecting you with other bloggers that can promote your content by sharing on social platforms, mostly through Twitter.
Once you join a tribe, the idea is that you share the blog content of tribe mates to your social following and they do the same.
By sharing and being shared in return, you multiply your online reach, by tapping into the social networks of other bloggers in your space.
It comes comes down to basic math, and it is quite incredible.
My posts, on Triberr, appear in the feed of 174 bloggers, across 5 tribes, which together, have a Twitter reach of 1 million followers. This, after only using Triberr for 5 months.
Now, I certainly don’t have the largest reach on Triberr, nor am I in the most tribes with the most tribe mates, but as you can see, having access to a million followers, can certainly help to get your message out.
Setting Up Your Triberr Account
It is very easy for you to set up a Triberr account. Just go to their web page at tribe.com and register for your free account. There is a paid membership account, but the free one will work just fine for what you need to do.
Once you get logged in, you will want to update your profile, link to your social networks, and setup your RSS feed so that you can bring your blog post in.
All of this is done from the account settings page.
Start with the profile tab, enter your information in here. Your name, Triberr username, fil in your bio and then your website URL. Change the time zone to your own and click the green submit button.
Next, click on the My Blogs tab and this is where you will bring your blog feed into Triberr.
You can can see here what my blog feed looks like. You want to click on the blue Add Blog button, and enter information about your blog. Your blog feed is usually your blog URL + the word, feed at the end.
Click on the save button and your blog feed has been added. You can click on the Check Feed link and this will check to see if you have any new posts that need to be added to Triberr.
There is also a link to get the Triberr plugin. More on this later.
The next tab you will go to is the My Social Networks tab.
Most of the sharing with Triberr is done with Twitter, so as you can see in the image I have my Twitter account linked here. You can also use Facebook and Linkedin. I just choose not to use those two.
There are other tabs, Imports, Stream, Contact Settings, Prime Membership, Transactions and Leave Triberr. I will let you explore these on your own.
So thats it as far as setting up your account.
Becoming A Tribe Follower
There are hundreds of tribes on Triberr and their is no point in joining them all, because you could not be active in all. And they may not be related to your niche.
Here are some of the things you should consider when joining a tribe:
- Join tribes with an active chief
- Join tribes with a large reach
- Join every group you are invited to
- Target tribes with members and no followers
- Avoid maxed out groups
- Join many tribes
When you first join a tribe you are a follower. To get promoted to a member you must have an active chief to promote you. A lot of chiefs are not active in Triberr, and so you would never get promoted. You can tell if the chief is active or not based on the last time they signed in.
You want to be member as soon as possible. As a follower, you can see and share other members posts, but they cannot see or share yours.
The reach of a tribe is basically the sum of all the Twitter followers that everyone has. The larger the reach, the more people will see your post if it’s promoted. A good rule of thumb is over 100 thousand.
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If a tribe has a low number of members with a high reach, that is even better. This means that the members have a high number of followers, and single share will yield more exposure.
If you get invited to a tribe, then join, if its relevant to your niche. This can increase you reach significantly.
Sometimes you will see a tribe will all members, this means that the chief is nice and promotes all that apply.
Tribes usually max out at around 30 members, which means there is no more room for members, only followers. You want to avoid these groups most of the time. However, if the chief is very active, and penalizes members for not sharing, as a follower, you could get promoted in their place.
What I would do, if I really wanted to be a member of a maxed out group, I would start as a follower, and just share content like crazy. The chief will notice this, and possibly promote you over someone else that is not sharing.
You should be active in your tribe, but if you are looking to increase your reach, you will have to join more tribes.
Becoming a Tribe Member
So, now that you know what groups you want to target, how do you become a member?
Some tribes will make you a member right away, especially, if they invited you to their tribe. Others, you have to work your way in.
Here’s how. Request promotion immediately. When you join the tribe you have the option to request promotion to member. If the chief is active and they think you are a good fit they will promote you to member. If not, then at least they know you have expressed an interest and you may be considered later.
Make friends with the chief. As with commenting on blog posts helps to build a relationship with a blogger, so does commenting on posts within Triberr. Commenting on these post can help you stand out from the crowd.
Use the Triberr plugin. If you are using WordPress, then install the free Triberr plugin. This plugin sends your blog post to Triberr automatically and will also include an image with your post. Images make the Triberr post more attractive. This plugin will also display the Triberr stream in your dashboard.
Creating Your Own Tribe on Triberr
One of the quickest ways to build a large following and stay within your niche, is to start you own tribe. With your own, you can invite whomever you want. As I mentioned earlier. You don’t want to turn down an invite to a Tribe, well likewise, many people feel the same way and would gladly except your invite.
Go after people that are not in any tribes you are members of. If you are a member of tribes with the same person, then you are not actually increasing your following. Therefore, when you create a tribe, you should invite new people with who you do not already have a prior relationship with.
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Invite people with large reaches. If someone has a large reach and they are relevant to your tribe, then this would only increase your tribe’s reach. I am not saying to not invite the little guys as well, just remember you only have 30 member spots.
If you can get someone with tens of thousands of followers to become a member of your tribe, then this makes your tribe more attractive and may entice others to eagerly accept your invitation.
Another method would be to ask a chief of a tribe that you would like to be a member of. This is networking 101. If you help them out, they may help you out. You may just get an invite to their tribe.
Conclusion About Triberr Traffic
Triberr can be a great source of referral traffic if it is used correctly. I noticed a big increase in traffic to my site, not necessary from Triberr, but from Twitter. This is a direct result of my tribe mates sharing my posts on their Twitter accounts. And in relationship to how many followers they have, this gives your post an oppontunity to be seen by more, thereby increasing traffic to your blog.
Your Thougths About Triberr?
Have you joined Triberr yet? What has your experience been with Triberr? What is your favorite tribe? I would love to hear these answers in the comments.
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