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Case Study: PR3 Site With No SEO On Tumblr

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by the-dream, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. the-dream

    the-dream Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I've been running a blog on tumblr for the past year, never done any backlinking, it doesn't have a twitter/facebook or anything like that and not even any written articles, just pictures.

    I had a look at its PR today and it's PR3! This must be solely from backlinks on tumblr.

    Here is how I have got backlinks:
    -Reblogging other people's pictures and appearing in the "notes" on their page.
    -Other people reblogging my pictures and me appearing as the source.
    -Setting a click through link to my blog on all the pictures I post, so if people reblog them then they will be linking to me via the picture.
    -Changing the source to my URL.
    -I have 1,400 followers and don't know how much traffic I get, which just about sums up how accidental this was.

    So, from this it seems as if tumblr is a very good source of backlinks and I've got very good results accidentally so if you're using it from SEO on purpose, it could be a goldmine!

    What is everyone's opinion on this?
     
  2. ezines

    ezines Power Member

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    I've got PR2 using the technique as well. Although I only have 50 followers :)

    How did you get that many followers, did you use a bot on that?
     
  3. CandyLand

    CandyLand Regular Member

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    Honestly, tumblr followers aren't hard to get at all, if you stick to posting in a single niche. However, in my opinion, tumblr is structured to be pretty democratic and images/posts go viral based on merit, not really based on followers. Sure, it helps to get a very popular tumblr user to reblog your post, but in general if you stick to posting on the right tags, you'll be fine.
     
  4. busaboss

    busaboss Power Member

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    I also have a PR 3 tumblr blog without backlinks.
     
  5. the-dream

    the-dream Regular Member

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    Make a good blog and then literally ask people in your niche to follow you. Once you've got enough and people are reblogging you, it'll grow naturally.

    And not on this one but I'm using a bot on a new one which has been working ok. People are less likely to follow back than on twitter though and the bot isn't as smooth as a twitter one.
     
  6. BlackEyePea

    BlackEyePea Newbie

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    Interesting! I've never bothered with tumblr so will add it to my list of to-dos! Thanks for the insight.
     
  7. ryanmercer

    ryanmercer Regular Member

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    Fancy that, just checked mine that I don't use for any income and don't plan to... just where I post pictures I'm amused by, and it's a 2 and I've only been using it 6-7 months. Interesting.
     
  8. Half Night

    Half Night Registered Member

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    Of course, really it is a secret mode of mande Backlinks for many people, no much people know it ;) The TUMBLR sites could have good PR quality!
     
  9. MadMarketer007

    MadMarketer007 Newbie

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    Tumbler is a goldmine. You can make a lot of money, but just be careful about being too aggressive because you could get banned. You can generate a lot of traffic and it is easy to get reshares, but building a page is the harder part.