I've read through all the Tumblr posts about how to gain followers with bots & proxies, but I wasn't ready to spend money on this yet so I have another method that's completely free. Create a Tumblr account & verify your email address. Design your page to go with the site you're trying to attract people to. (I made my Tumblr page look like my Ecommerce store & added a fixed HelloBar at the top to collect email addresses) Find relevant hashtags people are using in your niche Go to iFTTT & create an account. Select the recipe for Instagram to Tumblr posts. Configure the recipe so every time a photo is posted to Instagram with your selected hashtag the image is then posted to your Tumblr Page. Add html to the "photo caption" area of the recipe that will link people to your site. Select 'Start' & just wait. There are a few catches with this method: You will have to manually go back to your posts on Tumblr & add a click-through link for the image. You can only set the click-through as a caption currently with IFTTT Tumblr will only let you post 100 photos a day on an account. But if you do this right you can start to get real traffic to your site & quickly build up an audience. I've had this running for about two weeks now & I'm up to 600+ Tumblr Followers, 50+ uniques a day, & plenty of likes & reblogs on Tumblr itself. Let me know if anyone else out there has tried this or has ways to improve it.