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How to exchange Promotions in Tumblr?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by JBraniac, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. JBraniac

    JBraniac Newbie

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    Hello guys!
    I want to exchange Tumblr blog promotions with my followers and following...


    Can you guys please let me know what are the best methods for promotions?
    A TEXT post with the other blog's SHORT NOTE and link below it, or an IMAGE post?


    Thanks
     
  2. Enryu

    Enryu Junior Member

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    It's up to you. The 2 types of promos you have described are: self-promos and "screenie"

    With self-promos, you allow your followers (or whomever you are promoting) to provide you with a short blurb and you post it (in a text post)with a link to their blog. Alternatively, you can simply publish their promo directly from your ask box if they send the msg directly to you via tumblr's ask feature. This is a low-impact promo.

    Screenies are obviously promos that feature a screen capture of the blog getting the promo. In the IM world, pics always convert better, and this is especially true on a platform as pic heavy as tumblr. Therefore, this is a high-impact promo, generally considered more valuable.

    There are benefits to each depending on what you're going for, the makeup of your blog, and how many promos you will be doing. Only you can decide what's "best" for you, but screenies are considered the best of all the promos generally speaking.
     
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  3. JBraniac

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    Thanks for the explanation.

    If in the Screenies type, I simply make a plan image written on it my blog's short note, very short and my blog name/url at end of them Image in Large Coloured Text... Would that Work Better?
     
  4. Enryu

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    Work better for what, exactly? For the publisher (i.e. you), the goal of a promo is to promote a blog to your followers. For the person being promoted, the goal is to gain more followers from the exposure of their blog to all of your followers.

    So, with a screenie, you would visit their blog, and then do a screencap (or otherwise generate a snapshot of their blog), and post that as an image post. If you want to add a note to the post, then image posting allows you to add captions to any post (these can be as long or short as you like). Now, if you wish to take a screencap, and then watermark it with your own URL, then you can certainly do that as well...but it would serve absolutely no purpose, and could lead to confusion as to which blog the screencap actually represents...
     
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  5. JBraniac

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    Thanks mate for the elaboration :)
     
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