1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How to get followers and drive traffic to my tumblr?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by IMShane, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. IMShane

    IMShane Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    23
    At the very beginning, I started with 3 tumblrs on different niches just to test it out and see what I can get. To my surprise, with no marketing, no liking other people's stuff, no reblogging, I only queue interesting pics and I'm able to get about 200 uniques/day from these 3 tumblr blogs in just about a week or so. To be honest, I have no idea how people found out my tumblr posts since what I've done with them was just queue posts and leave them alone.

    Anyway that was a good sign so I'm starting to scale up. But none of my other tumblr blogs which was built afterwards get a single follower, and no traffic as well, even the contents are better than the previous 3. I'm kinda lost with this interesting scenario.

    Apparently what has happened to my first 3 blogs are pure luck? What do you guys do to get followers/traffic?
     
  2. Phoenix7813

    Phoenix7813 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2011
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    28
    To begin with use internal promo blogs on Tumblr. Search the tag promo or promo blog and you'll find some. I generally go with around 10 of them and whenever I do a promo I check to be sure they are still active etc. Just do a little catchy write up for each blog and submit them to the promo blogs. That will get some attention.

    Depending on what your niche is, keywords can be huge. Did you use keywords on your initial postings? If so that's probably how you got those followers. Research keywords that work however you like on Tumblr, I basically just trial and error it. Watch what tags get a lot of notes for blogs that are similar to yours. It should give you some hints.

    Also depending on what you have going on, you might not need to worry about followers. It seems natural but sometimes it doesn't really matter if folks follow you as long as they look at your page.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. IMShane

    IMShane Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    23
    Thanks mate!

    Would you be more specific on this? I've searched around and couldn't figure out what is tag promo or promo blog. Where do you search for that and how do you do that?

    I'm pretty sure I'm trying to use some great tags from the very beginning, what I did was to check out those posts with tons of notes and see what kind of tags they use, but this seems not to work in my afterward tumblrs.

    Well, to be honest I couldn't care less about followers, as we all know traffic would win the game finally. But the worst part on my side is nobody is visiting my tumblr and hence no traffic at all. This is sick especially when you put a lot of work into your contents.
     
  4. aznxhavox

    aznxhavox Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Big blogs sometimes run promotions to promote other blogs to their followers that they think are cool.
     
  5. Aries.Alice

    Aries.Alice Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    1.You can leave reply to some other's tumblr post with your blog link;
    2.You can go to lookbook or chictopia to tell people your tumblr link and you can follow each other;
    3.You can share your tumblr link once you post something on your Facebook,Twitter or Gmail;
    4.Update your tumblr as often as possible and once it reaches some amount,then find some online companies to cooperate with them to promote their products.
     
  6. Tsmash

    Tsmash Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    743
    Search tags for your niche and reblog everything you can in that niche. Here is a little trick to reblogging quickly. If you hold down alt+alt (both alts) and click on the reblog icon, you will reblog it instantly without having to lose your place or open a new window.
     
  7. CEPI

    CEPI Power Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Messages:
    502
    Likes Received:
    1,922
    Occupation:
    Business Turn Around & Management Consultant
    Location:
    Cosmos
    promos, proper tagging, writing owners of similar niche blogs to let them know you have one and would love if they reblogged your stuff. do the same in trade.
     
  8. jmcs23

    jmcs23 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    California
    Re-blog things related to your niche, follow people and hope they follow you back, add your tumblr to a tumblr directory site.

    Sent from my Kindle Fire using Tapatalk 2
     
  9. Phoenix7813

    Phoenix7813 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2011
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    28
    Sorry I didn't see your reply right away.

    Promo blogs

    Code:
    http://alldaypromo.tumblr.com/
    http://promo-me-famous.tumblr.com/
    http://everyonedeservesfollowers.tumblr.com/
    http://promo-lomo.tumblr.com/
    http://promotion-blog.tumblr.com/
    http://thebestpr0m0blog.tumblr.com/
    http://tumblrplug.com/
    
    These are the ones I have bookmarked. The last one isn't a tumblr blog but a site where you can promo your blog and if you want to take part in their program you can get your blog featured. I haven't tried their program yet I just submit my blogs and go. I haven't done any in depth research to see which ones are most effective etc. You can do that if you want to invest the time. Submit to one promo blog, wait until your promo is posted, note how many followers you gain, repeat with other promo blogs. But my view is that it's such a quick process I'd rather just throw out 10 promos at a time once or twice a week and go with that.

    To find more promo blogs, search the tags promo, promotion, and/or promo blog. Use the above blogs as a reference and you'll be able to figure out what you are looking for. Most of the time to submit a promo you'll have to follow the promo blog and the owner's personal blog. It's funny because I have blogs where the only people I follow are the promo blogs and their owners. If you have something people want to see you don't need to do the follow for follow thing.

    You mentioned the tags not working in later blogs. Were they the same tags?

    Definitely share via any social network you participate in. I get a lot of viewers from Twitter and Reddit.

    I don't do a lot of reblogging but that is because I generally load up my blogs with tons of my own queued posts. I aim to be the one folks are reblogging. Besides, reblogging means that I have to sit at each of my blogs dashboards, scroll through stuff, reblog (add tags if needed) and repeat. Maybe if I was just doing one or two blogs I could do that but I currently have 11.

    If you don't have a ton of content or are just starting out then reblog away. But for me the main goal is automation. I want to load up my blogs queues once a week. Do a promo here and there... and go on to other things. ;)

    If you aren't aware of them there are two great tools for simplifying Tumblr a bit. First is Missing E. It's a browser extension that adds a lot of custom features for Tumblr a huge one being the ability to reblog yourself. Second is Tumbloadr. This allows you to load up to 30 pics at a time to your queue as well as adding universal tags, descriptions and clickthrough URLs. You have to load your pics into .zip files with 30 each, input your description, tags and URL and load them to your queue. If you aren't already doing it, make sure every post you make has your Tumblr blogs URL as the click through link (or in my case an adfly shortened link to my blog). That way if anyone clicks your post it directs back to you. When you get people reblogging your posts that comes in quite handy.

    Code:
    http://missing-e.com/
    http://tumbloadr.com/
    Hope that helps a bit.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 5
  10. Blacchippy

    Blacchippy Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    9
    Thanks for all your insight. I'm new to this tumblr imagetwist method of making money and making money online in general. I've create my own tumblr porn blog and uploaded about 26 photos from imagetwist to my tumblr. I've gotten 11 followers so far. When I checked my imagetwist records, it showed that only one picture was viewed, giving me $0.003. However I do have likes on almost all my pics. So I'm guessing that the pics need to be clicked on in order to receive credit(such a bummer) anyhow I was concerned about the custom URL for each of my photos. Now Dom my understanding everyone says to make sure the URL directs back to your own personal blog..but shouldn't it instead divert to the imagetwist URL for the credit?? Sorry if this is a dumb question, forgive me for my noobness lol but just another young guy trying to make a good amount of money with this. I know it takes a lot of hardwork and effort and I've been going at this full force. Hardly slept in the past two days lol and my gf is growing more and more bitter towards my iPhone lol which brings me to another point. I'm doing all this from my iPhone. I've got straight talk(horrible data issues don't get me started) and my household wifi is limited to 5gb a month. Needless to say, odds are stacked against me lol but I know my dedication will pay off soon. So If anyone can steer me in the right direction please don't hesitate. Pm me email me anything. I'm willing to learn and love this site evade it literally gives everyone the chance to be their own boss and make a living. Well I didnt mean for this to be a novel but thanks to all who took time to read and everyone who responds in the future.
     
  11. Blacchippy

    Blacchippy Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    9
    Sorry for the typos. *to my *because
     
  12. consciousnesscreates

    consciousnesscreates Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    695
    Likes Received:
    107
    I need someone to promote my ebook and they can get commission not a lot but from Amazon Kindle sales
     
  13. bmoredcg

    bmoredcg Junior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    16
    Testing out some tumblr posts for driving traffic to my sites.