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I am getting no traffic on Tumblr...I need help..Any tips??

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Wonderful824, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. Wonderful824

    Wonderful824 Registered Member

    Aug 11, 2013
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    Hello ppl..I am looking for tips on Tumblr.I started it months ago and I am getting close to no traffic,no followers,nothing reposted.Is there anything I could buy or do to increase traffic and get more followers etc? My blog is about inspirational quotes..Lmk..
  2. miedy

    miedy Senior Member

    May 17, 2012
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    like posts, follow people, reblog, be active.... there is no reason and is very impossible to get NO followers if you are doing this...
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  3. icex999

    icex999 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Nov 29, 2011
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    Good advice from miedy. post the link to your blog or PM if it you'd prefer so I can take a look...inspirational quotes usually do very well so I'm a bit surprised.

    For a good general guide for others trying to build up traffic to their Tumblr pages:

    [B]Best Practice SEO
    The rest of this post looks at how to customize any Tumblr theme to be optimised for SEO. 
    We have to begin with a bunch of ?Best Practice SEO? hard truths:
    each post should have be available at a unique location
    each page should have a <title> and <h1> that contains the most important information / keywords relevant to that page
    the keywords should also be available in the URL if possible
    each post should be linked to, so that Google can find it, index it, and display it in search results (a benefit of properly linking to each post is that regular users who want to share a post are more likely to link directly to that post, rather than just linking to your front page)
    you should link to each post using the most important keywords - this will probably be the title, so use that to link to the post
    if you link to a page twice from the same page, Google only takes notice of the first link - so make sure that?s the one with keywords in (rather than ?permalink? or ?3 comments? etc)
    the meta description is often used by google as the snippet it displays in the search results. If there?s no meta description, it will take the most appropriate part of the page
    the content of each page should be unique, and the title and meta description of each page should also be different
    your HTML should be as semantic as possible.
    Also, from an broader internet marketing perspective, links to submit / vote for a post on Social Media sites will help your content be seen more widely.The Science Bit
    This section covers the rules-of-engagement & code snippets to make a Tumblr theme more SEO friendly. (I?ve got some fully optimised theme examples later in the post.)Settings & Coding
    Under the ?Advanced Settings? menu, turn on the ?Use Descriptive URLs? option, to allow you to include some keywords in your permalink URL. Make sure you add a few words (such as the post title) in this field when creating each post.Further down on that menu, double check that the ?Allow search engines to index your tumblelog? and ?Ping the Blogosphere? options are both ticked.
    From the ?semantic HTML? point of view: make sure your theme uses real HTML elements: <p>, <div>, <span>, <h1>, <h2>, <em>, <strong> etc. (One of my favourite themes uses <n1> and <n2> as headers, and uses <i> and <b> when <em> and <strong> should be used in preference.)
    Head Section
    In the <head> section of your theme, make sure that the <title> tag contains the post title, if one exists:<title>{block:PostTitle}{PostTitle} - {/block:PostTitle}{Title}</title>Still in the <head> section, there?s no great way to provide separate text for the meta description, so if one exists in the theme: remove it. You?ll get better snippets in the search results this way, I promise.The tag you?re looking to remove will look something like this:
    <meta name=?description? content=?My blog is great.? />You should also register your blog with Google Webmaster Central. To verify your blog, you?ll be given a snippet of HTML to paste in the head section of the page.HTML Body
    On the front page of your blog, the name of the blog is the most important thing there, so you?ll want to put that in an H1 tag. When viewing other page on the site, there will be other more important text (the post title, typically) so you?ll want the blog name to be an <h2> on other pages. This code does that for you:{block:IndexPage}<h1 class=?blogtitle?><a class=?default? href=?/?>{Title}</a></h1>{/block:IndexPage}
    {block:PermalinkPage}<h2 class=?blogtitle?><a class=?default? href=?/?>{Title}</a></h2>{/block:PermalinkPage}Now you just need to update your CSS to display h1.blogtitle and h2.blogtitle in the same way.
    NB: I?ve made sure that the title links back to the front page of the blog. You should also try to create themes so that this heading is the first link to the front page. This will make sure that the anchor text being passed to the blog?s main page it the blog title, rather than some navigational term, such as ?Home?.
    You?ll want to do a similar thing on text post pages. You, or the blog maintainer, should make sure to always add a title when you create text posts. Here, the post title should be <h2> when it appears on an index page, <h1> when it?s on a permalink page:
        {block:IndexPage}<h2><a href=?{Permalink}?>{Title}</a></h2>{/block:IndexPage}
    {/block:Title}Notice that I?ve also made the index page?s post title a link to the post. Again, you?ll now want to style these headings to appear in a similar, appropriate way.
    Most of the other post types (photo, quote, link, audio, video) don?t offer the option of adding a title to the page. Not cool, Tumblr. For this reason, I?d have to advice not to use any of the post types except text.
    This will come as a bit of a shock, particularly to seasoned Tumblr users. If you want to post a video just grab the embed code from Youtube (or wherever the video is hosted) and paste that into your post content. For images, just upload them to Imgur.com and it will automatically give you an HTML snippet that can be pasted into the post.
    I appreciate that this breaks some of Tumblr?s nice features (automatic image sizes, video thumbnails), but while Tumblr don?t offer optional titles for these posts, then I can?t recommend using them.
    If you absolutely have to use video/image posts (for instance: you have an account that already has lots of them) then you should create a fake title for the post. This solution isn?t great, as there?s no opportunity to include keywords in the title.
    For example:
        <h2><a href=?{Permalink}?>Photo: {DayOfMonth}<sup>{DayOfMonthSuffix}</sup> {ShortMonth} ?{ShortYear}</a></h2>
        <div class=?imageHolder?><a href=?{Permalink}?><img src=?{PhotoURL-500}? alt=?{PhotoAlt}? /></a></div>
        <h1>Photo: {DayOfMonth}<sup>{DayOfMonthSuffix}</sup> {ShortMonth} ?{ShortYear}</h1>
        <div class=?imageHolder?>{LinkOpenTag}<img src=?{PhotoURL-500}? alt=?{PhotoAlt}? />{LinkCloseTag}</div>
    {/block:PermalinkPage}This will create a title based on the date the photo was taken and use the approprate H tag. It will also make the image on the index page a link through to the permalink page.
    You should do a similar thing with video posts.
    Finally, I?m going to use the Social Bookmaking tool from AddThis.com. You should include the following at the end of the ?posts? section:
    <div class=?sharethis?>
        <a href=?http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php? onmouseover=?return addthis_open(this, ??, ?{Permalink}?, ?{block:Title}{Title}{/block:Title}?)? onmouseout=?addthis_close()? onclick=?return addthis_sendto()?><img src=?http://s7.addthis.com/static/btn/lg-share-en.gif? width=?125? height=?16? alt=?Bookmark and Share? style=?border:0?/></a>
        <script type=?text/javascript?>var addthis_options = ?email, favorites, twitter, facebook, delicious, digg, reddit, stumbleupon, tumblr, more?;</script>
        <script type=?text/javascript? src=?http://s7.addthis.com/js/250/addthis_widget.js?></script> </div>[/QUOTE]
    Source: http://www.distilled.net/blog/seo/seo-for-tumblr-blogs/

    Worst case I'll reblog some of your better stuff for you. ;-)
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2013
  4. austhistikated

    austhistikated Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Oct 12, 2013
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    I'm also experiencing the same, mine is a month old, just got 112 followers and max of atleast 5 notes in a day with 20 posts queued per day. Any tips on increasing it? I'm already doing miedy's tips but slight to moderate only, I'm scared of getting banned :)
  5. awsumme

    awsumme Registered Member

    Jun 29, 2012
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    112 followers for 1 month is good, actually above average if you try to look "natural".

    unless you have a lot of notes on some posts, and those goes viral, there's no other natural way.

    don't foget about hashtags, they are damn important
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  6. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Mar 21, 2013
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    Google targetted Tumblr blogs on the latest update. Right now it's on their target list, as they try to push their own properties, Yahoo networks are getting hit pretty hard.
  7. aa746

    aa746 Newbie

    Oct 26, 2012
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    If you guys are trying to start nsfw blogs then message me, I can help you out
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  8. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

    Nov 27, 2012
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    Start follow/like other's people stuff and don't forget to post specific tags that will get searched up in your niche.
  9. austhistikated

    austhistikated Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Oct 12, 2013
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    Thanks, so my traffic is like natural? I'm thinking of creating more blogs to scale things up... Cause as per plugrush with tumblr, max impression I get in a day is less than 20.
  10. aditigarg

    aditigarg Newbie

    Oct 23, 2013
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    I can help you out just pm me and the natural way to do it is select some active accounts who have the same content as yours for example if you post quotes select some large tumblr accounts that also post quotes and make some original posts and submit it to them, one or the other will publish the post and their entire following will see it, you will definitely gain from this.