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[Method] How to setup automated Tumblr Blogs

Discussion in 'Tumblr' started by CazuaL, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. CazuaL

    CazuaL Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Just a quick guide for those of you that wish to setup automated Tumblr Blogs. It's actually very simple but with all things automated you don't really have any control over the quality. Obviously you could go through your queue every day and take out the images you don't like, depends on you and how serious you want to take things. In just a few minutes you will have a fully automated blog.

    To automate the process we will be using IFTTT. Good site which can be used with a lot of the major social networks.
    So first things first, go make an account - https://ifttt.com/

    There are tons of "recipes" you can use but for now we want this one.
    This grabs images from an RSS feed and posts to Tumblr.
    https://ifttt.com/recipes/52327-rss-to-tumblr

    You should now have an image like so

    3e7ee90b0c.jpg

    (click to enlarge)

    Starting from top to bottom

    Activate your channel - Login and confirm that IFTTT has permission to post content to your blog

    Feed URL - This is where you place your Imgur link (explained below)

    Photo URL - The website/link you want people to go to if they click on your image

    Photo caption - Image description. Obviously varies depending on your niche. I find creative descriptions tend to work best

    Tags - Put in words/tags relating to your image. Lets say for example my image is about games, my tags would be; games, gaming, game, consoles, pc, xbox, playstation etc.. you get the idea

    Publish - You have a drop down box, several options inside. Very self explanatory. Because we want to automate our blogs you should use queue

    It's one account per tumblr blog, so you will need several emails.
    To make things easy I use the emails to sign with up and IFTTT.



    Remember that imgur link I mentioned about? Well here is how you find one.

    -Google imgur + your keyword. (example; imgur games, imgur fashion)
    -Its general the top link but if not it will looking like this (imgur.com/r/gaming)
    -You should see tons of images
    -Make the link a rss feed but adding /rss onto the end (imgur.com/r/gaming/rss)
    -Copy that link and paste it into the "Feed URL" on IFTTT

    Now when images are posted onto that board/group it will then be posted/queued onto your blog
    Will take roughly 24 hours for your queue to fill up.
    Easy peasy lemon squezzy


    Tips/Tricks

    To keep your queue constantly full use several imgur feeds. (I currently have 8-10 depending on my niche)
    If you want to keep the same Photo URL, Photo caption, Tags and Publish after you have clicked on "Use Recipe" and it has loaded the next page simply click on back and replace the "Feed URL" with your new link.

    Nothing to special but certainly makes things easier. I even imagine a few people already do this.
    If you have any questions then don't be afraid to ask!

    CazuaL
     
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  2. E=MC²

    E=MC² Junior Member

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    Thanks for the detailed method.

    How many followers/day do you get in general per blog?
     
  3. CazuaL

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    Varies depending on your niche. I currently have 5 Tumblr blogs, get anywhere from 50-100 a day
    Id imagine you could do much better with teen related niches such as music, clothes etc..
     
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    Thanks for the method, do you follow others as well or they automatically come, i mean the followers?
     
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    I generally follow a few people a day along with some reblogs. Really comes down to the individual.
     
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    Nice share :D trying it out now
     
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    Awesome. I do find Tumblr is a better place to earn money than pinterest, plus its an easy place to get good backlinks.

    How much do you make per day from this?
     
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    I have also 5 blog, i get daily 60+ followers and daily 700+ Notes
     
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    Zero right now. Growing my accounts and will start driving the start to a site which ill monetize with ads/amazon products depending on the niche.
    Tumblr & Pinterest are both great sources of traffic
     
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    Haji Lulung Newbie

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    how do you setup the caption, is it same for each RSS..? or you use spin syntax caption ?
     
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    As it says it is the image description. Either put in your own OR leave it as it is and it will use the images default.
    Never used syntax.
     
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    You use click-through on every image ?? i heard from someone click-through is against Tumblr TOS so i'm scared to use click-through right now.
     
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    That's up to you. Out of 50 images a day maybe 5 will have the click through link. A lot of the time I write descriptive image captions and include the link in it.
    Plenty of ways to do it
     
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    After I add it to que in how much time will it start posting ? Checked the log and it's been triggered 150 times so far but no posts yet on tumblr :D

    EDIT : nvm figured it out :D
     
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    Does Tumblr still alow porn? lol
     
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    Yyyyeeeaaaaappppp.... even when I follow non porn related stuff I still get porn -.-
     
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    bookmarked for future use!
     
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    Thanks a lot for sharing. It's always useful with another web property in your niche.
     
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    This works pretty well been doing it for about two years now and I've gotten around 60k followers naturally. It can be slow though.
     
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