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Tips For Tumblr SEO

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Lordhigh, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Lordhigh

    Lordhigh Regular Member

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    I tried searching and Googling but failed to do so. All the methods were either 2 to 3 years old or Google has passed them out. My blog has a pretty decent presence on Tumblr. So, I'm thinking it to moving to the next level.

    What are the best possible SEO techniques that can really help on Tumblr and as well on Google. Right now, I'm using Tumblr's default url but soon I'll be shifting to my custom domain keeping the Tumblr hosting. Would that be a good idea?

    Thanks
     
  2. kuskka

    kuskka Junior Member

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    1. Beef up the <title> tag.
      Add the Post Summary to the Title, as its more likely to gain you search spots than the title alone.

      <title>{block:postSummary}{PostSummary} - {/block:postSummary}{Title}</title>

    2. Use your tags as keywords.
      Basic SEO 101, add meta keywords, but we'll leverage off of Tumblr to dynamically add them.

      <meta name="keywords" content="{block:permalink}{block:posts}{block:Tags}{Tag}, {/block:Tags}{/block:posts}{/block:permalink}" />

    3. Meta it more.
      Add meta tags for title and description.

      <meta name="title" content="{block:postSummary}{PostSummary} - {/block:postSummary}{Title}" />
      <meta name="description" content="{MetaDescription}" />
    4. Upload your sitemap.xml to Google Webmaster Tools.

      Tumblr builds sitemaps automatically, sitemap.xml. Submit it to Google Webmaster Tools, Bing Webmaster and Yahoo Site Explorer.
    5. Use <h1>.
      Delve into your themes custom HTML and find the {block:Title} and replace it with this.

      {block:Title}<h1>{Title}</h1>{/block:Title}

    6. Add a social button.
      Search engines rank sites higher by the the amount of sites that link to a page, so make it easy for people to link to you.

    7. Piggy back on Tumblr's limited SEO.
      Go to the "customize" settings, and under Advanced, and tick Use descriptive URLs and Allow search engines to index your blog.

    8. Add Google Analytics so you can track your progress.
     
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  3. *Hawke*

    *Hawke* Junior Member Premium Member

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    mark, the good article, and I think do this can help the Tumblr SEO.
     
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  4. Furious George

    Furious George Supreme Member Premium Member

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    tumblr + SEO = pennies

    self hosted site + seo = internet riches
     
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  5. takers

    takers Regular Member

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    Furious George is right.You will be better off hosting your own website.
     
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    Thanks kuskka for the ideas..
     
  7. epicwrite

    epicwrite Regular Member

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    It's true that you'll earn more with your own site. The reason many people I know use blogger or tumblr is because they make blogging so easy. For example, just install Theme and Tumblr will do all the work for you.
     
  8. Mr.Whitehat

    Mr.Whitehat Senior Member

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    Not true. things work better with tumblr than ur own site and months of waiting to get it indexed and traffic pour in...
     
  9. fullypak

    fullypak Regular Member

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    I use only blogger blogs- I will get around 6000 to 8000 page view per day - based on my niche week ends i get upper limit traffic.
     
  10. longrun

    longrun Junior Member

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    It depends on your niche. If it is a strong niche with tight competition, you will find it very hard to get to first page with Tumblr et al. These days it is not that hard to set up your own blog on wordpress coupled with the fact that there are some really wicked plugins out there that will automate anything for you, your own site is the way to go.
     
  11. Mistajack19

    Mistajack19 Regular Member

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    Awesome tips! Thank you
     
  12. husypunter

    husypunter Junior Member

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    nice tips