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value of tumblr blogs - who to milk efficiently?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by txholdem, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    tumblr can bring a lot of traffic but efficiency varies. i can blindly throw money in but for the same amount of money, you can gain vastly different results.

    i am confused about the stats of tumblr blogs.

    what i know: there are 2 different groups of people - visitors and followers. they are almost not overlapped i would say. i dont see a lot of reasons a follower of a blog would constantly visit the blog. i know if you want, a trick is to change your avatar. your followers would be confused and go check out your blog. this has proven to be efficient. this will help on the static ads on your blog.

    what i dont know: post click-through or reblog activity often are not proportional to follower count. there are 3 numbers from tumblr and 2 numbers from freehostedscripts. for a short while, i thought the speed of follower gain is important because it represents fresh followers which are supposedly more likely to be active. i can imagine that 2yr old followers might have gone through a lot of changes in life and not even use tumblr anymore.

    on the short term, not all users go on tumblr everyday and certainly not many are on there all day long. when they login tumblr, they are on the dashboard and they might not scroll all they way down to say 2-day-old posts, depending on how many people they follow also. so my experience is that i can post the same thing over and over again and always get views. after a while though, for obvious reasons the views decrease.

    follower count is the 1st number people see. i spent a lot of time digging out those high-count blogs only to find myself disappointed. there is only 1 number that i have been ignoring - number of users online from freehostedscripts. what is this number? i thought it is the number of people who are currently connecting to the blog, in other words, visitors. thats why i never look at the number. the results seem to say otherwise. i know freehostedscripts asks for access/login but i still dont see how they can detect/calculate how many of the blog followers are online.

    i have also looked at total "reblog from" in the notes of specific posts, image posts and text posts. the results are inconclusive.

    anybody has any idea?
     
  2. The Mentalist

    The Mentalist Power Member

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    It all depends on how you use Tumblr blogs, I use a mini network to let some of my posts gain high number of notes and momentum, so I can grow specific accounts. Then I make posts that lead to my money site and reblog them across my network. I don't use Adsense directly on my blogs because of the risk though. I really don't care about blog visitors, but rather followers, because I make money when people see posts in my feed.
     
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    you reblog you own blogs?
    i think this could rise red flags if not with Tumblr with Google
    best of luck tho
     
  4. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    you actually believe that number of notes can generate momentum? i am not sure about that.
    with your own network, how much traffic can you get to your money site?
     
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    "Momentum" is just the term I use. But there are significant advantages to having many notes on a particular post. With about 140k followers across 25 blogs, if I get enough notes I can get 5k-20k pageview per post. Just depends on how far I can push it. I'm not doing anything sketchy like 30 + posts a day, NSFW stuff, or any of that. Any more than 20 posts per day and your followers will really get annoyed with your blog clogging up their feeds. My strategy is a bit different than most people's with Tumblr, so it depends on what you are going for, long term, short term, etc.

    Think about how difficult it would be for Tumblr to analyze so much data and find that these 25 blogs sparingly reblog each other? Yeah that's tough...
     
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    who want's your followers to visit your blog ?

    next time post cpa link under your updates or image.

    -=-
     
  7. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    how many uv got you that page view? that is significantly higher than what i got. with only 140k followers, that number looks very strong to me.

    with the blogs i have worked with, the results are still very confusing to me:
    260k+ followers average 400 uv perpost
    110k+ followers average 1200 uv,
    84k+ followers average 600 uv,
    43k+ followers average 250 uv,
    5 blogs with 100k+ average 200 uv

    i dumped the 260k+ and the 5 blogs because of their poor performance. what i really want to know is how to know which blogs are high efficiency. evidently, not the total follower count.
     
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  8. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    maybe if you have adsense on your blog? then you would want followers to visit your blog.
    i think it has to be very tricky to post successful cpa links as click-through of image. i tried a few times with no success. i tried free ipad, email submit, and cj SAT test thing. how in the world do you get people to submit email or even buy something?
     
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    place links in description of image . make it something people will click.
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    txholdem Elite Member

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    ok.. i got people to click, but nobody took any action, even just zip submit..
     
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    promote niche related offers.

    adult = adult offers
    gaming = game offers

    people will not complete a zip submit if they not interested in it. think as a visitor.
    -=-
     
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    I just got into the tumblr game and i was wondering if someone could help a fellow Black Hatter and give one of my blogs a shout out just to get me started.

    Or if you could tell me a few methods that would help

    Thanks
     
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    The key is to find ways to get views from users who don't follow you. I've never used CPA, but you just have to find a really good offer. Use G analytics to see what kind of devices your visitors are using, if mobile, try to find a mobile based offer.
     
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    Like any platform, it has a certain behavior pattern and characteristics.

    Tumblr is very grunge and trippy so play off that Polaroid pic vibe and hipster vibe and have a catchy header. It should do fine.