Everyone seems to be obsessed with marketing on and making money with
facebook and google+ and twitter but nobody ever talks about tumblr. Let
me tell you tumblr is one of the best-kept secrets in the game and with
tumble you can often get more traffic more backlinks more shares than on any
other social site.
In this post I’m going to show you how you can easily grow a massive following on tumblr. and then i’ll show you how to take advantage of that following so that you can make more money.
So a lot of people still think of tumblr as just a place where you can go to get a blog, which it is, but it’s also much more than that it’s actually a whole social network just like Facebook just like Twitter and just like Google+. Just like all those other sites, you can follow pther people and they can follow you.
Then when you log into tumbling you see the latest posts from all of the people that you’re following and vice versa you find people sharing everything on tumblr from cute cats to indie music – fashion to just about everything you can think of. But tumblr is a bit different from facebook in the sense that people don’t really add their boss and their mom and dad on there, it’s more anonymous and often the people that use it only know the people that they’re following through online and for this reason tumblr has a bit more of a anything goes kind of culture.
So while on Facebook people try to keep up this appearance of that perfect life on Tumblr people can post about whatever. But for an internet marketer like myself the thing that really makes tumblr stand out over other social networks is just how crazy viral everything goes things just seem to get shared more on tumblr than they do on any other social site.
So for example on Facebook if you have a fan page with a thousand followers andyou share something out you might be lucky to get few shares whereas on tumblr with the exact same amount of followers you might get a hundred shares.
Basically people just love to reshare stuff on tumblr or as they call it in the tumble world to reblog stuff.
So how can we take advantage of this?
Well here’s my dead simple three step guide to building a massive following on tumblr one head over to umblr and set yourself up an account so this is pretty straightforward just created user name and a password and add a profile picture and all that kind of stuff that you would do on any other social network so let’s say that I have a site called everyone loves dogs and I want to set up a tumblr account to promote that site so i’m going to call mine everyone loves dogs as the tumblr that I’ve set up as an example.
Now you want to log into your tumblr account and then you want to do a google search for tumblr. Tag your niche and obviously replace your niche with your keyword.
So for my example I would just search for tumblr “dog”, and bring up a page on tumblr that shows all of the posts that they made that have been tagged with that keyword. This is where you will be seeing all of the latest tumblr posts that have been tagged with “dog” a tag is just like a hashtag.
So now what I want to do is just scroll down that page and find a post that has a lot of likes and reshares. It will say X amount of notes which means X amount of like and re shares. So for example now I found this dog related post which has over a hundred likes. What I’m going to do is just click on the notes link so I can see everybody that liked and shared that post. Now these are the kind of people that I want to follow my blog because they’re obviously interested in dogs they’ve already shown they’re willing to like and share other “dog” posts so they’re likely to reshare anything that I posted out.
But how do we get these people to follow my blog?
Easy. You just follow a bunch of them and a ton of them will follow you back. So I just start by going through the list and then follow them one at a time. Now what will happen is a bunch of these people will say hey this other dog bloggers following me, I think I’ll follow them back. Now what you want to do is spend a few minutes every day for 25 days following two hundred people until you’ve followed 5,000 people then you should have like a thousand niche related followers following your blog and remember these are people that have all shared out stuff that is related to your content so they’re going to share your stuff like too.
Once you’ve followed 5,000 people and have a ton of followers you can now start to grow that Tumblr account even further by just posting out lots of niche related images so in my case I would just post out lots of viral dog pictures that people will share like crazy. You can find these images on sites like Reddit or Pinterest or wherever.
So for example I could head over to the dog section of Reddit and find stuff and then just post it to my tumblr blog. furthermore what you can actually do is add a link below the image prompting people to follow your blog so you could just write something like Love Dogs? Follow everyone loves dogs. With your link posted there.
It also has a scheduling feature so you can just upload a ton of images at one time and then schedule them to go out a few times a day for the next month or so and if you do this so that your posting content every day. You will pretty soon find your followers numbers starting to snowball to several thousand followers and remember these are all niche related followers and that’s really all you’ve got to do to build up a massive tumblr account it takes time but it’s so worth it.
But why would you to take all the time to build up one of these tumblr accounts?
Well there’s a few reasons. One reason is to simply get traffic to your site you can drive literally thousands of free and targeted visitors using your tumblr account to your site. Every time you add new content, just post it to your tumblr account. So what you can do is add links to your site below your images. Also if your link gets shared a hundred times on tumblr, that’s a hundred backlinks from tumblr which is really good for search engine optimization.
Another really cool thing that you can do with tumblr that I’ve been doing a lot is promoting your YouTube channels if you have one. Tumblr is the perfect way to do it. You can get tons of shares tons and tons of comments. Tons of backlinks to all of your videos and through just a decent tumblr account online you really can get a youtube channel off the ground.
You can basically just use these tumblr account for whatever you want. Whether that’s building out lists or promoting videos or promoting sites or whatever. You can use them in any way that you would use any other social profile. The big advantage though is stuff often gets clicked more and share more.