Tumblr for your business - Let me show you how

by abs007 90 replies
Hi Guys

Tumblr is an awesome site that can be used to benefit our businesses in many ways.

I've worked with Tumblr for a little while now and have good experience working with the site. I have actually wrote a guide about working with Tumblr that I give away with one of my WSO's.

I have copied and Pasted my guide below and have removed any promotional material - hoping to provide only value.

I hope you find the details useful

Update - Free theme added on following post
http://www.warriorforum.com/social-m...ml#post7624856

A Guide To Working With Tumblr

Some Important Notes


We can benefit from Tumblr in many ways, some I make notes on further in this guide, but first it's important to understand that Tumblr like any website will not appreciate Blogs that blatantly look to be built for the sole purpose of self promotion.

By nurturing our Tumblr accounts, we not only build trust with Tumblr and its user base, but we gain some Huge SEO benefits which I will be making notes of further down.

So it's important that we try our best to provide value when we can. In this guide, I will be noting a number of methods in which Tumblr can be used including a few best practices and some tips.

Unlike other websites that do not allow community members to monetize there blogs, Tumblr on the other hand actually allows us much flexibility to monetize our sites.

Tumblr is a page rank 8 and has about 118 million visitors a month.

Understanding what we want to get out of our Tumblr Blogs

It's very important that we understand what we want out of our Tumblr Blogs because Tumblr can be used for a number of reasons, each one having a slight twist in the technique that we will use.

Here are some of the methods we will cover in this guide:

1. Using Tumblr for HIgh page rank Do Follow backlinks (Excellent for SEO)
2. Using Tumblr for Targeted traffic
3. Using Tumblr to increase hits, views
4. Making Money with Tumblr

Method 1 -Using Tumblr for High page rank Do-Follow Backlinks

In this method we will be using Tumblr to gain high page rank do follow backlinks.

We all know how important Do-Follow backlinks are and with Tumblrs authority I will show you how we can increase the page rank of our own Tumblr blogs.

I stumbled across this method while I was working on Tumblr and testing the site. I managed to get 7 of my newly built Tumblr blogs page rank in under 1 month.

Three of my blogs got a PR1 another three got a PR2 and one of them got a PR3.

Method explained

If you make a post on your Tumblr blog pointing to your website then this link will be Do-Follow and do-follow links not only help in the SERPS but also pass the authority to your sites.

In this method, we will be building the page rank of our own Tumblr blogs and then pushing it to our own urls.

This method is by far my favorite and is also an awesome way to start all your Tumblr blogs to gain good authority and trust.

Re-blogs

The Tumblr community loves to share posts made by other users. Tumblr actually makes it very easy for a user to share another users post by placing a re-blog link next to every published post made.

When another Tumblr user re-blogs your post then a link back to your blog will be created. This Link back will be Do-follow.

The idea with this method is to gain as many Re-blogs for your own posts as possible.

We will also look at an easy method in which we can gain do-follow backlinks to our Tumblr blogs by using Tags.

I have created a Video taking you through the method on the following url. (I removed Video )

If you would like a list of High PR Tags then please let me know and I will get a download link added.

Making a few customizations to your Tumblr Theme can help loads.

I've created a video on this topic but it have removed the link as it has promotional material. The video basically covers choosing an optimized Tumblr theme that uses headings - disabling the showing of posts you liked and users you follow on your page.

The Process The process is simple.

Step 1.
Collect images so that you can upload them to your Tumblr Queue.

Tips

1. Funny images work best
2. Animated GIFS get shared loads on Tumblr (Max file size for animated gif is 512kb) - I believe this has now changed to 1mb

Step 2
Compile a nice List of Tags.

Tips
1. Post image specific Tags to get targeted traffic. Targeted traffic will increase Followers.
2. Include some High Page rank Tags to get the odd Boost in do-follow Page rank links.

Step 3
Use nice Descriptions - Adding descriptions is not a must but can add value. Many of the Tumblr Themes will use the first lines of your description for the meta data, so it's good for SEO.

Tips
1. Quotes seem to do well with all sorts of images. Try to get quotes based on your Niche.
2. Short descriptions such as "Follow me I will follow back" also help build your followers.

Step 4
Upload Images to the Tumblr Queue. It's important to login to our Tumblr blog and setup our queue. The Tumblr Queue will allow us to upload many posts all at once and have Tumblr drip publish them (like a schedule) each day.

When making a post (Photo Post) then it’s important to add Tags and for the source and click through links we will be using our own Tumblr blog url.

Tips
1. Post about 1 week + worth of images to keep your blog constantly updated.
2. Add about 7 Tags for each post. Add some of the high PR Tags from the list provided. The software will rotate through the list of Tags you provide on every post.
3. Max Number of Images in the Tumblr queue at any given time is 301

Step5
After we have added images, we need to follow other Tumblr users and like posts made by other Tumblrs. This will start to drive traffic to our Tumblr Blogs. As long as we have picked related Tags and Images then you will start to see other Tumblr users Re-blog your work. After a week or two you can start to Re-blog posts made by other Tumblrs. Just add your own unique Tags.

When others re-blog your posts then your post will show up on the blog that re-blogged it. As we set the click through link and source as your Tumblr blog then this will be a do-follow link back to your Tumblr blog.

Uploading your own content works better then re-blogging but when you're stuck for content then this works a treat.

Tips
1. Follow and like posts that are in your niche. This will increase targeted traffic and the number of re-blog's.
2. Max followers/unfollowers combined for any one Tumblr blog in a 24 hour period is 200~
3. Re-use the images with most Re-blogs each week.
4. Run the follow and like scripts about 3 times a week. The more you use it the better the results.

Tumblr gives Do-Follow links from the following pages:
1. On Tumblr blogs
2. On Tag pages
3. On Tumblr Theme where the Theme shows Likes and Following list.

It's important to keep our queue updated so that new posts are being published each day. Uploading posts to your Tumblr queue can be done once every one or two weeks but we should upload enough posts till you get time to post more.

Re-cap
1. We will be uploading images that will get found by other Tumblr users.
2. Other Tumblr users will re-blog our uploads and give a link back to our Tumblr blog.
3. Our posts will get found on Tumblr Tag urls which will also give us a link back.
4. If a Tumblr user is following us or has liked our post then we will get a link back from this as well (Theme needs to be enabled to show Following and Likes).

All The links above will be do-follow. Before you know it then you will soon have a nice follower base and high page rank links pointing back to your Tumblr blog. On the next page rank update you will see the true page rank of your blog reflected.

Having High page rank Tumblr Blogs allows you to add your own links to them. You can add your own links to your Tumblr blogs whenever you like. The links will be Do-follow links.

I prefer to place my own links in the Description section which can be changed from the Customize Theme > Description section. I have added a piece of html code further below in this guide in the Extras section. Just follow the guide and add your own links to your own blogs. Don't under-estimate Tumblr Links. Follow the method above, add good image uploads and choose a nice niche.

A slight twist to the above method

The method above is the quickest way to build page rank for your Tumblr blogs, however it is always possible to add any link of your choice as the source and click through link. Every time a user re-blogs the post then it will link back to the url you entered. You will find many of the Re-blogs will be from high page rank Tumblr urls. All the links will be Do-follow. This will allow you to gain Do-follow links for any url or your choice.

Tip
Like posts and Follow users as often as you can. It will help build your followers. When a Tumblr user follows you then every time you make a new post it will show in the Tumblr users Dashboard when they login. This will gain you more exposure, more traffic and more Reblogs.

Tumblr users love images. If they see a funny image then they are not shy to hit the Re-blog button and Re-blogs are backlinks.

Method 2 -Using Tumblr for Targeted traffic

In this method we will be using Tumblr to get targeted traffic.

Gaining targeted traffic is very easy and your results will continue to improve as you continue to work on your Tumblr accounts. Results for every niche will vary.

In this method it's very important that we keep our focus on our Niche. We will...

1. Use Niche Specific Tags.
2. Use Niche Specific Images
3. Follow Users based on Niche
4. Like Posts based on Niche
5. Re-blog Posts based on Niche

The more Tumblr accounts you can manage in a niche then the more exposure you will have.

The Process

Step 1
Collect Images, Tags, and Descriptions for our posts

Tips
1. Try to use images related to your Niche
2. Use Only Tags targeted to your Niche
3. Use quotes based on your Niche
4. Think of Images as link bait. Post a good image and you will get many re-blogs. Getting a Re-blog means your Click through links will be on other blogs and seen by all their followers. This will drive much more traffic.

Step 2
Upload Images to your Tumblr Queue. Add your tags and the urls that you wish to send traffic to as the click through links but keep the source as your own Tumblr blog.

Tips
1. Post about 1 week + worth of images to keep your blog constantly updated.
2. Add about 7 Tags for each post.
3. Adding links to external pages away from Tumblr works better for traffic generation after you have built a good list of followers.
4. Use links that provide stats such as the bit.ly feature

Step 3
It's important to Follow and Like as much as possible. The more you Like posts and Follow users then the more exposure your Blog will get. Liking Niche specific Posts will ensure you gain Niche specific traffic. Liking posts and following users will also get you more followers. When your posts get re-bloged then the links you are promoting will also be noted on other Tumblr Blogs.

Tips
1. You can follow up to 200~ users a day - Use it as much as possible
2. Like as many posts as you can. (Not sure of Tumblrs restrictions)
3. Re-blog posts from other niche related Blogs

Note: Tumblrs tend to have a Facebook and Twitter account. Linking your Facebook and Twitter to your Tumblr account will increase traffic and followers from all social networks.


Method 3 -Using Tumblr for Increasing Hits and Views

In this method we will be using Tumblr to Increase Hits and Clicks. It really doesn't matter if the traffic is targeted here.

For this method then we will use Tumblr based on hot topics. This can be done in many ways. Tumblr has an Explore page which lists many popular Tags and blogs http://www.tumblr.com/explore

Or we can use something Like Google Trends http://www.google.com/trends

Once we have picked a Topic, it's important to find related images, tags, followers and posts to like even re-blog. We will then do exactly the same as the previous method.

The only real difference in this method is that we are targeting topics that we know are hot and that will have good traffic numbers associated with them.

Some niches on Tumblr are very popular, and if you find the right one then you can be sure to always have traffic at your disposal.

Method 4. Making Money with Tumblr

While doing my extensive research on Tumblr, I found a number of guides written by users that are making money from Tumblr using a number of Twists. I came across users making up to $35+ a day and others making even more.

I have removed all the links due to the terms of this forum. The links were topics discussing techniques using Google Adsense, Amazon affiliates, adfly and some other networks.

You would basically follow the same steps as above but instead setup the click through links as your affiliate links or monetize your tumblr blog to show adsense, CPA offers and then send the traffic to your tumblr blogs.

Extras

SEO Optimized Tumblr theme (As noted above)
http://www.tumblr[dot]com/theme/17403
Find the top Tumblr blogs
http://www.tumblr[dot]com/directory
Example of Site using Google Adsense - Offers great Tumblr Themes
http://totallylayouts[dot]com/
tp://www.tumblr.com/docs/en/custom_themes
How to Add Google Adsense to Your Tumblr Blog
http://autobacklinkbomb[dot]com/forum/index.php/topic,3930.0.html

Add links to your Tumblr Blogs.
You can add links to your Tumblr blogs so that they show on every page by editing the HTML of the theme or by adding details to your description box which can be found on the customize theme screen.


By entering the below code in your description box you are able to add 2 links on your Tumblr blog. The links will show up in your description section of your blog under the heading Sites I Like. Add your own urls and keywords. If you want to add more links then just repeat the code.


<br><br><b>Sites I Like</b><br>
<br> <a href=" http://www.YOURDOMAIN.com /"> YourKeyword </a> <br>
<a href=" http://www.YOURDOMAIN.com /">s YourKeyword </a>

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Thanks and hope this helps

Abbs

#social media #business #show #tumblr
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennisknows
    That's some good stuff. I think many overlook tumbler
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  • Profile picture of the author Digitalz
    Thats actually a really nice guide. And I do agree that people do overlook tumblr and think that they can't make any dime from it but by using some great methods, it could just turn out into a goldmine.
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  • Profile picture of the author aclerkin
    Fantastic, thank you, Tumblr is a must.
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    I really like this guide. I have begun using tumblr lately to help gain traffic for my blog and I think your guide will help.
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    Abbs you are awesome, was just looking for info like this. Tumbler here i come.
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    Tumblr is really a very good stuff. You just don't need to do anything just click reblog whatever you like and you are getting famous.
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    Good stuff, thanks for posting this guide
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    Pretty interesting guide you have here, thank you for sharing the info for free when you can come up with an ebook and sell it as a WSO.
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      • Profile picture of the author abs007
        Originally Posted by JodyRossDeane View Post

        Abbs you are awesome, was just looking for info like this. Tumbler here i come.
        JRD
        Thanks - Yup Tumblr is awesome - Be sure to check out my WSO on Tumblr - You can find it in My Signature

        Originally Posted by darapmonsta View Post

        Tumblr is really a very good stuff. You just don't need to do anything just click reblog whatever you like and you are getting famous.
        Yup - re-blogging is an awesome feature - but the best way to kick start any blog would be to upload images yourself, start following and liking posts and then start re-blog after a week or so. Don't forget to Tag your posts

        Originally Posted by Forexmonster View Post

        Good stuff, thanks for posting this guide
        Your welcome

        Originally Posted by YasirYar View Post

        Pretty interesting guide you have here, thank you for sharing the info for free when you can come up with an ebook and sell it as a WSO.
        Instead of a ebook - I came up with some software and am selling that as a WSO

        Originally Posted by mauricecowell View Post

        I don't know actually how Tumblr works for business. I still do not have a Tumblr account since this is new to me but you actually posted a good information and very detailed facts about this.This is really an interesting thread and I guess, I need to create an account already.
        If your not already on tumblr then I guess you will not know what your missing, give it a go and see if it is right for your business - Im certain you will not be disappointed

        thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author tsgeric
    thanks for sharing such great content!

    Curious, what are your thoughts on the positioning and value proposition of Tumblr now that Pinterest has entered the web2.0 environment with such force (also very image-based, stream of consciousness, based on re-pinning/re-posting)?
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael_Le
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    i sense that Tumblr is gona be the flavor of the month and everyone is gona be pushing WSO's on how Tumblr is the way to go.........
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  • Profile picture of the author jramsburg
    Thanks. I didn't know about the click through url or the queue. I went back to the tumblr for one of my sites that I started and never did anything and put up a few pictures from my humor site. Very quickly I started getting reblogs and click throughs.

    I did some searching to see if I could find a quicker way to mass upload my pictures and found this Tumbloadr

    I tried two batches and it appears to work just fine. The only downsides I can see are all the pictures in the batch need to have the same tags and caption. So you will still need to do multiple uploads if you have that would require different tags. Hopefully it helps some of you.
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    • Profile picture of the author itservicebiz
      Great information and tips. Thanks for sharing. Tumblr is a great social media network and community.
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    Thnks very much for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author John Ralph
    Good post, I've always found tumblr to be a useful source of traffic and backlinks
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    CPA Links are allowed on Tumblr ? You are not getting banned ?
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  • Profile picture of the author chikeade
    Hey Abs,

    I sent you (3) PMs, lol can you respond.

    And like StevieAd I'd like to know more about CPAs on tumblr also, do you have a strategy for this method as well?
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    Thats some fantastic stuffs. Never tried Tumblr for business. But guess I have to think twice.
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  • Profile picture of the author hbhanot
    This is great stuff. How about the images. Where to get them. There is too much copyright thing going on.
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  • Profile picture of the author abs007
    Originally Posted by StevieAd View Post

    CPA Links are allowed on Tumblr ? You are not getting banned ?
    If you read the Opening Post I clearly make notes as to how your blog should not look to be built for promotion only.

    Tumblr allow you to monetize but they want you to add value too. The key would be to add the offers few and far between. But nothing will beat sending traffic to your own site and then monetizing there.

    Originally Posted by chikeade View Post

    Hey Abs,

    I sent you (3) PMs, lol can you respond.

    And like StevieAd I'd like to know more about CPAs on tumblr also, do you have a strategy for this method as well?
    Just replied to your messages(s)

    For CPA offers, amazon offers etc then I would highly suggest you send traffic to your own sites and monetize there - Add click through links to your images for your sites.

    Originally Posted by CyborgX View Post

    Thats some fantastic stuffs. Never tried Tumblr for business. But guess I have to think twice.
    You have some huge businesses using Tumblr on a daily bases. Im sure once you start using them you will not look back.

    Originally Posted by hbhanot View Post

    This is great stuff. How about the images. Where to get them. There is too much copyright thing going on.
    There are a number of things you can do - Firstly Tumblr themselves allow you to reblog - and as a tumblr user you can reblog whatever you find on tumblr.

    You can always do searches for creative common images.

    Try taking a Look at the Viral Image Wizard - its a wso in my signature that reads More traffic then google linkedin and youtube combined - The viral Image wizard will also allow you to create animated gifs from video and your own slideshows - Works great with tumblr and the image search features allow you to get the images with the author details in tact

    Originally Posted by blu3ros3 View Post

    Nice and helpfull post. Thank u very much
    Glad you liked it - Dont forget to hit that Thanks button

    Abbs
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  • Profile picture of the author easycommerce
    Really tumblr very useful to me as a micro website for my business
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    Yes Tumblr really very useful.
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    Thanks for the share. It's really helpful.
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    Interesting post, thanx alot !
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    great tutorial about tmbler. thank you very much
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    • Profile picture of the author abs007
      Originally Posted by easycommerce View Post

      Really tumblr very useful to me as a micro website for my business
      Originally Posted by MarkLee743 View Post

      Yes Tumblr really very useful.
      Originally Posted by eternalsongbird View Post

      Thanks for the share. It's really helpful.
      Originally Posted by ownergolan View Post

      Interesting post, thanx alot !
      Originally Posted by dodomat View Post

      great tutorial about tmbler. thank you very much
      Your more then welcome Guys - Just remember to put in some action. Tumblr blogs gain momentum real quick and that's what we want to be part of.

      -----Tip----

      If your ever stuck for content then just search through your Tumblr Dashboard -

      Your Dashboard will be filled with popular posts from users you have either liked, followed or top posts suggested by tumblr

      As long as your following and liking keyword targeted posts then you can be sure your dashboard will be filled with awesome posts for you to use

      The idea would be to get your account started by liking, re-blogging and following posts/users based on keywords related to your niche and then you should be good to sponge of the dashboard :p
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    Yes I am also using Tumblr its really good to get traffic
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    However tumblr is switching to paid version now..... (
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    Mega post, you rock!
    Tumblr is kicking butt, it's now #32 in Alexa. Way too big to ignore any longer!
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  • Profile picture of the author cisin
    Wow! I never thought of tumblr as a business tool but then your post! Thank you so so much for posting this. Noted down some point surely going to use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author anwar001
    I am hearing a lot of good things about Tumblr. Will seriously start considering using this traffic source.
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  • Profile picture of the author sweetdreamfactory
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    I have never really seen the good thing about tumblr.
    Tumblr is good in terms of images and other photo stuff.
    Anyway, thanks for these tips.
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  • Profile picture of the author Blognation
    I found this one on fiverr:
    fiverr.com/drvosjeca/tumblr-pagerank-2-blog-for-seo-pr2-backlinks
    Do you think that could work out well for your methods? Would be quicker than building authority yourself. They seem to be backlinked and all.
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    • Profile picture of the author abs007
      Originally Posted by Blognation View Post

      I found this one on fiverr:
      fiverr.com/drvosjeca/tumblr-pagerank-2-blog-for-seo-pr2-backlinks
      Do you think that could work out well for your methods? Would be quicker than building authority yourself. They seem to be backlinked and all.
      Thanks for the post

      Im very pleased you brought this up.

      With sites like tumblr then you will come to find that they randomly ban blogs for little to no reason - The accounts are normally very easy to get back - Just a email to tumblr support normally gets the account back unless of course you were blatantly violating the terms.

      Now lets take a moment to see how this guy from Fiverr is able to offer new tumblr accounts that have PR -

      Its very simple really

      You would use a software like scrapebox to search for Tumblr blogs, see if the pages are still live and if not then check the PR

      So for example this tumblr blog is closed http://artistmeinu.tumblr.com/ it has no PR but you can find many other tumblr blogs that have been closed with PR.

      If you find such blogs then you can signup to them and then claim them. However please keep in mind that the PR is not a true reflection, It might have been a true reflection of the old blog but when tumblr closed it then they removed all links to it too.

      Also take a look at the following notes on the fiverr gig

      It comes preloaded with dummy post

      That is the big giveaway here, this account has only made 1 dummy post but has PR??

      Dont bother wasting your time with it - Instead post some good images with good tags so that other blog will re-blog your work - This way you can be sure to get solid traffic and legitimate high pr dofolllow links

      thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author barickiza
    Very thorough, thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author winz
    Nice Tips
    I'll try Tumblr
    Thanks abbas
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  • Profile picture of the author GSMarketing
    Abs,

    Quality guide, thanks. Always wanted to get into Tumblr but I struggle with the 'original content' creation.

    I understand the power of reblogging but how do you come up with your own content? It's not like you can just create lots of images that have never been out there before.

    Cheers

    G
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    jeez, pretty good tutorial, thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author tsgeric
    Hi Abbs,
    thanks for sharing that Adsense theme.

    I was wondering if you could share your thoughts on something.

    I have started a tumblr blog, with the purpose of having people come to it and clicking on ads and other affiliate links (so, not trying to drive build authority for something else; and only driving traffic to affiliate links.)

    I like that Tumblr on its own is such an high authority platform with its in- built traffic, but how can i add other platforms in a strategic manner. let's say I have a tumblr, facebook, twitter, and pinterest in the same niche. My goal is to get real people to each of these sites of mine, where they will either click on ads or links I want to promote. And I would like each account of mine on each platform to give weight and drive traffic to the other platforms.

    it seems there are various ways i can do this:

    1) I can post different content to each platform (with links to whatever my targets are)

    2) I can post exactly the same thing to each one (with links to whatever my targets are). Like maybe I can have every tumblr post syndicated to a twitter account and facebook account. I suppose for people on each individual site the experience would be the same, but this wouldn't help each platform to link to each other.


    3) I could try to cross-link posts, in the sense that on any given site the links on a post could go to my properties on other sites. this way people might travel, say, from my tumblr account to my pinterest account, and so might the authority in the eyes of the search engines. However, similar to concerns with blog networks, in the sense that if might be possible to overdo this, and then I might hurt myself.

    4) I could have links flow in a tiered fashion.

    5) I could have links flow in a circular fashion, like a linkwheel.


    Well at this point I may have perfected the art of over-complication, but wanted to know what strategies you might suggest to harness the combined authority and traffic of these platforms.
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    • Profile picture of the author abs007
      Originally Posted by tsgeric View Post

      Hi Abbs,
      thanks for sharing that Adsense theme.

      I was wondering if you could share your thoughts on something.

      I have started a tumblr blog, with the purpose of having people come to it and clicking on ads and other affiliate links (so, not trying to drive build authority for something else; and only driving traffic to affiliate links.)

      I like that Tumblr on its own is such an high authority platform with its in- built traffic, but how can i add other platforms in a strategic manner. let's say I have a tumblr, facebook, twitter, and pinterest in the same niche. My goal is to get real people to each of these sites of mine, where they will either click on ads or links I want to promote. And I would like each account of mine on each platform to give weight and drive traffic to the other platforms.

      it seems there are various ways i can do this:

      1) I can post different content to each platform (with links to whatever my targets are)

      2) I can post exactly the same thing to each one (with links to whatever my targets are). Like maybe I can have every tumblr post syndicated to a twitter account and facebook account. I suppose for people on each individual site the experience would be the same, but this wouldn't help each platform to link to each other.


      3) I could try to cross-link posts, in the sense that on any given site the links on a post could go to my properties on other sites. this way people might travel, say, from my tumblr account to my pinterest account, and so might the authority in the eyes of the search engines. However, similar to concerns with blog networks, in the sense that if might be possible to overdo this, and then I might hurt myself.

      4) I could have links flow in a tiered fashion.

      5) I could have links flow in a circular fashion, like a linkwheel.


      Well at this point I may have perfected the art of over-complication, but wanted to know what strategies you might suggest to harness the combined authority and traffic of these platforms.
      Thanks for the questions.

      The honest and best advise that I can give is the following.

      Don't use tumblr to plaster your affiliate links they don't like it and you risk your account from being closed.

      Instead send the traffic to your own site and then monetize there.

      I'm a little confused about the social linking questions.

      What are you trying to achieve?
      A better experience for your users?
      better authority for your social properties by linking them together?

      A few methods for syndication that come to mind would be

      IFTTT.com - create recipes to syndicate your content from rss feeds
      Wordpress Plugins that will syndicate your wordpress posts to social sites

      With sites such as Tumblr then you can also pull in widgets that will show your latest tweets and likes, you can also create your own sidebar areas so it would be simple enough to leave a link to your other social sites.

      Maybe try to brand your accounts too - Try and keep your name the same on all social sites

      All should help and can be tweaked to achieve your overall goal

      thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author satriasaka
    Yes , tumblr is good for backlink
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  • Profile picture of the author Heart Cardio
    I have never really had much luck with Tumblr. I just do not care much for it but maybe that is because I have not had success with it. May have to test this out.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlinemarketer23
    Q1 - you said along the thread content Tumblr would not much appreciate our blogs if our sole purpose is to use it in order to promote ourselves..

    so what if i am to post banners on my blog (on header,sidebar,footer,etc) pointing straight to my own website, a clickbank merchant´s sales letter for me to earn some affiliate commissions or a cpa offer?

    would i not be at risk that my tumblr account got banned permanently?

    thx a bunch mate and keepin´ with the good work!! i wish u the very best with your tumbrs business ventures!!

    regards,
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    • Profile picture of the author abs007
      Originally Posted by onlinemarketer23 View Post

      Q1 - you said along the thread content Tumblr would not much appreciate our blogs if our sole purpose is to use it in order to promote ourselves..

      so what if i am to post banners on my blog (on header,sidebar,footer,etc) pointing straight to my own website, a clickbank merchant´s sales letter for me to earn some affiliate commissions or a cpa offer?

      would i not be at risk that my tumblr account got banned permanently?

      thx a bunch mate and keepin´ with the good work!! i wish u the very best with your tumbrs business ventures!!

      regards,
      With Tumblr then you are always at risk - If they do close your account then 8 out of 10 times you can have it re-opened by sending them an email but if you have affiliate links plastered on your blog then I don't think they will re-open it.

      Add links to your own sites as opposed to affiliate offers and cpa offers -
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      • Profile picture of the author overtonis
        Originally Posted by abs007 View Post

        With Tumblr then you are always at risk - If they do close your account then 8 out of 10 times you can have it re-opened by sending them an email but if you have affiliate links plastered on your blog then I don't think they will re-open it.

        Add links to your own sites as opposed to affiliate offers and cpa offers -
        as general rule...cut back on all of your affiliate linking. The search engines see it as spammy.
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    Huzzah for Abbs!

    Tumblr is the next BIG thing...
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  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    Hey first of all, I just want to say thanks for that thread. It was great.

    My biggest question is let's say I want to post my own content. And let's say I found pictures from flickr/weheartit/deviant etc. etc.

    Can I post those and just make sure I add the content source of where it came from and I won't be in trouble? Thanks!

    Now if it's the content source do I use the source from copy image address OR the main URL?

    And...if I were to add affiliate links, how many am I allowed to? once a week? once a day for every 50 post? What distinguishes my account from getting banned?
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    • Profile picture of the author abs007
      Originally Posted by GGpaul View Post

      Hey first of all, I just want to say thanks for that thread. It was great.

      My biggest question is let's say I want to post my own content. And let's say I found pictures from flickr/weheartit/deviant etc. etc.

      Can I post those and just make sure I add the content source of where it came from and I won't be in trouble? Thanks!

      Now if it's the content source do I use the source from copy image address OR the main URL?

      And...if I were to add affiliate links, how many am I allowed to? once a week? once a day for every 50 post? What distinguishes my account from getting banned?
      Thanks for the post

      When you search for your pictures then use advanced search options to find images that you are allowed to use. On sites such as Flickr you will have options to filter your search by various license types.

      After reading the license details you should get an understanding of what is required.

      Maybe just a note of the author name in the caption
      maybe a author name and a link back

      If your unsure then try and contact the author. Make notes as to how awesome their work is and if its possible to come to some sort of understanding.

      With Tumblr then you can assign a click through link to your images. You could still comply with the license requirements by adding the author details etc as the caption but you yourself can benefit from the click through link.

      You could also watermark or stamp the image with the author details

      Adding affiliate links is always going to be risky - But many get away with it for weeks and months - Others might not last even a few days. Its very hard to identify how tumblr tracks such activity but they will Ban you for it.

      Its far wiser to send users to your own site and monetize there. But then others will argue that monetizing on tumblr itself is worth the risk. This then becomes a numbers game.

      If you are ever in doubt about images then use tumblrs internal features - Find awesome images on tumblr and reblog them - Tumblr ensures they add the track back to the uploader so all your doing is curating - It works a treat for many and am sure it will work for you too.

      thanks
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    Thanks mate
    I found your information very indepth and resourceful.
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    Thanks a lot for such a wonderful article. Guys...is there anyone interested to take up the job against a fee ???

    PM me if interested
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    Amazing share, thank you I will get my VA to start on this.

    Thanks again!
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    Cool deal. I noticed mylikes though is implemented with Tumblr. But I guess I'll stay precaution regardless.
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    great stuff you have here. Who would have ever thought you could do business in tumblr. Anyway, great post I am bookmarking it. thanks
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    I will do an experiment with Tumblr for getting targeted traffic. And find out conversion rate from it.
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    Thanks for the share! Tumblr is a nice website
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    Thanks! Nice guide. Tumblr is definitely a good site to get involved with.
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    Hi, I want to say thanks for this really great theme and guide, really appreciate it!

    As aside question, how would people reblog our posts with this theme?
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoGeniuz
    This is a great thread.. Learnt a few stuffs already. thanks OP
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  • Profile picture of the author clg21
    I personally agree with this. Facebook is not the only social media that is recommended for advertisements and marketing. Tumblr is also a known social media that have a lot of users. However, if you want to have a lot of customers and clients, don’t just use one social media outlet. Instead, make use of the others as well. This will definitely attract more clients and customers because you have a wide range of market.
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    I love Tumblr, your suggestions are great and appreciated.
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  • Great thread, but I admit I haven't read every word.

    I'm wanting to get back to using Tumblr again. I apologize if someone has already said it, but is it possible to literally upload images and after a while you'll start getting traffic without doing anything else (though obviously interacting with other blogs would help)? If so, that's probably up there with YouTube for being a constant source of traffic on autopilot, and could really be a great thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author aunttee
    Thank you for this! I have a tumblr account that's sitting idle, I didn't quite know how to work it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ontop
    absoo7 ..thanks for posting the Tumblr guide and other information,
    I've been looking around for Tumbler info and came across this
    this thread which now I find I just have to ask...
    In the 1st post under Method #4 you say you came across users
    making up to $35+ a day ...I've just got to say I take this as Chump Change!
    The question....
    What can one earn these days and what are Tumblr bloggers earning
    is there any real money to be made at Tumblr?
    Advance
    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author abs007
      Originally Posted by ontop View Post

      absoo7 ..thanks for posting the Tumblr guide and other information,
      I've been looking around for Tumbler info and came across this
      this thread which now I find I just have to ask...
      In the 1st post under Method #4 you say you came across users
      making up to $35+ a day ...I've just got to say I take this as Chump Change!
      The question....
      What can one earn these days and what are Tumblr bloggers earning
      is there any real money to be made at Tumblr?
      Advance
      Thanks
      Chump change or another stream of income, it's your call whatever you take it as.

      Just remember that its pennies that make pounds - have enough of them and your sorted.

      Many of the users of PRTB (tumblr software in my sig) have been using it for months upon end - some like to use it to send traffic, others to gain pr do follow links and others to make money with.

      Tumblr has many benefits not just the one, you could find yourself with a tumblr blog that has gained good PR, thats earning you cash and that send traffic all in one.

      Many users earn a whole lot more then $35 a month, i just point you to a thread where you can see how someone is doing it - take what you can from it- add your own spice and off you go

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    is this still valid for 2013 ??
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  • Profile picture of the author skilster
    I have never used tumblr before so am going to tart exploring it. Thanks so much for such good content.
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  • Profile picture of the author DannyYang
    nice post,I will have a try
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    Pretty good share, thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Zakhar
    Agreed, too many people look over Tumblr - when they have heaps of traffic waiting to be converted onto your site. Tumblr and Pinterest are the best for me right now. Also using the new Directly.me to bring in some cash
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  • Thanks for your effort in sharing your knowledge to us in using tumbler. It is really sure that lots of people especially who read your post will doing the same thing as you did.
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