Friday, August 03, 2012

Triberr building blog audiences Step 14 to conquer SocialMedia2012

Tribes unite... is a bloggers best friend!!

Hi, this is Wayne Mansfield. Welcome back to my 23 Steps to Conquer Social Media 2012. This step is step 14, and I'm going to talk about an application that not many people know about. It's called Triberr.

That is the word tribe with two R's. It's a Web 2.0 name. Tribe
had obviously been taken before. The basic concept is to help people who write blogs get more readers. In my case, I'm a member of three tribes and in those tribes, there is maybe, 20 or 30 people a tribe, so 60 or 70 people who, as a mutual agreement, say that when any one of us writes a blog post, we will tell our social media following, our Twitter or our Facebook, that there's a new article being written. The last time I checked, that means that when I write an article on my blog, it automatically goes to Triberr and up to eight million tweets go out that say that Wayne's written a new article.

This is really powerful because by writing an article with a great headline, subject line, that's the sort of thing that gets people to have a look. It's called SEO Bait. It's a horrible name, but it's a bit like a newspaper. How do you decide what story to read in the newspaper? You pick it by the headlines. If you write clever headlines, it's automatically taken by an RSS feed from your blog to Triberr. It tells all the people in your tribes that there's a new article and feeds it automatically every couple of hours into Twitter feeds across the whole social media network.

Now, in the past, I would write an article. I'd spend lots of time getting
it right and making sure it was interesting and would be lucky to get 100 or 200 people to come and have a look. Since I've been involved with Triberr, it is not unusual to have two-and-a-half to three thousand people dropping in and read what I've got to say about a particular subject.

Whilst the spread is in the millions, you get a pretty large significant number of people to come and visit. What would you do if you had another 1,000 to 2,000 people come to your blog? Now, in my case, it would take me a certain amount of time to earn, say, $1000 in revenue from the ads. Since I've joined Twitter, that period of time has been chopped by two-thirds. If it was taking me a hundred days to make $1000, it is now only taking me 25 days to make that same thousand because of the extra traffic. That's the benefit of Triberr.

If you're not a member of Triberr and you want to be, drop me an email and I'll work out if you fit to one of the tribes I'm in or some of the people that are in my tribe, but in other ones that fit your subject matter better. I'll see what I can do about getting you in to the tribe. That tip, that step is really important for the social media, but more importantly, it will help you increase the revenue from your social media exposure.

Until next time, this is Wayne Mansfield saying, thanks for dropping in.

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