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Please explain tumblr to me

 
BrendaReeves
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on 11/23/2012

Are we suppose to create blogs on tumblr or connect our blogs to tumblr? I'm clueless.


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HollieT
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on 11/23/2012

I'm afraid I have no idea, Brenda. But I'm also interested to know too.

Ragtimelil
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on 11/23/2012

I just use it to post on. It seems a lot of artists use it to post their artwork - endlessly -

I might not be using it the right way though.


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2uesday
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on 11/23/2012

You are not the only one puzzled by this if you perform a  search on it, lots of similar questions appear about it. Some seem to be saying it is a micro-blogging site, not sure what that is, others that it is for links and it is used like a  social networking place. I am non the wiser.

Paul
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on 11/23/2012

Personally, I'd agree with the micro-blogging definition, though it's probably best thought of as a blog version of twitter. The posts are usually small in size and maybe even just an image, video or just a few lines of text.

I've used it a fair bit and most of my friends do too and still a solid definition eludes me...

BrendaReeves
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on 11/23/2012

I believe Jo uses it so maybe she can enlighten us.


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JoHarrington
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on 11/23/2012

I'm the one who fetched Paul!  :)

I'm trying to persuade him that this is the perfect follow up article to his one about Reddit.   Twitter with more words and pictures works as a definition for me too.


Sheri_Oz
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on 11/23/2012

If that's the case, then how useful is it?  Would it depend on the kind of audience it predominantly attracts?  This proliferation of social networking sites is a bit overwhelming for me - I wish there was a guide for which sites are best for which kind of networking.


onetimeuser
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on 11/24/2012

It is tag driven, so the idea is to share something (anything) and tag it.

The tag pages rank very well in Google, for example a search for 'John Lennon Tattoo' shows you the tag page for 'john lennon tattoo' as result #4.

Which leads to this tag page: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/john-lennon-tattoo

The general idea from the perspective of an internet marketer is to tag your posts and link your posts to your web properties.

Your posts get bumped down the tag feed as new posts are tagged, similar to pinterest I suppose.

The smart way would be to identify tag pages which rank well for high search volume phrases in Google and then tag your posts with those keyword terms.

If you can master that it can be a good source of referral traffic.

humagaia
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on 11/24/2012

 

ryank: 11/24/2012 - 02:15 AM

The smart way would be to identify tag pages which rank well for high search volume phrases in Google and then tag your posts with those keyword terms.

......... which begs the question ... How (... ....) does one do that?

Better still, how about a Wizz ... How to use Tumblr effectively as an article marketer.


onetimeuser
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on 11/24/2012

 

humagaia: 11/24/2012 - 03:44 AM

 

ryank: 11/24/2012 - 02:15 AM

The smart way would be to identify tag pages which rank well for high search volume phrases in Google and then tag your posts with those keyword terms.

......... which begs the question ... How (... ....) does one do that?

Better still, how about a Wizz ... How to use Tumblr effectively as an article marketer.

There is no easy way, you have to do it the manual way.

Use the Google Keyword tool, google the terms that you find, see if Tumblr is in the top three or four results.

If so use tag, if not don't use tag. 

BrendaReeves
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on 11/24/2012

Thank you ryank. That seems easy. Sheri, just get your articles out there wherever you can. You write mainly about psychology. There are psychology enthusiasts and arm-chair psychologists everywhere. I think it's a subject that appeals to a lot of people. An idea just popped into my head. You could critique some self-help books that you feel are worth reading on the subject. Self-help books got me through a bad marriage.


Brenda Reeves
Sheri_Oz
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on 11/24/2012

That's a great idea, Brenda. Thanks. I'm on the way to Toronto in a few hours so I'll go to the library there and see what I can put together. Your timing with this idea is great.


BrendaReeves
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on 11/24/2012

Your welcome, Sheri.


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BrendaReeves
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on 11/24/2012

I think I figured out Tumblr. It looks like it's a cross between Pinterest and Redgage. You register and create a Tumblr blog. They have free and for a fee web designs you can use. Then you post anything you want. That makes it a great place to promote your writing, art, etc.


Brenda Reeves
onetimeuser
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on 11/24/2012

 

BrendaReeves: 11/24/2012 - 08:43 AM

Then you post anything you want. That makes it a great place to promote your writing, art, etc.

Remember to use the tag system, and don't use affiliate links as they will catch you and chop you. Other than affiliate links it is pretty much anything goes on Tumblr.

Ragtimelil
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on 11/24/2012

How do you use a tag with tumblr?

I've just been linking my articles via the little link thingie.


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HollieT
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on 11/25/2012

I've just used my to upload images and a link. To the right of where you upload your image/link/blurb there's a little box for tags.

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