Attention All Bloggers: Why aren’t you on Triberr???

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I wrote a post last year that included Triberr called 5 Social Media Favorites from 2011. Today I wanted to take a deeper dive and try to undercover why more bloggers are not using this valuable platform. Triberr is self described as a website for bloggers interested in increasing their reach. This reach is increased via tweets on Twitter. Triberr is so much more. It all starts at the top with Dino Dogan and Dan Cristo. Dino is the entertaining and charismatic voice of Triberr, while Dan is more technical in nature coding away and continuously answering questions. These guys care. They care about you and your blog getting more exposure. They continue to work feverishly to provide a great environment and community. So, why aren’t you on Triberr???

Getting Started – Triberr had been by invitation only until a couple of months ago. Now you can stroll over to Triberr and be registered in minutes.

1) Join for free at Triberr
2) Connect your Twitter account(s)
3) Connect your RSS Feed(s)
4) Find a Tribe or start your own
5) Start Posting (Well not so quick, but close)

Find a Tribe – A tribe is a group of users that make up a team. While you’re able to start your own tribe I highly recommend that you find a tribe to join, and ease into the platform. For the newbie, starting your own tribe and building an efficient group is extremely challenging and time consuming. The first thing you want to do is click on “Bonfires” and then “Looking for Tribes” to start your search. “Bonfires” is an internal messaging area for different discussions. Post on “Looking for Tribes” and communicate what your blog is about and give your site address. You will also see Tribe leaders looking for bloggers in this forum. While Social Media, Marketing, and Mommy Blogs are very popular, you can find many other areas of interest. Some of these include: Food, Travel, Health & Wellness, and Finance, etc. With Triberr open now, the number of topics are growing, and you should be able to find something that meets your needs. Just about all tribes are topic specific, so all members write about the same topic. There are not many hodgepodge tribes that I’ve seen.

1) Click on “Bonfires”
2) Click on “Looking for Tribes”
3) Post your message on “Looking for Tribes” on what you write about and your site
4) Be Proactive
5) Feel free to contact me @sbhsbh if you need some direction

Game Time – So let’s say you’ve landed in a tribe with 15 members. Each time one of the members in your tribe publishes a post it hits your Triberr stream for review. You can either approve or delete from your stream. Unless something is total garbage or just not your taste you can delete the post, and it will be removed from your stream. The posts you approve will be tweeted in 20 min. intervals. Below are a few that I tweeted earlier today. Your mindset should be I’m going to approve all posts, unless your tribemate(s) give you a reason not to. Publish solid original content and you’ll be in good shape.

Sharing, Sharing, Sharing – I hope you heed my advice and share. That is the heart of Triberr, and in many ways Social Media. If you want to make the most of the platform you need to share. You’ll also be amazed on how many relationships you can build within Triberr by sharing. Under Each post there are share buttons that allow you to send to Facebook, LinkedIn, G+, and StumbleUpon. There is a ton of great content that comes through my stream from tribemates, and I want to share that on various platforms. This is seamless when using the share buttons. It’s another form of content curation. On any given post of mine I’ll get 20+ StumbleUpon thumbs up. There are a fair amount SU fans in Triberr. I’d highly suggest for current and new Triberr members to take advantage of SU. You can learn more about Stumbleupon here, Bloggers – Make StumbleUpon your Best Friend in 2012. SU drives traffic to your post.

Reach – The number of Twitter followers you have can play a part in being invited to certain tribes. In some tribes a minimum following of 5K, 10K, or 20K may be a requirement for that tribe. Those are the facts. However, there is good news. There really is a Tribe for everyone. The big follower tribes are more the exception. So don’t let that deter you from joining Triberr. You will find a Tribe. So let’s talk about reach within Triberr. Reach is defined as the total number of followers from all your tribesmates. For example, I have 296 tribemates within the 13 tribes, and those 296 tribemates have over 9.5 Million Twitter followers. Now, this number is skewed as it includes duplicates. This is something that should be fixed in the next 30 days to give accurate numbers. I’d say the true number is closer to 160 unique tribemates with a reach of 6 Million. Can you see the power? You can really expand your current reach by being part of the Triberr community. This really helps the little guy like myself.

Exciting and New – I mentioned above that Dino and Dan are always moving forward and looking to make Triberr stronger. Well, earlier today Triberr launched a Global Comment System that allows users to comment within Triberr, without going to the actual blog. The comment will appear on the blog, and this feature expedites the commenting process. Triberr will also be delivering a Reblog Function where you have the ability to pull a post from a Tribemate and put it on your blog. A Guest Post if you will, where the original author gets full credit. This will only be available to self-hosted WordPress users through a Plugin for now. I could probably create another post on these two new features alone, but you can check it out yourself on Triberr.

So why aren’t you on Triberr? – Back to my original question, why aren’t you on Triberr? Is this your first time hearing about Triberr? Did you think it was by invitation only still? Oh I know, you don’t have a Twitter account. If you post once every lunar eclipse then it’s not the platform for you, but if you post at least once a week you’re missing out on something special. As you might have noticed, I’m somewhat passionate about Triberr. I think I’ve missed logging in two days in the last five months. If you’re serious about your blog, and want more viewers, I can’t think of any reason why you wouldn’t try Triberr.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post, it’s always appreciated. I would love to hear from bloggers that are part of the Triberr community and those that aren’t today. If you’re not a part of the community, I would like to hear the reasons. Maybe there are some misconceptions that I can clear up for you, or some questions that you need answered. Please hit me with your thoughts.

28 comments
Yourinda
Yourinda

Hi Steven,

this is such an awesome review of Triberr.

A few month ago I checked out this platform and I couldn't make sense of it. Your post helped me to understand it a lot more.

If you don't visitTribbr everyday, does that mean none of the posts get shared?

What about flooding your Twitter account with all these posts? 

Thank you so much for sharing this!

Cheers,

Yorinda


sambredl
sambredl

Today is my first day on Triberr :) I'm still a bit lost and still looking for a Tribe^^As HLeichsenring mentioned earlier there are hardly any german speaking bloggers yet. I started the a german PR and Marketing Tribe called "Lonsdaleite". Hope to connect with y'all soon!

MorganBarnhart
MorganBarnhart

I LOVE Triberr. :) I have discovered some awesome people & stories from Triberr; like yourself. :) I truly think everyone needs to be apart of Triberr as it really does create awesome tribes and relationships. :) Great article!

Levi Wardell
Levi Wardell

Wow Steve, this is a new one for me and I can't wait to dive in. I just started a new blog so it might be an interesting case study to concentrate on traffic/reach growth through this specific channel.

 

It almost seems like this may be an excellent way to gain the audience you'd get from guest blogging but still retain the content on your own domain.

airine_abenes
airine_abenes

I just only knew it from you thanks will try to join too

thegreenlistusa
thegreenlistusa

WOW!! I had never heard about it!!! I will be signing up In the AM!!!

HotBlogTips
HotBlogTips

I'm pretty new to Triberr and belong to just two Tribes (Thanks Steve) and I couldn't be more impressed. Not only do we get to network within the Tribes, I'm getting to know a lot of cool people everywhere I go online.

tracibrowne
tracibrowne

I have no issues with the tool at all...just the people who use the tools poorly...which has been my experience when I see these tweets in my stream. 

NewsMeBack
NewsMeBack

Looks like Triberr is valuable for bloggers.

GeeklessTech
GeeklessTech moderator

I'll be back tonight to answer all comments...Thanks for stopping by...

tracibrowne
tracibrowne

I'm not on it because nothing says "I couldn't be bothered to take the time to read this but you should" like an auto tweet

HLeichsenring
HLeichsenring

So far I am still waiting for the German tribes and hope they will come soon

Kind regards from Germany

Hansjörg

GeeklessTech
GeeklessTech moderator

Don't be shy...Come on you Bloggers...

dinodogan
dinodogan

Hi @Yourinda 

You control how often posts go out. Default is ummmm 25 minutes between shares, if memory serves. You can adjust it to whatever you like of course. 

There is an inactivity trimer which stops importing your posts, but it's only for those who havent shared anything in over 30 days. 


hope that helps :-)


Dino

Founder of Triberr

GeeklessTech
GeeklessTech moderator

 @trontastic Thanks for stopping by and commenting Levi.  Just a great platform on many levels.  I great way to get your new blog off the ground.

GeeklessTech
GeeklessTech moderator

 @thegreenlistusa Hi Tara...You're going to like it...Once you register, let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks for the comment.

GeeklessTech
GeeklessTech moderator

 @HotBlogTips Hi Brian...I couldn't agree with you more...Some nice relationships can and are being built within the tribes.  That alone makes it so valuable.

GeeklessTech
GeeklessTech moderator

 @NewsMeBack Yes, Triberr has a lot to offer bloggers.  Like anything else, if you make the most of it...

GeeklessTech
GeeklessTech moderator

 @tracibrowne As Dino mentioned Traci, it is a manual effort now...Each post has to be approved.  Do I read every post that I tweet? No.  You need to determine you can trust to deliver content consistently.  Each user can quickly delete a post they feel is not a good fit for their audience, or is just plain garbage.  It has changed for the better.  I look forward to seeing you inside the community.  Have a great weekend.

dinodogan
dinodogan

 @tracibrowne I dont think thats fair, Traci.

 

When we first started a year ago, there was an influx of, shall we call them "eager" bloggers who indiscriminately tribed up with others and didnt care about what gets shared via their accounts. 

 

This is the classic case of one bad apple.

 

Triberr is now Manual. We make it really easy for people to read and approve the post right inside their Tribal Stream, and the culture of the community is something Im extremely proud of.

 

Hope that helps explain it. We're not perfect, and we dont know always what we're doing, but our intentions are to bring more eyeballs to amazing content written by little bloggers.

Latest blog post: Blogosphere: Then and Now

GeeklessTech
GeeklessTech moderator

 @HLeichsenring  As Dino responded, take the lead...I'm sure you could build a strong and efficient tribe fairly quickly...

HLeichsenring
HLeichsenring

My understanding so far was that I need an invitation from a tribe to participate in that tribe. Unfortunatly noeone semeed to be able so far to send me such an invite ;-)

GeeklessTech
GeeklessTech moderator

 @acebizguy Thanks for stopping by Bruce and commenting.  I have no doubt you will enjoy it...Have a good one!