What’s your favorite bookmark? Twitter? Facebook? AdSense? For me, it’s my Triberr bookmark. Because that’s my instant, double-your-traffic-now button. That’s not an exaggeration – it really has doubled my traffic. The long-awaited silver bullet has arrived.
What is Triberr?
Whatever your revenue stream is – advertising, affiliate marketing, or selling a product or service – you need visitors to succeed.
Triberr helps you draw in extra traffic by becoming your personal syndication platform. Links to your new content appear in the Triberr dashboard, along with the first paragraph and a link to read the full story.
Other members can then share the link instantly with their followers on Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Google+ and LinkedIn.
Here’s what a post looks like when it’s ready to be shared:
You can see at the top who wrote the post – Shelley Kramer – along with the title, post intro and a link to read more. The number on the left shows that 51 people have shared the post so far, including the bloggers with profile pics underneath.
The traffic advantage is clear – when you publish a new post it’ll be shared through the social networks of dozens, perhaps more, of other bloggers.
For example, many of the posts I publish on Genius Startup are shared by some seriously social media savvy folks who have five and six figure Twitter followings, so I’m gaining a lot extra exposure for my content.
Two important prerequisites
1. The more unusual and original the post, the more shares you’ll tend to get. Things like 19 Twitter Tips You Absolutely MUST READ Right Now don’t get shared much.
2. You need to join in. While the importing of content is automated, the etiquette isn’t. No one expects you to share links that aren’t relevant to your followers but if you share someone’s content they’re likely to keep an eye out for one of your posts to share. Manners maketh the blogger.
Reblogging and comments that stalk your content
Your Triberr connections can also choose to reblog your post directly to their blog as a guest post. That gives the author wider exposure – with full credit, thanks to the embedded bio that’s included with syndicated posts – and the reblogger gets instant extra content to supplement their own original posts.
Basically, it’s similar to the system that sites like the Huffington Post and other big media outlets have been using for years.
Here’s another clever feature of Triber – the commenting system follows your reblogged content around. When the post is syndicated, the comments are too.
Getting started with Triberr
Go to the Triberr website and you’ll see lots of discussion about making blogging a respected profession, meetups and other stuff. But the heart of the platform is traffic building. That’s the reason I joined and I’ll bet it’s why you’re reading this now.
So that’s the aspect of Triberr we’ll concentrate on for the rest of the post – how to hook your site up to Triberr and set that traffic train in motion.
Sign up is easy. Go to Triberr and sign up with your Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn account. That’s it.
You can connect additional social media accounts via the Settings page, allowing you to share content on multiple platforms.
The next thing to do is connect the RSS web feed of your site to your account so that new posts will be available for sharing.
The easiest way to do this if you’re using WordPress is to use the plugin.
In WordPress Admin, go to Plugins > Add New and search for Triberr. On the next page, click Install Now and on the page after that Activate Plugin.
The final step is to go to Settings > Triberr and enter your API Token (think of it like a password), which you can find at http://triberr.com/settings/?pg=rss.
Once that’s done, every new post you publish will automatically appear in the Posts stream of every tribe you join.
Next step: Join a tribe
Tribes are groups of bloggers and web publishers with similar audiences and interests.
You can create your own tribe, but to keep it simple and to get you up and running quickly let’s concentrate on joining a existing tribe.
To find a tribe, click Tribes and then Browse All Tribes. On the next page you’ll need to choose the categories your blog covers.
Then click Start Connecting and you’ll see a page like this:
This page shows the full profile for the first tribe in your search. Clicking the arrow on the right takes you to the next tribe page.
When you find a tribe you like, click the Join Tribe button. You’ll see a message telling you that to join a tribe you need to leave a meaningful comment on three posts in the tribe’s Post Stream.
Click on a few story headlines and leave dazzling comments on the three that move you most. Once you’ve made your three comments, the system will send a request for you to join to the Tribe Chief.
If they accept your request – and they will if your comments are dazzling – you’ll get access to the reblogging and sharing features and your new posts will start appearing in the Post Stream.
Make sure you introduce yourself in the tribe forum – that always goes down well.
How to share posts
Once you’re part of a tribe, you’ll see a screen that lists new member blog posts over the last five days (older posts are automatically removed).
Let’s suppose I want to share that post by Shelly Kramer. All I have to do is click the Approve button.
If I want to rewrite the title to suit my style better (which I normally do), I just click Edit, write my new title and click Update. Then I click Approve. Like this:
Sensitive readers will have noted that the number of shares is now 93, rather than 51 as it was in the screenshot at the start of the post. That’s because I made them a few hours apart and Shelley writes popular content.
Each approved share gets added to a queue so you can approve multiple shares in one go without fear of bombarding your followers with updates.
Next steps and more resources
There are some advanced, paid for features, like Atomic Tribes (which is syndication on steroids – like having your own mini Reuters) but everything I mentioned in this post is free.
I can’t recommend Triberr enough and I urge you to give it a try. Not only has it helped increase my visitor numbers enormously but I’m now connected to some really interesting people creating great content who I might never have otherwise known.
For more tutorials and insights into what the platform can do take a look at AllTriberr.
Triberr was created by Dino Dogan and Dan Cristo. You can see a fun interview with Dino by one of my fellow tribe members, Gazalla Gaya, here in which he explains more about the platform, how syndicated content can help bloggers and the future of Triberr which includes an ad network.
UPDATE: This has been such a popular post, I decided to write a full, 43-page guide on how to multiply your traffic with Triberr. It’s takes you step-by-step through how to build your blog / website traffic traffic up without having to spend all day on social media. Yay! Check it out here.