Fun With Tumblr Equals Weblog Traffic
If you have a weblog, you need traffic. The microblogging service, Tumblr, with its heavy social media integration, may also help you to get that traffic. Currently, 92.5 blogs are hosted on the service: it's an ecosystem in itself.

It's attention-grabbing that Tumblr seems to have doubled the number of blogs it hosts in a little bit less than a year. Developed in 2007, the service is slightly younger than Twitter.

So, what is it? It is a microblogging platform. It is similar to Twitter in its social interactivity: you'll see all the Tumblr blogs you observe in a stream of posts. It is also similar to Twitter in that the platform encourages you to submit snippets: short posts, images, movies, quotes and links.

I have been running a blog since 2000, so I've tried just about each platform, and Tumblr is the easiest to use. Let's take a look at how you should use it to get traffic to your main blog or website.

Easy methods to Use Tumblr As a Traffic Generator

Start by clicking the Customise button on the high right of your new microblog. (It is advisable be logged in.) Add a title, and a description. You possibly can link to your main blog (the one to which you wish to send visitors) in your description. Click the Pages/ Add a Page link, to add pages. You should use your pages to promote anything you choose.

Then add your Twitter, Facebook and different social media profiles to the Social Bar.

Next...

1. Post Quick, Eye-Catching Content

Received interesting pictures? Post them. Users react to, and can reblog, humorous material. Relatively than posting a photograph of your CEO behind his desk subsequently, post a photograph of your CEO throwing a frisbee for his dog.

Pull a superb quote from an article in your main blog, and submit that. (The service has a bookmarklet which makes it easy to publish materials in seconds.)

Keep in mind to add tags (keywords) to your content.

2. Repurpose Your Weblog's Content

The older your primary blog is, the more nice blog content material it contains. Most of it is going to by no means be seen by your audience. Pull snippets and quotes from these articles and put up them to your new microblog to present it a new lease of life.

You can queue content, choosing the number of things you wish to add in a day, and the hours at which you want that content material to go live.

3. Get Social: Reblog Posts from Blogs You're Following

This service is a world of its own: it is advisable grow to be a part of that world. Follow others, and their content will seem in your stream. Reblog others' often.

You will see that "notes" appear on each piece of content material you have revealed, if others have "appreciated" or reblogged the content.

Here's the reason I like Tumblr: you may build up a following, and get site visitors from that following, in less than 5 minutes a day. Set up your microblog, and you'll have enjoyable, as well as growing your traffic.