Another Reason Why I Like Triberr

why I like triberr

My Quick List of Why I Like Triberr

In case you haven’t heard of Triberr, I’ll give you a quick list of why I like Triberr before I give you the new reason why I like it.

  • When I joined Triberr, my Twitter reach went from just under 16K to just over 124K
  • When I post a new blog post, members of my tribe usually retweet my blog post
  • My blog is “attached” to Triberr via RSS feed so once I publish my new post, I don’t have to do anything on Triberr
  • You can see the stats of how many clicks each tribe member’s retweet gets
  • Triberr is FREE – how cool is that?

Clarification

Now, I want to clarify a couple of things from above.  First, I noted members of my tribe usually retweet my blog post.  I wanted to make it clear, members are not obligated to retweet my blog posts, nor am I obligated to retweet theirs.  We can set it up on auto, or manual.  It’s completely up to each user.  This has been a controversial issue for individuals who don’t agree with, or don’t fully understand Triberr.

The Latest Reason Why I Like Triberr

Triberr has this cool new feature called Headline Testing.  We all know how important headlines are to articles, blog posts, etc.  You can have the best, most well written post out there, but if the headline sucks wind and it doesn’t attract any attention it does no good.  This new feature allows a tribe member to type a headline they are thinking of using and other tribe members vote whether they think it’s a “clickable” headline or not.  Depending on the results of the test, you can change your headline or keep it for your blog post.   To learn more about this great feature, click on the link above.

My Latest Triberr Stats

And in case you are doubting the validity of Triberr’s effectiveness, here are some numbers for you (in less than 30 days).

  • My follower count was somewhere around 15,000 when I joined Triberr, now it’s just over 16,200
  • Total tribe reach when I joined Triberr was somewhere around 124,000, now it’s 393,387
  • My Klout score was 59, now it’s 63
Other than when I first opened my Klout account, my score has not gone up that quickly in that short a period.  So there you have it, latest reason why I like Triberr.

Gone Triberr

What is Triberr?

If you have a blog and use Twitter as one of the social platforms to share your blog and haven’t signed up for Triberr, or haven’t been invited yet, you should check it out. 

Triberr Breakdown

The Cliff Notes of Triberr: Triberr is an invitation only social networking platform that allows people to invite others into their a “tribe”.  Once you are invited to a tribe you sign up your blog as an RSS feed and the other members of your tribe will automatically tweet your new posts.   The beauty about them tweeting your posts is all of the followers within the tribe who are logged onto Twitter when the post is tweeted see your posts.  Your reach is immediately expanded when you join the tribe.  Unlike SEO there is no waiting period or cost involved (other than purchasing additional bones which I will cover in another post).

I’ve created a very simple graphic to explain Triberr and how you can expand your reach by being invited to a tribe.  This is of course is based upon the fact that each member has 10,000 followers.  The numbers would be different if each member has a different number of followers.  For instance, if the chief had 25,000 followers, the total reach would be 85,000.

Triberr has their own blog with a “Triberr School”.  If you have not been invited by anyone, you can go to the Triberr website and request an invitation.  Don’t be insulted if you are turned down.  Each tribe has a limited number of slots available so they are very selective who they let into their tribes.  If you don’t have a large following don’t be discouraged, it’s not always about the numbers.  It’s also about the quality of your blog, and about your Twitter interaction, so if you want to go Triberr ~ you have to be a…

Triberr Warrior

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Preventing a Social Media Burnout

Let’s face it: social media is everywhere. From our home life to our work life and everything in between and outside of it, we are exposed to a ton of social media. We get it in our cell phones, we see it in magazines and TV commercials, in billboards, in websites, and even in obscure places (like tattoos). Not everyone is a power user when it comes to Twitter, Facebook, or other social media applications, but we don’t have to be power users to be susceptible to social media burnouts. I, myself, have been very close to burning out numerous times within the past 4 years, and I can say that it took a lot out of me to fight NOT burning out in the midst of all of this.

Get Unplugged

Seriously, this is the best thing to do BY FAR.  Get unplugged, and go do something that does not require looking into a computer screen. Play with your dog or your kids.  Go out for ice cream, or if you can help it, don’t do any work for a night or two (this is hard for us workaholics). If you’re someone like me, doing something that will let out some aggression, like playing Halo, is a great way to get “unplugged” but still be doing “technology.”

Get Fit

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been going back to working out and dancing hip hop/breakdancing. I have missed the dancing portion ever since I moved out of Seattle, and thankfully I have enough space that I can breakdance without actually breaking furniture. Working out and getting a workout alleviates stress and stimulates your endorphins, boosting your overall energy.

Get Outside

Half of my friends who have been in the social media realm for years have given me this advice, and personally it has worked very well for me. This is somewhat related to the “Get Unplugged” section, but more specifically to force you to do something outside, not just taking your eyes off of a computer screen.

Not sure what to do? Spend 15-20 minutes to walk around your neighborhood with your dog. Go to the driving range for 30-45 minutes and release some tension. Refocus your brain to doing something else, so that when you get back into social media, you’ll have a better mindset for it.

Get Rejuvenated and Refocused

Rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit on a consistent basis. Find something you love to do and are passionate about outside of the computer screen and start doing it regularly. Focusing your mind elsewhere for a short period of time helps you get yourself out of the social media rut and can help rejuvenate your mindset when you’re in the daily trenches of social media life, and in life in general. Whether this means being with family, going out for coffee with friends, or window shopping at your local mall, get rejuvenated.

Get Some Sleep

Social media has so much noise that, at times, we just want that noise to go away. What better way to make this happen than to get yourself some rest. Power naps are great, but sleeping 4-6 hours a night won’t do you any good. Take some time off for yourself AND your body.

Do you have any opinions, comments, or other ways to prevent social media burnout? Let us know!

David
@zioneyemedia

 

 

Content and Social Media

When people say “Content is King”, it’s a pretty much a no-brainer, right?  But my recent discovery of @MarketingProfs‘ article,  “Content Fuels Social Media Interaction,” regarding the integration of social media and your search content definitely takes social content into a whole new level.  The article implies a heavy impact that this integration and combination has on how content is driven in this crazy web-based world that we live in.

A study conducted by AOL and Nielsen, this social media article displays the importance of the value that social media places in today’s communication and marketing efforts.  I’m really astounded by the data that this study aggregated.  Here are some specifics based on specific marketing channels (note: these are taken straight out of the article):

  • 42% of all Twitter posts contain content-sharing links; 73% of Twitter posts related to a specific industry (auto, tech, finance, and entertainment) contain sharing links.
  • 41% of all blog posts contain content-sharing links; 64% of industry-specific blog posts contain such links.
  • 12% of all Facebook posts contain content content-sharing links; 22% of industry-specific Facebook posts contain such links.
  • Email is the primary content-sharing tool among surveyed consumers (66%), followed social media (28%) and instant messaging (4%).
  • Consumers say trust and desire play a vital role in how they share information.  Formats of how these are shared include:
    • Link-back media: 60% of content shared on social platforms includes a link (URL) to published content on an external site.
    • Pass-along media: 36% of content shared on social platforms is embedded.
  • Think about this statistic: 73% of specific industries contain shareable/sharing links!!! And 60% of all link-back media are published on external sites, meaning that they are able to share it effectively and provides others access for downloads.

    I’m sure that @CocaCola had a very good reason on why they would take a big chunk (I think at least $50M) of their marketing budget to focus on Facebook and Twitter.  While that sum may not be applicable for smaller businesses, you can still benefit from leveraging your marketing efforts with your social content without breaking your bank.  Even with the smallest amount of budget, using your social content to your advantage opens up a vast portal for your company’s reach to expand within your industry and beyond.

    All it takes is time, effort, relationships, and LOTS of relevant content.

    View the whole article!

     

    Top Posts of the Day

    I recently read a few really good posts and  realized I had not posted my Top Posts of the Day in a while.  It’s important that you know, the posts I share here aren’t being shared just for the sake of filling space.

    So here they are for today, the first of which is from a great source you might even wan to subscribe to yourself someday, Search Engine JournalHow to Promote Your Blog and Increase Traffic had some great points.  Even if you’re a pro, you might learn something.

    The next post pointed out something I need to address.  I’ll let you read Vertical Measures 10 Deadly Internet Marketing Mistakes Small Business Owners Must Avoid and then let me know if you can tell me what I’ve done wrong with my site.  We should all make it a goal to overcome any of the mistakes that are listed on this post.

    Finally, this one was shared by Mari Smith, but posted on Social Media ExplorerIf Facebook Comments are Gold, Here’s How to Dig for More is a well-written piece that kept me wanting more despite it’s length.  You can bet I will bookmark this post and come back to it from time to time.