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Can Triberr Get You More Traffic?


Triberr is built for 99% of blogs in the blogosphere – blogs that previously got little or no website traffic.

That can’t be bad! 😁😍

In the words of Dino Dogan, the founding father of Triberr, here’s the thing:

Triberr is not really the one driving traffic. Triberr is only a tool.

It’s up to each and every one of us to build quality tribes, and write quality content. Triberr is simply a platform that helps you leverage existing relationships you have with bloggers, and build new ones.

I’ve been using Triberr and recommending it to other bloggers almost since its inception.

It’s about time I actually published a post on what Triberr does, what it doesn’t do, and how to use it to establish your blog presence.

What Is Triberr?

what is triberr

from Triberr’s original FAQ

At its core, Triberr is a platform to manage groups called Tribes.

A tribe is a group of people, typically bloggers, who write about the same topics.

For example, if I were a food blogger, I’d look for a tribe that consists of other food bloggers.

find triberr tribe

More examples of common interest tribes built around a specific subject, topic, or a niche:

  • Writing
  • Marketing
  • Gardening
  • Pets
  • etc.

Examples of shared values are tribes built around a specific set of core values:

  • Democrats
  • Republicans
  • Environmentalism
  • Sustainability
  • Education
  • etc.

Yet more Triberr tribe examples:

  • a tribe built around a location
    Tucson Bloggers tribe bloggers from various markets (food, marketing, real estate, etc.) residing in one location:Tucson.
  • a tribe built around posting frequency
    everyone in the tribe posts once per week
  • a tribe built around an event
    stay in touch (in a meaningful way) with bloggers from a specific event

Once you’ve identified a tribe to join, you can start by “following” the tribe.

When you “follow” a tribe, you are joining the group as an observer. This means you can see and share blog posts from the group, but they can’t see or share your blog posts. This is like an introduction period.

As soon as you follow a tribe, newly published posts from other tribe members will start to show up in your tribal stream:

Triberr stream

You’ll have the option of approving and sharing those posts.

After you’ve interacted with the tribe through sharing, commenting and engaging with members, the Chief may decide to promote you to a full fledged tribe member. As a full member, your posts will appear in the Tribal Stream of other tribe members for them to share, comment and engage with.

You may choose to create and run your own Triberr tribe, in which case you will have the ability to invite, promote or remove members and followers at your discretion.

I realize that this very short summary of Triberr wasn’t exactly “value-added”, so I took my time to put together this Slideshare presentation to walk you through establishing your own Triberr presence step by step:

Use this presentation step by step to establish (or re-establish) your Triberr presence.

For more Triberr tutorials, visit Triberr knowledge base.

Other Triberr Uses

I am all for multitasking.

The more I can do with fewer tools, the better.

Here are just some ideas to how to maximize your time on Triberr.

Use Triberr as a Content curation tool

Whether you do link roundups or comment on other blogs or simply want to keep up with great content on the web, Triberr can help you to kill all those birds with one stone.

Use Triberr as a Google Reader alternative

Similarly to using Triberr as a content creation tool, you can use it an alternative to the dying dead Google reader.

Use Triberr for Guest posting

Waiting for someone to notice your awesome content is not nearly as effective as finding blogs that are a perfect match for your post and suggesting to the bloggers to reblog it.

As you can imagine, you need to proceed with caution here – building relationships first and asking to reblog later is the best way to go.

Use Triberr Commenting System

Yes, Triberr has its own commenting system.

You can easily implement it on your blog with Triberr plugin for WordPress.

Why would you want to do it?

I am usually not in favor of using third-party commenting systems, but Triberr commenting is different.

First of all, it doesn’t replace the native WordPress system – it can be used in addition to it.

And here’s where Triberr commenting is brilliant: it syncs comments no matter where you post it.

For instance, your blog post shows up in your Triberr tribe’s stream.

Someone comments on your post from Triberr stream – that comment shows up on your blog post on your blog as well. If someone reblogs your post, that very comment will show up on that reblogged post as well.

Time-saver? You bet.

From Dino Dogan’s Time Management Platform For Bloggers post:

Use Triberr to Share Different Content

Here’s a tip: your blog is not that only feed you can share on Triberr.

In theory, you can share your content hosted on any third-party platform on Triberr.

The “good to know’s”:

  • Think of sites that host valuable content written/created by you; good examples are YouTube and Slideshare.
  • You can add as many RSS feeds as you want under your account settings (screenshot below), but assign only one RSS feed per tribe.

triberr rss

Go under Account Settings => My blogs => Add Blog.

As you can see, I added my YouTube channel as one of the “blogs”.

Once you add your RSS feeds, under Add Blog, you need to assign each blog to a tribe.

Click on Assign Tribes and pick what you’d like to share with each tribe.

triberr assign tribes

If you are a member of several tribes, it’s nice to share different content you publish on other third-party websites and not just your own blog – as long as that content is of high quality and matches the tribe interests, of course.

You can take this a step further: create tribes that share only YouTube videos or Slideshare presentations.

You can assign a different blog to a tribe every 30 days.

#TriberrFail

Yes, Triberr has had its ups and downs.

Here’s the other side of the coin:

Is Triberr Divisive? by Jack Steiner

The evolution of  Triberr has changed so that the average member doesn’t receive the “automagical” sharing of their posts that we once did and consequently people spend more time looking at reciprocity.

In simple terms that means that they don’t want to share your posts unless you are sharing theirs. In concept it sounds simple but in practice it reminds me of my children screaming “play fair.”

Utter Triberr Failin this post, Katrina Joyner writes:

[Triberr] it’s a wonderful premise. In a world less centered around teaching our kids not to share hairbrushes, car rides, the air we breathe it would work out great. Lately, however, not so much for me and triberr. I’ve noticed a marked lack of reciprocal sharing. I share others’ posts. They don’t share mine. Week after week, nothing changes. I share. They don’t. To be quite frank, I’ve been feeling a little used.

A Triberr Confessional –  Amy McCloskey Tobin at SpinSucks.com

Before I quit using Triberr, I decided to take some responsibility regarding how I was choosing to use it. I stopped sharing all of my tribemates’ posts, and took the retribution from some choosing not to share mine anymore either. I began to see Triberr as a curation tool. I did have a lot of great bloggers in my tribes, so instead of blaming Triberr for how I used it, I started to regard it as a safe keeping spot for blogs I intended to read.

Bottom line: YOU create your Triberr experience.

You want to be respected for sharing only quality content on Twitter – via Triberr or any other means? You can do that.

You want to create a cream of the crop tribe in your niche? You can do that.

You want to pollute your Twitter followers’ stream with mediocre posts just for the sake of sharing? You can do that too.

My Best Triberr Traffic Generation Advice

Triberr is not about traffic generation; it’s about influence.

Influence can’t be measured in Google Analytics, and that’s why so many bloggers give up on Triberr so quickly. They don’t see enough of tangible ROI (i.e. traffic), so they decide Triberr is not worth their time.

I get a lot of traffic from them [Triberr], it can be hard to tell exactly how much, since a lot of the traffic is derived from twitter or wherever others are sharing your content.

With my personal growth blog, my #1 referrer of traffic is twitter and #3 is Triberr itself. Twitter is the #2 referrer for my author blog and most of my tweets are from Triberr.

~Stacy Claflin in a comment on my Facebook fan page

I am not saying Triberr works like a charm for every blogger in every niche. But I do hope you’ll give it a fair shake.

Here’s how:

1. Give Triberr time

Just like everything in business, building influence with Triberr takes time. Us wishing it wasn’t so is not going to speed up the process.

2. Use Triberr instead of Twitter

It’s much easier to cut through the noise on Triberr than it is on Twitter.

It’s easier to network, get noticed, create a following.

Twitter influence will be a result of your Triberr influence.

3. Don’t Get Caught in Numbers

Numbers are always tempting, even when we know they are a bunch of hot air. It’s just human nature.

And so it is with Triberr. It’s very tempting to be a member of dozens of tribes with millions of Twitter followers.

However, let me put it into a prospective for you:

  • Ana Hoffman has just over 3,500 Twitter followers (not much by some bloggers’ standards, BUT these are all organically grown followers – people who actually want to hear from her, read her tweets, and actively share them).
  • A blogger you’ve never heard of with a mediocre site has over 100,000 followers (many of them have egg-shaped profile pics and constantly tweet about getting thousands of new Twitter followers in a day or two).

Which one would you rather share your post?

I love this word of warning from Nicole Cook.

WARNING: Do not get caught up in a numbers game.

At the beginning, I had a reach of over 700,000 people amongst the tribes I was in. I felt like I was on top of the world.

I was terrified when I decided to leave a few tribes that my stats would fall. But that actually didn’t happen. Guess what? They rose.

Because now I am in Tribes that match my niche, their followers are engaged which is truly the most important part– (it’s hard to be engaged with users when you have thousands of people you’re following and you’re not actually “talking” to them, but just spurting out tweets all day to posts you haven’t read.)

I wound up with hundreds of new followers, tons of new readers that actively visit daily or near daily and engagement – actually getting to know other bloggers. That was my goal and I was successful.

Originally, I was not getting near the number of hits I have gotten in the past several months after removing myself from those huge tribes with no specific niche.

I will stress it again, use Triberr wisely – it’s not as much about the reach as you think if you’re not in the right tribes. So while your reach may decrease by leaving a tribe that doesn’t fit, if you join up in another tribe that is more your niche, even with smaller numbers – you’ll watch your stats climb.

Well said, Nicole, and that quote brings me to my next point:

4. Create Your Own Tribe

Yes, people are fed up with tribe invites. There are way too many tribes out there as it is.

But listen: creating your own tribe with a few highly targeted bloggers that create great content in your niche is the single best (and quickest) way for you (and them) to be well on your way to increasing your Twitter influence and website traffic.

This would be akin to another traffic generation strategy I used to put Traffic Generation Café on the map of internet marketing blogs to reckon with: building your own commenting tribe. Triberr is the perfect platform to give that traffic strategy a face lift.

Building a great tribe will take time. You’ll have to go through a few deadbeats who just won’t share no matter how hard you try. Or they’ll be full of excitement when they first start, share a few posts, but then realize they have to work for it after all, and simply stop showing up.

It’ll happen.

Cut them loose and move on.

Keep looking for people who want the same thing you do: to share quality content with their followers, gain new followers and readers, and building a long-term authority for themselves and their sites.

5. Make Triberr a Habit

Triberr will only work for you if you show up. Regularly.

So make it a habit to stop by once a day. Or every other day.

Just like you make it a habit to visit Twitter or Facebook. Or check your email. Or respond to comments.

Engagement doesn’t happen automatically.

6. Start an Atomic (Automatic) Tribe

Do you use Twitterfeed, Hootsuite, MarketMeStuite, or any other sharing platform to automatically tweet the latest blog posts from your favorite blogs?

I hope you do; it’s a great way to provide valuable content to your followers and avoid blowing your own trumpet all the time.

That’s exactly what automatic Triberr tribes are about – they allow your fans to automatically share your blog posts with their Twitter followers.

It’s good for the tribe members and their followers – they don’t have to remember to share your posts; and it’s good for you – you get retweets without having to beg for them.

It does take true super-fans to build an automatic tribe though. Your content has to be top-notch, but what’s the point of having a blog if your content sucks to begin with, right?

There’s one catch with automatic tribes though: you have to be a Prime member to start one (it was $40/month last time I checked).

Triberr Marketing Takeaway

Triberr is definitely a powerful tool to launch or expand your online influence and reach.

It simply works.

Whether you figure out how to put it to work for YOU is entirely up to… you guessed it – YOU.

Have fun storming Triberr!

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Want a new website before 2022?


Most of us start the year with goals: those things we hope to accomplish between each year’s New Years’ party. For some, it’s a company mandate. For others, it’s self-driven. No matter the root of your goals, the 2021 calendar indicates that we’re halfway to the end-of-year deadline. 

I’ve heard from several folks who said they want a new website before the end of the year. One of them said, “Yeah – I’ll start looking into it in the fall.” While his intentions were good, his timeline was anything but.

Understanding how long it takes to complete a project is vital to setting deadlines for your goals. Over the years, I’ve often had conversations with executives who believe a professional, high-quality new website can be created in three or four weeks. While that may be true in some situations, my experience of watching and being a part of hundreds of website builds tells me it is a misguided assumption. 

There are several key things to consider when sketching out your new website timeline:

First – what is the caliber of website you are expecting?

Do you want it to be a strategic marketing vehicle that generates new business leads and reassures prospective customers? Strategy takes time to develop if it is based on data. Pouring over analytics reports, potential keywords to employ, and user data is not an overnight task.  Do you desire quality content? Great copywriters can work quickly – but if they don’t have time to properly research your brand and your industry, the words on the page may not motivate customers to buy from you. 

Great websites are built using a proven process. In fact, the process Engenius uses has undergone a decade of refinement and now has over one hundred fifty steps to ensure that every website produced achieves a minimum level of quality. High-quality websites that achieve revenue-based results are not built in a day. (Interested in learning more? Start the conversation.)

Second – how much preparation have you given to the process?

Have you considered a list of competitor websites that appear to be successful? Have you taken time to understand your own brand enough to articulate it well to a marketing firm? Have you documented your sales process and how you hope to receive leads from your new website? 

It is not vital to do all of these things before talking to a web design firm; in fact, they may be able to help you answer these questions. It is important, however, to realize that answering these questions takes time.

Third – how much time and what level of priority can you devote to your new website?

If you are thinking you can hand a pile of paper to your website company and walk away, you are mistaken. In our modern world, your website is the hub of your entire marketing strategy. Devoting time to the scheduled review checkpoints with your website team will ultimately determine the success of the project. 

Only you work in your business day-in and day-out, meeting with customers, understanding the needs of those you work with. Your website team should be experts in developing great websites – but you cannot expect them to know every nuance of your company, your brand, and your approach to sales and marketing. Put succinctly: you must make time to be available to your website team throughout the process.

Determining how much time you have to devote to the website build process is vital for setting your own expectations. If you are going to let weeks elapse between giving content, reviewing, giving feedback, and approval to your website team, then expect the project to last a while. If you have the flexibility to review and give approval within two days, expect the project to move along at a more normal pace.

My experience tells me that a great modern website takes about three months to build, from the day the contract is signed to the day it launches – IF everything is optimal, the client doesn’t take a vacation in the middle of the project, and the client responds within two business days to all requests. However, because many clients have multiple priorities to juggle and the new website is merely one of them, most great website projects take between four and five months to realistically get from contract to launch.

Is a new website a goal you set for 2021?

If launching before the ball drops on New Year’s is a priority, now is the time to get your ducks in a row and begin the process. Waiting until fall to even start talking about it will only lead to one of two things: sacrificing quality or missing your deadline. 



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How To Make Money Writing and Selling Your EBooks Online


Today, the popularity of eBooks has opened up opportunities to both writers and non-writers. You can make money writing and selling your ebooks online as a freelance writer or by hiring a ghostwriter to do it for you.

The EASIEST Ways To Earn Extra Cash Online…

It doesn’t matter whether you are an experienced wordsmith or a newbie writer, you can make money writing fiction or non-fiction ebooks. Still curious on how you can make money writing ebooks? This article will fill you in with all the details so read on.

How To Start Writing eBooks

1. Choose a Topic 

The first step to making money writing and selling ebooks is to find a topic you want to write about. If you have a blog, you can write an ebook on the topic of your blog. If not, you can write on any topic once you can provide valuable content.

Have you already written articles and blog posts for others on a niche topic? Then you’re already in the perfect position to write ebooks on that topic for you to sell to potential customers. 

Have a think about what subjects you enjoy writing about. Once you’ve chosen your topic, what’s next!

2. Write Your eBook

Now that you know what topic you wish to focus on, start writing a helpful ebook that you know will solve a problem for your readers, something they will need, want and love. 

You can easily do this in Microsoft Word and Google Docs in the first instance before converting and making your ebook compatible with a number of online ebook platforms. Go here for a tutorial.

3. Design Your eBook

The next step is to make sure that your eBook stands out from the crowd by designing a great cover with a professional and attractive look. 

You can do this yourself using an application like Canva which has great templates that can be easily updated, or you can choose to pay someone to design your ebook for you. 

Fiverr is a great place to find a graphic designer if you don’t have the design experience. With a stunning cover design, your ebook can grab the attention of your ideal target readers.

4. Upload Your EBook

Once you are happy with the content and design of your ebook you can upload or publish your book online. There are several places where you can upload your ebook and they are as follows:

You can upload your ebook to your very own blog or site. You can add payment buttons by selling your digital products through a third party provider like Gumroad, Sendowl, Easy Digital Downloads, Shopify Lite, Payhip, or Woocommerce and quickly collect your payments through PayPal, Stripe and other payment gateways.

Amazon has a worldwide audience, so uploading your book to their site can attract a huge number of buyers. You can upload the Amazon link of your ebook to your own blog or site and it’s both FREE and easy to get started!

  • iBooks is another which is a part of the Apple ebook platform similar to Kindle publishing.
  • You can self-publish your ebooks via Smashwords another reputable platform. Smashwords allows you to distribute your e-books to the Apple iBookstore, the Sony Reader Store, Kobo, and more distributors.
  • Blurb.com works in a similar way to Smashwords and allows you to sell your ebook on the Blurb bookstore and connect to other online stores such as Amazon, iBooksstore. 

4. Promote Your eBook

Once you have done steps one through three how are you going to promote your book to get those sales? 

Writing an attention grabbing description of your ebook with useful keywords will help to sell it quicker. You can use any of the social media platforms to promote and market your ebook such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and, of course if you already have a blog or site you can definitely promote it there too. 

You can use additional incentives such as coupon codes for introductory price reductions that can be redeemed at checkout.

You can also use other promoting strategies such as offering a giveaway, writing guest posts on other bloggers sites promoting your ebook, taking part in podcast interviews and even doing paid ads.

Another great method to promote your ebook is to share testimonials. You can get a small number of beta testers to review your ebook, use their positive reviews and share it on your blog or site and all relevant social media platforms.

Now that you’ve done the planning, creation and promoting, it’s time to sell your books. Continue reading to find out the best places to sell your ebooks,

Where Should I Sell My EBook?

Once you have published your ebooks online the aim is to earn money each time a copy is sold. Here are the best places to sell your ebook online:

1. Your Blog

As mentioned before, you can sell your ebooks directly on your own blog, keeping the majority of the profits. Keep in mind that the more traffic you generate on your blog the more money you can earn from the sale of your ebook. 

If you want the best results when selling on your blog make sure to write about the topics you blog about in a friendly and informative tone. That way, you will have an audience that is interested in your niche. The more readers that go to your blog will increase your chances of selling more ebooks.

Again, continue to promote your blog and ebooks through article marketing, social media networks, writing guest posts, and the many other methods.

2. Affiliate Programs

If you have been receiving a positive number of monthly sales and a lot of inquiries, you can set up an affiliate program for interested bloggers, writers, or anyone that wants to promote your ebooks. 

This is an excellent way for others to promote your ebook to a new audience and for you to make more money, gain new followers and help others promoting your ebook to earn money as well.

So how does it work? Your affiliate partners will do all the marketing of your books online via their own blogs, sites, social networks, or other channels and you will pay them an agreed amount of money for each sale brought about by their marketing effort. 

I recommend using SendOwl. With this platform you can provide each person with a unique affiliate link that they will share with their followers. This is one of the easiest ways to sell your ebooks online.

3. Online Platforms

There are a variety of other places on the internet where you can publish and sell your ebooks to make money every month. Here are a few more online platforms you can use to sell your ebooks to your targeted audience: 

4. Amazon

If you want to sell your books online, Amazon is the best place to get the exposure your online book needs to get sold. You can list your ebooks on Amazon paying a fixed amount as service fees. When a copy of your ebook is sold, you earn 70% of the sale. Amazon is a great selling platform that allows you to reach a much larger audience.

5. Kindle Store

With the Amazon Kindle store, you can publish ebooks on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) to make money online. Publishing on the Amazon Kindle store is a lucrative way to earn money from your ebook. The Kindle app can be used on almost any device such as iPads, smartphones with the advantage of reaching a global audience.

6. Google Play Books

Beside downloading apps on Google Play, a great place that you may not have thought of is Google Play Books. You will earn a 70% split on any ebook sold. It’s very simple to sign up to.

7. eBay

Although it’s not the first place you would think of, you can list your ebooks on eBay and sell them online. You pay a cut of the sale price for each transaction to eBay.

Tips on Making Money Selling eBooks

  • Content: The key to making money by writing and selling ebooks online is to write well-researched and informative content that provides a solution to a common problem people may have.
  • Non-Fiction: If you are writing non-fiction, make sure you write valuable, in-depth content that your readers will find helpful as there may be similar ebooks on that topic online already.
  • Cover: Have a great cover design that looks eye-catching and grabs the readers’ attention.
  • Reviews: If you are selling through Amazon, encourage buyers to leave an honest review. Getting reviews will help your ebook rank higher in search results on Google and other search engines so more prospective buyers can find and buy it.

Final Thoughts on Writing eBooks to Sell

Hopefully you’ve been inspired by the information to write and sell ebooks. Why not start writing a useful digital book? The positives of this profitable online business is that all age groups; teens, stay at home moms, and retirees are able to create, design and publish online books. 

To be successful as an ebook writer and seller, you must write great content on a desirable topic, have a well-designed cover, promote it on social media once it is published, and sell it via the various online platforms. Now is the time for you to enter this lucrative business and share this idea with others!

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