Two weeks ago, I was introduced to and then joined two tribes on Triberr, “The reach multiplier”, which is yet another free, social media tool to help drive traffic to your blog. At this point I would say that I am “on the fence” about the tool because although it does drive traffic, I have to give up a lot of control over my Tweet content.
Here’s a quick recap of the Triberr basics, so you can determine if it is right for you…
- What is a Tribe? A group of fellow bloggers working together via a website tool to help promote each other’s blog content. Some Tribes focus on one blog subject (e.g. sales bloggers or marketing bloggers) while other Tribes support diverse content. You have the ability to join up to four tribes. The two Tribes I belong to are Customer eXperience Optimization – #CXO and the STA tribe.
- How do you join a Tribe? You accept an invitation to join by an existing Tribe Member or you can request to join and wait to be accepted.
- What are the benefits of being a Tribe Member? Tribe Members agree to promote each other’s content via Twitter. If Tribe Members have large followings, your content will get significant exposure ultimately leading to traffic to your blog. (If you have a new blog, Triberr could be a great tool to get it off the ground before the SEO benefits kick in.) In addition, your Tribe Members give you ongoing Tweet content and the Triberr software posts it for you. You no longer have to scour blogs to find interesting content, the Triberr process does it for you.
- What reporting does Triberr offer? I am still a beginner, but some of the main features are: Number of tweets, Tweet click-throughs and blog quality ratings
- How do I promote other Tribe Member’s content? Is it manual? After you create your personal profile and give Twitter access to the Triberr App, the cross-promotion is done automatically. Within minutes of Tribe Members publishing new content, you Tweet it.
- Can I choose not to promote a Tribe Member’s blog post? Yes. You can manually delete scheduled tweets posted on the “Tribal Stream” tab, if you catch them in time. Before content is promoted it will appear on the Triberr website in your Tribal Stream. If you see a post that you don’t want to tweet, you can manually delete it from your stream. When you set up your account, be sure to program in some buffer time in between automatic tweets to give you extra time to do this.
- Can I prevent one of my blog posts from getting promoted by others? Yes. You have the ability to go to the “My Stream” tab and pause the post to prevent it from being promoted.
- What are the cons of joining Triberr? The biggest con (and my biggest concern) is that you lose control over your Tweet content including what you promote and when you promote it.
- You may not like some of your fellow Tribe Members’ blog posts but are obligated to promote them anyway.
- If you are part of a large tribe you may send out too many Tweets, which could annoy your followers. Per their website, “Triberr imports new posts and staggers the tweeting in 40 to 120 minute intervals” However, this is not always what happens. There have been several occasions when tweets have been sent just minutes apart.
- Last, everyone in your Tribe sends out identical tweets, which (in my opinion) reduces the quality of your tweets. I know that some of my followers are also following my Tribe Mates, and duplicate posts add no value for them.
Are you a Tribe Member? What do you think of the app? Love to hear your comments….