In 2014 for the first time I created an account with Triberr to see just how effective it would be to use Triberr for traffic and audience growth.
Now I have a reach of over 29 million, one of the largest in the entire Triberr network.
The beautiful thing is I have done it with minimal effort on my part and a tiny Twitter following. In this post I will show you how anyone (yes anyone) can create a large Triberr following using the right strategy.
What Is Triberr And Why Does It Matter?
Triberr is different.
It is all about connecting you with other bloggers that can promote your content.
Consider the math – it is astonishing.
On Triberr, my posts appear in the feed of 500+ bloggers, across 38 tribes, which collectively have a Twitter reach of 29 million followers.
This means that if every blogger were to promote my post it would appear on the feed in front of 29 million people.
I do not have the largest reach on Triberr nor am I in the biggest tribes with the most tribemates nor am I the most active person on the platform.
Despite that, I am close to being one of the Top 100 Bloggers On Triberr
And I did it despite two things:
- Only working on Triberr for about one hour a day for two weeks to get started, and 10 minutes a day going forward.
- Having only a few hundred twitter followers.
If you follow what I am about to write, I have no doubt you can also increase your reach, and improve your Twitter prowess.
UPDATE: Here's Ms. Ileane's review of the latest updates to Triberr (as of May 2017).
Joining The Right Tribes on Triberr
The key to getting started is joining the right tribes.
On Triberr there are hundreds of tribes and there is no point in joining them all, because you cannot be an active member in all of them, and many of them are not related to your niche.
Here are the criteria that you should consider:
Join Tribes With An Active Chief: In order to get promoted to member, you have to get the permission of a chief. A lot of chiefs are not active in the platform, and therefore you can never get promoted. It is easy enough to tell if the chief is responding to messages and has logged into the platform recently.
Join those tribes.
Join Tribes With A Large Reach: The reach of a tribe is basically the sum of the number of twitter followers that members and followers of the group have. The larger the reach, the more people will see your post if it is promoted.
A good rule of thumb is above 100k.
In addition to that, if the group has a low number of people with a high reach, it’s even better.
This means that the people have large twitter followings, and a single share will yield more exposure.
On average, my tribes have a reach of around 400k.
Join every group you are invited to (if it’s relevant): If someone invites you to a group and it’s relevant, why not join?
This will increase your reach, and sometimes dramatically. One day I received an invite to 5 groups, and just from that my reach went up 2 million.
Target Tribes With All Members And No Followers: In order to be a member of a group, the chief has to promote you, otherwise, you are a follower. A follower does not receive the benefit of having their posts shared.
On occasion, you will see groups with all members, often this means that the chief is nice and will make everyone a member who applies.
At the very least, look for a good ratio of members to followers.
Avoid Maxed Out Groups: Groups max out at around 30 members, which means there is no more room for members, only followers.
If you see a group that has 25 or more members, then it is quite possible the chief is not accepting anymore members, so you should avoid these groups.
Join Many (Relevant) Tribes: The more tribes you join, the greater reach you will have (assuming that you will become a member in some of these).
Although you should try to be active in the tribes you join, if you are looking to increase your reach, without a doubt, you have to join lots of tribes.
Getting Promoted To Tribe Member:
So now you know what groups to target, but how do you become a member?
In my experience, about 10-20% of tribes will make you a member right away. For the others, you are going to have to work for it.
Here’s how to go about it.
Request Promotion Immediately: When you join you have the option to request promotion to member. Do it. If the chief is active and thinks you are a good fit, he will promote you to a member. If not, at least you have expressed your interest and a request later on may be given more consideration.
Makes Friends With The Chief: Just like people will tell you to comment on blogs to get noticed, commenting in tribes has a similar effect. Most people drop links or request promotion right away, so a thoughtful comment can go a long way to stand out from the crowd.
Share Often: Sharing is caring, right? Triberr is nice in that it collates all of your tribe activity into a single stream. This makes it easy to log in see what is new and share the good articles even though I am part of many tribes I still find that just logging in once a day is enough to keep up to date with the relevant articles
Use The Triberr plugin: Install the free Triberr plugin. This makes it so that images will get posted along with your article. Naturally an image makes your article more attractive and more shareable.
There is another way to get your images to appear on Triberr and it's a little work-around that Ms. Ileane shares in this video: How to Make Your Content Stand Out on Triberr
How To Build An Awesome Tribe
Perhaps the quickest way to build a large following is to create your own tribe there are no limits to creating tribes as far as I can tell you can create as many as you want and invite whoever you want and as I mentioned before that you should never turn down an invite many other people feel the same way and they will join your tribe because you invited them under the assumption that you will make it awesome. I created two tribes, one on Internet Business and the other on Entrepreneurship.
The two have a combined reach of over 2 million so you can see they are higher than my average tribe. They are also directly responsible to me receiving invites and shares from other bloggers so the benefits of being a chief are notable.
Target People In Groups You Are Not A Member Of: Triberr has a means of weeding out the duplicates so if you are in two tribes with the same person then you are not actually increasing your following. Therefore when you create a tribe you should invite a new person whom you do not have a prior relationship with.
Invite people with large reaches: What can I say if someone has a large Twitter following they aren't attractive member for your tribe and if they're relevant and active you should strongly consider inviting them. I do not want to say you should ignore the little guy but do consider that you only have 30 spots for your group.
An offshoot of this is what I call the big fish which is to invite someone who has a Twitter following in the tens of thousands these people attract other people because they dramatically increase the reach of the group and makes it more likely that other people who are invited to accept their invitation.
Leave a few spots open: Leaving a few spots open makes your group an attractive candidate for other people who are looking to join groups and get promoted to members as a result I think it is best not to fill a group and max it out but to always leave a few seats open
Invite chiefs of tribes you want to be in: Yes networking has a tendency to be a little bit of you scratch my back I'll scratch yours in the truly Chiefs are the perfect target for new group because they have the power to invite you to their group and make you a member instantaneously Trading favors as such is a great way to gain momentum.
Conclusion: Traffic From Triberr
Compared to traffic sources like Google, direct, and guest posts – triberr provides less traffic.
However in the months that I was most active, it was always in my top 10 as was Twitter which, for which Triberr was probably the main source of exposure.
Not only that, but I have built several relationships from being on platform that have spiraled into guest post opportunities, and when I was putting together beta invites for my prospecting and outreach software, Ninja Outreach, I was able to create our own beta group.
In short, networking has a lot of benefits – not just direct traffic.
Have you joined Triberr yet? Please share the name of your favorite tribe or ask any questions below!
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