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Multiple Free Backlinks - The Hidden Potential Of Tumblr Pages And How To Utilize Followers

Updated on March 17, 2014

2014 UPDATE!

Tumblr is now the 9th most visited website on the internet, you DO NOT want to miss out on this marketing opportunity!

What Is Tumblr?

Tumblr is a blogging site that is a mix between your standard blog, and Twitter. What makes it like Twitter? Well for one thing, you can follow other blogs. The other part, the best part, is the ability to reblog other blogs. There's even one Tumblr account called "We Are Hubpages" this is fairly new, but they are there dedicated to building free backlinks just for you. We'll talk more about that later.

Another great thing is how you can add Google AdSense into your Tumblr, so if you're getting hits, you can make some money. Now it's not only free backlinks, but possibly a profitable site!

Between the ability to build backlinks, have other people spread your backlinks, and make some cash off of AdSense, it seems to me like Tumblr is the place to be, and I want to spread the word so that others can benefit from this free blog site as much as I do.

Using Tumblr For SEO

Many people know that blogs are essential to SEO.  You can build up PageRank quickly and thus give you an excellent place to place backlinks.

There's many blog sites like Blogger, WordPress, and Tumblr.  Personally, I use WordPress when I make a website, but a blog for the sake of blogging? I highly suggest Tumblr.

Again, this is because of the reblog feature, which is paramount in getting multiple backlinks, along with exposure and traffic.

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Free Backlinks - Tumblr's Reblog Feature

As I mentioned before, there's a blog called We Are Hubpages that builds free back links for anyone who needs them. All you need to do is have a Tumblr to submit. On that Tumblr, they have a Submit button where you follow the directions provided, and they will do the rest. You can submit as many as you want, though many in a row would be rude and unnatural, so it probably wouldn't benefit you. It's ideal to submit one or two a day. The blog then posts one or two a day to their page. Instant backlink! Unfortunately, for now, the PR is 0 meaning the backlinks hold basically no weight. Waste of time, right? Not really, and here's why: the reblog function. If everyone who submits also follows, and then reblogs, suddenly it's all getting spread across Tumblr, onto multiple pages with multiple PR's. The more people follow and reblog, the more these links get spread around. It's all a community in it to help each other out. Plus, on your OWN Tumblr, you can post your own links and your own followers can then reblog, and the whole process is done again.

[EDIT] If the We Are Hubpages account disappears or stops being moderated, don't panic! That shouldn't stop you from making your own Tumblr, following people, and posting your own content. Don't forget to reblog others so they'll reblog you. It's a community effort!

All Of Our Hubs Can Benefit

If we all get on there and follow each other and reblog each other, we could all benefit in huge ways.  This isn't a link exchange program.  This is simply us posting our own links on Tumblr and other people spreading the word.  Viral marketing for your Hubpages!

Follow me at and I'll be sure to follow you back and reblog you.

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    • Garrett Mickley profile imageAUTHOR

      Garrett Mickley 

      6 years ago from Jupiter, Florida

      Happy to help!

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      Treathyl FOX 

      6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Visited “We Are Hubpages” and used your Submit link process. Thanks for posting my HUB.

    • Garrett Mickley profile imageAUTHOR

      Garrett Mickley 

      7 years ago from Jupiter, Florida

      I actually just started a website that should help you. I'll add a link into the post as well.

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      Deonne Anderson 

      7 years ago from Florence, SC

      I really appreciate your post. I stumbled upon it via a Google search. I queried how to get more traffic to my articles and blogs. I will check out tumblr ASAP as I'm always looking for resources. Thanks!

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      7 years ago

      I couldn't use Google AdSense with my tumblr, if somebody knows the way please tell me.

    • carlarmes profile image


      8 years ago from Bournemouth, England

      Thanks for that, I better spend some time on tumblr then, I have an account but didn't do much with it.

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      Kieron Walker 

      8 years ago from Saratoga Springs, NY

      Thanks for this article. I have had a Tumblr for a while but it has been buried in dust lately. I always went back and forth with Tumblr and Blogger, but Tumblr always felt easier to maintain. Now I might have to start using it to share more of my Hubs in the future. Thanks for the heads up!

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      Ken Kline 

      9 years ago from USA

      I like Tumblr because of its mobile version. You have motivated me to move forward on more Tumblr items. Thank you!

    • shin_rocka04 profile image


      9 years ago from Maryland

      Tumblr has worked wonders for me. It has sooo much viral power just from the reblogging feature. I remember posting a video or note on there that got up 133 notes in just a matter of a week. I definitely use it frequently. The Adsense, Chitika, or Amazon ads are a plus, indeed. good post!

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      Kris Heeter 

      9 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks for this useful information. I have heard of Tumblr - in name only - and wasn't sure what it was. This has been very helpful.

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      Nick Cavuoti 

      9 years ago from Columbia, MD

      like some others said, i've heard of tumblr before but just kind of wrote it off. After reading this, i'm making one now.

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      9 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for sharing. :) I'm going to check out Tumblr real soon. Voted up and rated useful.

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      Pamela N Red 

      9 years ago from Oklahoma

      I have heard of Tumblr but didn't know much about it. Great information, I'll check it out.

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      9 years ago from Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

      Thanks Garrett for another great hub. This is valuable information that answers a few questions I had regarding Tumblr. Cheers!

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      9 years ago

      I must have spent a half hour looking for the follow button. Jesus if it was a snake it would have bit me! I am off to read your hub I am learning about how to submit rss you have some awesome hubs with great seo info. see ya on the next hub!

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      9 years ago

      Garret I love your idea if I could hug you right now I would honestly with the Google changes I have been totally lost to how to even write or where to write. Everyone of your sites are very professionally done.

    • Garrett Mickley profile imageAUTHOR

      Garrett Mickley 

      9 years ago from Jupiter, Florida

      @LennyP I followed you and reblogged your Betty Page post! It was very interesting I loved it. To add Adsense you have to work it into the script of your theme. Maybe I should write a Hub about it =P

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      9 years ago from Iowa

      I just signed up for tumbler,, but I did not see how you add your adsense. How does one go about doing that?

    • Garrett Mickley profile imageAUTHOR

      Garrett Mickley 

      10 years ago from Jupiter, Florida

      ryokowaren, I followed you on Tumblr!

      tritrain, You should give it a shot. If you don't like it and/or it doesn't do anything to help you, just stop using it! It's not going to cost you anything (unless you bought a dotcom for it).

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      And Drewson 

      10 years ago from United States

      Huh, I've never used Tumblr! Thanks for the info. :)

    • ryokowaren profile image


      10 years ago from USA

      Here's mine

    • Garrett Mickley profile imageAUTHOR

      Garrett Mickley 

      10 years ago from Jupiter, Florida

      I posted mine in the hub, but here's my tumblr address again in case anyone missed it

    • ryokowaren profile image


      10 years ago from USA

      I'll try to sign up by this weekend and share my user name with you guys, in turn, please share yours with me. I'd be glad to follow those that follow me.


    • Garrett Mickley profile imageAUTHOR

      Garrett Mickley 

      10 years ago from Jupiter, Florida

      vocalcoach, please let me know if it works out for you!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      10 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      This information is helpful and maybe worth trying. Appreciate the information as I had no knowledge about tumblr. Thanks

    • Garrett Mickley profile imageAUTHOR

      Garrett Mickley 

      10 years ago from Jupiter, Florida

      Holly M, it's nice to hear you're having as much success as I am with Tumblr. Hopefully more people pick up a Tumblr and start building their community.

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      Holly M.  

      10 years ago

      I, too, have been successful in operating my blog on Tumblr, and in fact find that my followers have increased significantly due to the reblog feature. More recently, Tumblr also incorporated the feature that allows for reblogs to maintain the original source. This way, the original owner of the post is able to keep the credit for his/her work. Great article, Garrett!

    • Garrett Mickley profile imageAUTHOR

      Garrett Mickley 

      10 years ago from Jupiter, Florida

      I had a lot of problems with Onlywire, but PingFM is pretty good.

      I wasn't suggesting that someone use Tumblr and only Tumblr. What I am suggesting, is that it should be a part of your routine, and it has in fact provided backlinks and traffic (click through from Tumblr users) to my hubs, which is all a plus.

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      10 years ago from Nampa, ID

      There are other means to do this, such as using Amplify, PingFM and/or OnlyWire. Tumblr is a service/platform that is syndicated to by these other means, all on auto pilot.

      But good stuff here.

      There is one issue, however, and it is that C-Block diversity is essential to your backlinks carrying weight. If you have Tumblr or any one Web 2.0 property as a source of backlinks - then you have no diversification of C-Class or C-Block IPs.

      The real key is finding a way to syndicate in a diverse, organic fashion, and never, never rely on just one source of links.

      Have you heard of Vox? They were one of the pioneers of free blogging platforms - actually they were really easy to use, etc.

      They're shutting down September 30 of this less than a week. Food for thought.

    • Garrett Mickley profile imageAUTHOR

      Garrett Mickley 

      10 years ago from Jupiter, Florida

      I think it holds tons of potential, and with a community like hubpages, if we all got on there and followed each other and then reblogged each other, we could all benefit in a huge way!

    • ryokowaren profile image


      10 years ago from USA

      Very good article! I never knew that Tumblr could be so beneficial.


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