Using Tumblr to Drive Traffic to Hubs

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  1. lovebuglena profile image85
    lovebuglenaposted 10 years ago

    I started a Tumblr account in hopes that it would help bring more traffic to my hubs... I write a short paragraph about a hub and then link to it... Hubs I share are on different topics of course. Since I do a lot of recipe/cooking related hubs I was wondering if it is a good to have a separate Tumblr just for those hubs... Or is that useless? And is there a way to know if any traffic actually comes from Tumblr? I don't see tumblr in the list on Traffic Source page...

  2. livewithrichard profile image71
    livewithrichardposted 10 years ago

    Tumblr can be a great source of traffic.  I find that I get the most traffic from posts that have a vivid image.  Link the image to the hub and be sure to connect with others on the site. 

    Look to Analytics to discover if you are getting traffic from Tumblr.  If you're not getting any then you need to step up your social connecting on that site.  Start following blogs you like and comment often.  No spam, just taking a genuine interest will get many to show some karma.

  3. cmoneyspinner1tf profile image83
    cmoneyspinner1tfposted 9 years ago

    Think of Tumblr like Facebook or Twitter for quick sharing.  But write or publish posts on Tumblr like as if you were doing it at a Wordpress or Blogspot blog.

    I have a Tumblr blog.  My URL is a direct link as part of my HUBPages profile.  HUBPages enjoys a good ranking with the search engines as does Tumblr.  I figure it's a no-brainer to link them with each other.

    - What is your Tumblr URL?  If you're active I can follow you.  You don't have to follow me back but it would be appreciated.

    Ms. Lena.  Excellent question!!
    Richard.  Good tip about the Analytics!!

    1. ologsinquito profile image82
      ologsinquitoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Treathyl, taking your advice, I just started a Tumblr blog. But I have a question. How long should my blog be and should I create other blogs around different themes? So far, it's a lot of fun.

      1. cmoneyspinner1tf profile image83
        cmoneyspinner1tfposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Tumblr is not just fun, it's addictive!  Not sure what the rules are since YAHOO bought Tumblr.  Started using the platform two years ago, before the acquisition.  So far nothing seems to have changed for the users.  I do have 2 Tumblr blogs actually.  They are both associated with the same eMail address.  There's a “quirk” that makes it kind of hard to separate out the followers for each specific blog when you do that.  Didn't know that when I created the second Tumblr.  But I am still satisfied with the results. 

        When I say “rules”, meaning not sure if there is a limit to how many blogs you can create, etc.  Honestly, if I have a serious question, I use the “Help” feature in the dashboard, or contact the Tumblr Staff directly and ask.  They have good customer service.  Regards Themes, use the free ones and try your hand at customizing.  If you screw up just start over and do it again!  If something goes bonkers and you lose something they have a “recovery feature”.  You might be able to get your work back.  I've done this several times.  Hope this answers your question.

    2. lovebuglena profile image85
      lovebuglenaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Not sure if we can post direct links on here so I will just provide the usernames for my tumblr accounts. I have three of them actually. Haven't been much active on there though.

      (1) lovebuglena
      (2) blogflips
      (3) lenasculinarydelights

      1. cmoneyspinner1tf profile image83
        cmoneyspinner1tfposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Nice!  I'm following all three now.  From time to time I'll check some of your posts to “Like” or Reblog or do both!  I wasn't sure of you could share links in the comments either.  Tumblr uses subdomains like HUBPages.  (SO for those who don't know take the name listed below and tack on "".)

        (1) cmoneyspinner
        (2) myshoppingchannel

        My Tumblr followers trickle in slowly but surely.  Just recently I had like a “growth spurt” and a bunch of followers just “happened”!!!  Not sure what caused that.  But I'm happy!  I try to stay active and have already published over 1000 posts (including reblogs).  That type of activity sort of puts you out there.

        One advantage of Tumblr is the system is not “selective”.  Meaning there is no “best of” or “Top Stories”.  If you post it, it shows up in the stream or feed, in the order it was posted, along with everybody else's stuff.  So if you have followers, they'll probably see it.  It won't get buried.

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 9 years ago

    I am going to have to check them out again. It looks like pinterest to me, just a collection of photos

    1. cmoneyspinner1tf profile image83
      cmoneyspinner1tfposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I know what you mean.  I once thought Tumblr was only for artists and photographers.  But when I found out it was open to the general public, I jumped on it!  You can easily share links, quotes, photos, write your own posts, etc.  That guy David Karp, Tumblr creator, is a freakin' genius!!

      BTW, Pinterest can be used like a blogging platform.  The thing with Pinterest versus Tumblr is, most of the time, people repinning your pins don't usually read what you write!  They just like the picture!  That's cool, but I still write blurbs anyway.  Whereas, if your posts gets reblogged, 9 times out of 10 the person read them and liked what you had to say and wanted to re-share.

      1. ologsinquito profile image82
        ologsinquitoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I still have to learn about sharing and the social side of Tumblr. One thing at a time I guess.

      2. lovebuglena profile image85
        lovebuglenaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I shared one of my hubs on Pinterest. People keep repinning it but no one actually clicks the link to read the hub. sad

        I have over 200 hubs published, I wonder if I write a post for each one on Tumblr and link to the hub article itself if my traffic will increase... I don't really have followers on Tumblr.

        1. cmoneyspinner1tf profile image83
          cmoneyspinner1tfposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Mam, you have a Tumblr blog I just started following today.  When you sign into your account, in the Dashboard up in the right hand corner, type “HUBPages” in the search box.  Take a look at how people are sharing their HUBs (or HUBs they like).  Consider if that's something you want to do.  It's easy to share.  I do it!  I will keep on doing it!  “Persistence pays.”

          Like Sylvia Leong said:  Check the Analytics if you want to specifically know where your traffic is coming from.

          Honestly I haven't checked the Analytics because I'm sort of busy …sharing everywhere!  The content here at HUBPages is awesome!  If I can help a fellow HUBBER by shining a spotlight at Tumblr, Pinterest or anywhere else, I do it!

          *P.S.  Don't get frustrated with Pinterest.  REPINNING is a very good thing. smile

          1. lovebuglena profile image85
            lovebuglenaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks. I don't mind people repinning my stuff. I just wish that actually helped increase traffic to my hubs.

  5. Sylvia Leong profile image86
    Sylvia Leongposted 9 years ago

    "And is there a way to know if any traffic actually comes from Tumblr?"

    At the top of each of your articles there are three buttons: edit, stats, delete.  Click on “stats”.  A window will slide open & it shows the stats & where your traffic is coming from for that particular Hub. Within, there are seven other buttons to click on for more detailed information.


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