Triberr Tutorial is created because I’ve seen a lot of people doing it wrong, and treating Triberr as a magic pill. Tune your mind to 3D, and grow your blog. Lately I am exploding Traffic to both of my blogs, this one and Alpha Efficiency. The way I accomplished this was by striving to build a better community around my topics of influence, and I was able to write some thought provoking content.
How I use Triberr?
As a passionate productivity enthusiast, and marketing professional, I only have certain amount of time to devote to read your message. And I never go through my Triberr feed brainlessly. Instead of approving 100+ tweets as some people do with their Triberr, I approve only a few. I also read them, before approving, and comment if I think that the content if I believe I can add to the topic.
The fact that we’re in the same tribe, doesn’t automatically mean that I will Tweet your stuff, even if you do tweet mine regularly.
I don’t guarantee reciprocity, nor I demand it. I join, I have you in Tribal Stream, and I read your content. If your content is good, I will Tweet it regardless of you Tweeting or not Tweeting mine. If you Tweet my content more often I will put in more effort to find something cool you wrote, but if you use Triberr like a magic tweeting pill, magic won’t happen.
Because my followers are important to me. They are bread and butter of my social business. I don’t want to betray their trust. I am building a name for my social media outlets and I am branding myself to create credibility and authority. I am always on a lookout for hot new content to share. If your content is not sexy, shareable and clickable, there isn’t an amount of Tribes that are going to help you.
Are you curating or spamming?
Today it’s extremely hard to find good content. Google results and Huffington Posts of the world pretty much killed the visibility of what’s really important. And with the rise of social media, there came the power of people pushing out the things that matter, instead of what machines and sleazy search engine optimizers (Also known as Spammers), are pushing to you.
So when you get to Triberr, try not to be a machine, and join power sharers and get your content republished gazilion times. It’s not going to be worth it. If the worthless curator of content republishes your article, it won’t get any clicks, as the person sharing doesn’t have the trust factor required by the sharer in order to attract enough of the valuable traffic.
This is the reason why not every share is equal. It’s quite different when Christian Hollingsworth and Daniel Sharkov share my article, as opposed to random spammers, who produce no real worth content.
Should you feel bad about not retweeting those kinds of bloggers? Not at all. It’s actually immoral supporting something that has no value, you are just being yet another “SEO spammer”.
If you don’t have time to at least “skim” through the article to check it’s value, don’t bother sharing it
Verifying the quality is essential. Robots can’t do this, but you can. And in return you will gain trust of your audience. You are there to save them the time of scouring through, and the more quality you deliver, the more they will trust you. Not only with the content of others, but also your own content.
Triberr functions that will save your life
Use FILTERS! Filters are golden, because they allow me to zoom in on my particular tribes. For example: My own tribe #Productivity Junkies is assembled of numerous productivity authors, and I know pretty much all of them personally, either via Skype, Facebook or frequent Twitter chats.
These people have high Trust Rank in my engine. When I don’t have time I will approve them regardless of the content they’ve published, as I know they are never posting low value added content. Sometimes I will skip some of their articles in case that I know that their article is not the right fit for my audience.
Sometimes even the best of your blogging buddies will write an announcement, that is completely not related to the topic that you collectively write about. There is absolutely no need for your audience to receive this message.
Filters are especially life saver when you are a part of big tribes like “SEO Social Media” and “Power Sharers”. These are great groups for finding new bloggers that are producing great content, but they are also a den of spam or unrelated content.
Delete Post and Mute
As you go through your Tribal stream, to the right of the each update, there are two buttons, learn to use these two buttons, frequently, and often. One is the “X” button, and it helps you efficiently delete the post that you do not want to publish. I use these for the announcements and unrelated articles. And the other one is “Mute”.
I don’t use Mute often, but when I see spammy blogger, or someone that never writes on the topics that my audiences are interested in, than I mute them permanently. This way you keep your Tribal stream tidy and clear from non related / trashy content.
Triberr is about you and your Tribe. It’s pretty straightforward. In order to get better tribes mates, you need to improve yourself first. If you have 1000 fans, don’t expect magic pill to happen and you end up in the Tribe, where everyone else is bigger than you.
Don’t focus on the metrics, focus on relationship. Keep social media social!