Use Twitter to drive traffic to your blog: A how-to interview with Triberr co-founder, Dino Dogan

This is a post by Novel Publicity staffer Pavarti K. Tyler

Recently I was invited to join a “tribe.” Having no idea what this was, I of course immediately said yes. I'm always willing to try new things, as evidenced by my unfortunate foray into inch long hair and purple hair dye as a teen.

When I received my invite I navigated my way over to the Triberr website and set myself up. I added my Twitter Account, my blog's RSS feed and forgot about it. That is until I posted something on my blog and was blown away.

Within one day of my new post every person in my new tribe had tweeted about it and the traffic to my blog tripled. Tripled! The value of that expanded reach is immeasurable to a small Indie Author like myself.

I went about setting up a small tribe of my own and invited a handful of authors to join me. What I have found is that while the automatic tweeting of each other's post is great it's important to be judicious about what you post and when. Even though both tribes I belong to are full of people I'm happy to retweet, in order to avoid overwhelming my twitter stream I have it set to manual so I can approve or delete each individual tweet. I know people who do it both ways, and the key is to surround yourself with tribe mates you would support and re-tweet even without Triberr.

Recently I had the opportunity to chat with Dino Dogan, on of the creators of Triberr. Check out our chat here:

 

 

About this post's author:

Pavarti K Tyler, Marketing Department DirectorPavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number-cruncher and has been committed to causing trouble since her first moment on this Earth. Her eclectic career has flirted with Broadway, teaching, law Firms and the IRS. She is currently consulting with Novel Publicity while hard at work establishing her Indie Publishing Company Fighting Monkey Press. Pavarti’s debut novel, Two Moons of Sera is a Fantasy/Romance and will be released in serial format beginning November 2011. Her next novel, Shadow on the Wall, is a work of literary fiction and is scheduled for release in early 2012. You can follow her on Facebook,Twitter, or her website.

 

 

Pavarti K Tyler

Just wanted to update everyone that you can no longer have Triberr on auto-post. Twitter decided this was against their spam rules. Now you need to log in and manually approve all tweets. It makes Triberr a little less convenient but still an awesome tool.
Pav

    Emlyn Chand

    Oh my gosh, I didn’t know that, Pavarti! I feel so badly now. I haven’t been RTing any of my tribaroonis. How come there was no notice sent out that the rules changed?! 🙁

Dino Dogan (@dino_dogan)

thnx Pavarti, this was a fun interview.

Im listening to it and realizing that my 12:1 ratio didnt sound like it made sense. Here is what I mean by it.

For every 13 promotional tweets, 12 should be promoting someone else. And by promoting I really mean you’re helping others get eye balls on their own quality content.

This is a ratio for tweets containing links only. During these 13 tweets you may have dozens of conversational tweets, and you should.

Hope that makes more sense and remember these are all just silly guidelines. Do what feels right 🙂

    Pavarti K Tyler

    Thanks for clarifying Dino and thanks so much for bopping over to visit Novel Pub! I hope you’re doing well 🙂
    Pav

cynthia hartwig

Great interview. The obvious question: can I be one of your tribe? I promise not to hog the fire light, I will write comments on Novel Publicity (because I like your blog) and I won’t scratch my fleas in public. How about it, Emlyn and Pavarti?

Jaclyn

I’d first heard about Triberr around the middle of summer and find it intriguing! I am very interested in joining a ‘Tribe’ if anyone has any advice about how to find the ‘right tribe’ and then get invited.
Thanks so much!
~Jaclyn~
http://www.jaclynsmusings.com

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