Did the title catch your attention? Are you curious to know how you can improve your WordPress blog with Tumblr? Today I want to share a secret with you on “How You Can Improve Your WordPress Blog with Tumblr”.
Tumblr is more than a blogging platform, it is a social networking site combined with a blogging platform which makes it awesome to use for microblogging. Tumblr has seen massive growth over the past few years as more and more people are finding more reasons to use it. In fact Tumblr is the fastest growing social network on the internet today.
Tumblr has an easy to use interface and most importantly a built-in community that repeatedly share contents via reblogging, just like retweeting on Twitter or share on Facebook. Tumblr reblogging can help to increase your blog reach, more contents are going viral with this feature.
Some smart bloggers and webmasters over the years have taken advantage of Tumblr in promoting their sites, not only can Tumblr send huge traffic to your blog, you can also build quality backlinks to your blog with Tumblr. Let me show you exactly how;
First create an account on Tumblr and make sure the name looks like your blog name for example I have http://www.tumblr.com/blog/mavtrevor & http://www.tumblr.com/blog/netmediablog which is my Tumblr personal blog and that of Netmediablog respectively.
Next use tool like IFTTT or plugins like Tumblrize or Tumble plugin to automate the sharing of your posts to your Tumblr account, I prefer IFTTT than the plugin methods since am trying to reduce the number of plugins I use on my blog. So anytime you publish a new post, an excerpt of your post will be automatically published on your Tumblr account. You will find recipes that can share your posts from your WordPress blog to Tumblr automatically.
The good part is that a backlink to the original content on your site will be published alongside it. Now you have gained a quality backlink to your post even without having to visit Tumblr always. Tumblr also allows you to create an ‘about’ and ‘contact’ page where your readers can find out more about your blog.
Then as more and more people begin to visit your Tumblr site, you will begin to gain followers and most likely those followers who find your content informative will reblog it. No matter the number of times a post is reblogged it still retains the original source link to your blog.
People will most likely want to read the full post when your Tumblr excerpt grabs their attention and will follow the source link back to your blog. Tumblr allows you to define a default URL such that whenever someone clicks on your Tumblr posts they will be redirected to the defined URL which in this case should be your WordPress blog.
Not only will you gain backlink from Tumblr, you can also drive a lot of traffic to your blog. The best part is that you don’t have to spend much time at all on Tumblr to take advantage of it in improving your WordPress blog.
Another way Tumblr can improve your WordPress blog is in its ability to link to other social media sites like Facebook and twitter. Tumble allows you to link your posts to these social networks, once you publish a post on your Tumblr account, it will automatically be shared to those linked social media sites.
To drive quality traffic to your WordPress blog from Tumblr, ensure to use high quality images and videos as it has been proven that people click mostly of graphical content more than textual contents on Tumblr.
Now I hope you will create your Tumblr account and start using Tumblr to your own advantage, tap into the traffic on this site and use it to improve your WordPress blog. If you have any contributions please use the comment section below.