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6 Ways To Pimp Your Tumblr

1) Effective Layout

Whether you’re using Tumblr to express yourself professionally, independently or as an enthusiast, an effective layout is essential.

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  • Make your layout easy to navigate so people can focus on your content.
  • Include your bio, contact info, and links to your official sites and social media so people who like your content can find you.
  • Post your work in a way that fits on Tumblr’s platform and your chosen layout. Each layout is different so choose one that will show your work in the best light.

If you’re not a designer or need help finding a good layout, here are 3 sites where you can get FREE layouts best suited to your work.

2) Post Regularly

Post your work! Don’t be shy about it. Tumblr offers many options for content types: Text, Photo, Quote, Link, Chat, Audio and Video.

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  • Choose the content type that is best for each post. Sometimes an article is required, sometimes a photo will do, others a video or sound file is best. Switch it up!
  • Create a voice for your brand. Who are you speaking to? Who does your work generally attract? Develop a tone, use keywords consistently, provide a unique perspective, establish your own catch phrases.
  • Posting regularly creates a sense of expectation or fear of missing out, which keeps visitors coming back.

3) Reblog Others

Reblogging content is the quickest way to engage with other users and have them engage with you in return.

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  • All it takes is a click of the reblog button in the bottom righthand corner of each post on your feed.
  • If you are not following the user whose content you wish to reblog, you can just click on the post and the reblog button should be in the top righthand corner of the page.

4) Comment and Reply

Another way to engage with fellow Tumblr creators is through commenting. Your comment could be as simple as an emoji or a paragraph about strikes you most about someone’s post. Replying to comments that people leave on your posts keeps your interaction with your audience moving.

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Benefits of commenting:

  • It raises your visibility
  • The person who posted could reply to your comment or even follow you back.
  • People have become digital pen pals through comments alone, so jump in and start making friends!
  • Depending on the popularity of the post, your comment can be seen by an audience of millions!
  • Comments on Tumblr are so vital to the community, some users have created screenshots of comments that have have gone viral too!

5) Use Tags

HashTag! At the bottom of each post, there is a field where you can add hashtags.

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  • Tags should be any keywords that pertain to the post.
  • Using tags makes it easier for other Tumblr users to find your content and share it as well!
  • Tumblr results and tags also come up on Google search.

6) Ask Anything

Ask Anything is a service people use to ask private or public questions directly. How you choose to answer is up to you. Choose one that best works for you. Recently, Tumblr has started hosting “Asks” by known public figures, similar to how Reddit hosts AMAs (Ask Me Anything).

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Responding privately

  • The “ask” will show up in the user’s inbox.
  • This is useful in cases where the question is sensitive in nature, or so specific as to not be valuable to the general Tumblr audience.

Responding publicly

  • Your response will show up on your Tumblr page as a post.
  • A perk to asking and responding publicly is that your followers and potential followers will see that you do engage with the people on your page and will be more apt to reach out to you via Ask Anything as well!

There you have it: 6 easy ways to get the most out of Tumblr as a creator!

For tips and examples, follow CoPromote on Tumblr! To connect with thousands of Tumblr creators reaching new people daily, join CoPromote – free!

5 Good App Blogs & Year-End Statistics

In order to stay competitive, apps are constantly innovating. At times, the updates can be frustrating to members – just think back to every time Facebook updated something and hoopla that followed. It is understandable that consumers would be upset and, while there is little they can do about preventing changes in their favorite apps, there is a great way to stay on top of changes as they happen – company blogs.

Originally embraced as vehicles for self-expression, blogs were soon adopted by brands and apps as a way to tell their story and communicate with their members directly. In addition to all the tech blogs and news outlets dedicated to apps, we recommend getting your information straight from the source as well.

To help you stay on top of the inevitable changes at some of your favorite apps, here’s a short list of blogs we like and recent statistics on each one to give you a sense of why staying current is important. Most apps also offer a developersblogs for more technical information and updates.

Facebook

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  • 1.01 billion daily active users on average for September 2015
  • 894 million mobile daily active users on average for September 2015
  • 1.55 billion monthly active users as of September 30, 2015
  • 1.39 billion mobile monthly active users as of September 30, 2015

Source: Facebook

Twitter

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  • 320M Monthly active users
  • 1B Unique visits monthly to sites with embedded Tweets
  • 80% Active users on mobile
  • 35+ Languages supported

Source: Twitter

Tumblr

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  • Total number of Tumblr users: 425,000,000
  • Total number of Tumblr blogs: 219,000,000
  • Average number of new Tumblr users added daily: 120,000
  • Total number of Tumblr posts: 101,000,000,000
  • Number of monthly Tumblr visitors: 199,100,000

Source: Statistics Brain

Instagram

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  • 400M+ Monthly Actives
  • 75%+ Outside The U.S.
  • 40B+ Photos Shared
  • 3.5B Likes Daily
  • 80M+ Average Photos Per Day

Source: Instagram

  • Highest brand engagement rate of all social networks: 4.21%
  • 50% of comments are posted in the first 6 hours

Source: Sprout Social

Snapchat

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  • 5+ billion video views every day
  • More than 60% of mobile users age 13-34 use Snapchat
  • Over 100 million daily active users

Source: Snapchat

  • Total Number of Snapchat Users: 200 million+
  • Total Number of Daily Active Snapchat Users: 100 million
  • Percentage of US Social Media users that Use Snapchat: 18%
  • Number of Snapchat users who upload photos: 65%
  • Number of Snapchat Photos and Videos uploaded per day: More than 800 million

Source: Omnicore Agency

 

 

CoPromote’s Favorite Social Network “Buy” Buttons

Given our global weirding, the weather outside may or not be frightful. Regardless of climate conditions, however, shopping from home is always delightful – particularly if you’re a last-minute giver.

There are plenty of shopping apps to choose from, but to help you stuff everyone’s Christmas stockings in time and with care, we’ve rounded up a quick list of our favorite social network Buy buttons. Best of all, they’re mobile-friendly so you can shop from anywhere or while you comment on everyone’s holiday photos. This way, everyone wins, whether you bought their gifts months ago or a drone dropped them down the chimney the night before. In the end, it’s the thought that matters, not how the thought made it under the tree!

Facebook

Facebook Buy Button

 

Pinterest

Pinterest Buy Button

Instagram

Instagram Buy Button

Twitter

Twitter Buy Button

Google Search/YouTube

Google Search Buy Button

YouTube Buy Button

Tumblr

Tumblr Buy Button

CoPromote Adds Vine!

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Great news!

CoPromote has added Vine to its suite of cross-promotion networks. To celebrate, we are also launching an ambassador program featuring some of the top creators on Vine, YouTube, Twitter, and Tumblr. Ambassadors will be announced at a multimedia event this fall in Los Angeles.

“Creators are the lifeblood of social platforms because they share the most engaging posts. Co-promotion not only helps creators, but also enables people to discover great new content via creators they love and follow, in the process driving new views and raising engagement,” says CEO and founder Mike More.

The addition of Vine is just one of the latest milestones for CoPromote.

  • In August of this year, CoPromote raised $3M+ through an investment round by one of the top VCs in China.
  • In September, CoPromote reached over 1 billion people on social media through more than 700,000 members in fields including Video, Music, Podcasting, Blogging, Crafting, Gaming, Fashion, Beauty, Wellness, and Charities.
  • In October, CoPromote signed its first Vine influencer, Klarity, who is leading the ambassador program and says, “The easiest way for Viners to get more loops is to reach more people. CoPromote makes it easy to hook up with hundreds of other Viners dedicated to boosting each other’s loops.”

More creator networks, including Instagram and Pinterest will be added in the coming weeks, making it even easier for creators to reach new people faster than ever before.

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Product Update: Tumblr Picker

Great news Tumblr fans: if you have more than one Tumblr, CoPromote has added a page picker to make it easier for you to switch between your accounts.

Here’s an example. Let us know if you have any questions.