Tumblr Marketing: Mastering the Micro Blog

  1. Tumblr for Social Media

In a recent post we touched on the absurd popularity of Tumblr  and posed the question: Why the heck aren’t you using it?!

Now that you’ve taken the hint and joined the 140 million+ micro blogs on there, it’s time to really start using it. Of course you can always keep a blog on there for your own general interests, but come on, over 10 billion page views a month and you’re not going to try some social media marketing?

Take some time to start implementing these Tumblr marketing tips and factoids to your brand’s advantage.

Know the Demographic

Using any social media platform effectively means understanding the uniqueness of the platform.

You’ve probably seen grandmas and CEOs and politicians on Facebook and Twitter – that’s probably not going to be the case with Tumblr. The vast majority of Tumblr users are youngsters – think 20-somethings and down.

This isn’t necessarily the platform to start networking with other professionals. Think of it more of a way to reach a given demographic (though you can start making a push to bring in your own markets).

Get Visual

Keep in mind that the main idea of Tumblr is visual media. That said, keep your blog’s aesthetics in line by using their custom HTML feature to personalize your page. Keep it consistent with your branding so people know what you’re all about.

You’re It!

If you’re already using Twitter for marketing, you know all about tagging. If not, take a moment to look over those elusive Twitter terms.

Tumblr thrives on tags. Most blogs’ names are sort of cryptic, and their users’ names are typically very nondescript (as user names tend to be – think names like hot2trott76 and mrbubbls). Tagging your images effectively so people can find them – and you – is paramount. Be descriptive and use common keywords and phrases to help out.

Queue It Up

Lucky for you, Tumblr comes with its own post scheduling software, so you can get regular content set up all at once for a continual presence. Take advantage of this and make sure you’re not letting your followers forget about you.

Monitor

Of course all your efforts may be for nothing if you’re not informing them with actual stats and analytics. Thanks to a new StatCounter tool, you can easily monitor Tumblr metrics and optimize your approach.

And, Most Importantly…

Link it out!

This may be the most important part of your social marketing presence on Tumblr – take advantage of the built-in Twitter and Facebook reposting. Use this feature to get your posts automatically shared on other social outlets so you can incorporate your existing following. This has become doubly important given Twitter’s recent update !

Are you marketing on Twitter? Why not?! If you are, what are you doing that works for you?

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Christi Tasker

Christi Tasker

Hey! I always love hearing your thoughts & feedback on my articles. Please feel free to comment below with questions, answers, or other useful solutions. Hey! I'm Christi Tasker, the Chief Entertainment Officer (that means I do too much to list) of @PuTTinOuT, a Las Vegas based social media marketing firm serving businesses, brands, and celebrities worldwide. If that doesn't sound like enough, a couple of years ago I was crazy enough to author The Power of Pinterest book. I also travel the world conducting television interviews and speaking. At my speaking engagements and on my blogs I love to share and educate audiences of CEOs, small business owners, real estate professionals, retailers, interior designers, bloggers, and even wedding professionals to use tactics that we discover everyday while managing social media communities for our clients. Please leave a comment or a question. It's total motivation for me to keep writing. Without comments I don't know that you're reading.