How To Measure The Impact of Triberr on A Blog

One of the best ways to convince bloggers to comment on a blog is to blog about blogging. It is like waving a red flag in front a bull, we can’t help but lower our horns and charge into the fray.

Thirty days ago I took a shot at proving that point by posting about Triberr and some thoughts about what it could do for bloggers.

My position on what I like and dislike about Triberr hasn’t changed. It still serves as one of the best tools/resources I have found online. It is has helped introduce me to some very fine people and made it possible to build this blog more effectively and efficiently than I can do without a separate marketing budget.

It also has provided an opportunity to experiment a bit and I love doing that. I am a huge proponent and fan of experimenting with social media. The platform as a whole really lends itself to that.

So what I did was join a super tribe and now I am watching/waiting to see if this turns into a huge success or if it will be a mistake. I share some of those thoughts in the video below and on Jayme’s post about how not to use Triberr.

But How Do You Measure The Impact Of Triberr On Your Blog

I touched upon this in a comment I left at Bill’s blog.

A few thoughts to consider:

The extra reach that Triberr provides is good, but it is value is limited. If you figure out how to make it more than just broadcasting a message and convert it into engagement you have a stronger tool to work with.

Engagement is your best friend, at least when it comes to monetizing your blog. It is a tool you can use to sell sponsorships and those are usually better than trying to sell ads based upon CPMs, CPCs and CPAs. Most of us don’t have enough traffic to make those work as well as we would like them to.

Sponsorships are different. Flat free sold each month means you know exactly what you are getting paid, but that is tied into a different conversation.

Each of us needs to ask and answer why we are here and what we hope to accomplish. It is not something you have to share here in the comments. It is just what we need to know to help construct a plan of action. That plan doesn’t have to be anything more sophisticated  than just have fun,it all depends on what you want.

If you don’t know why you are blogging or what you want to accomplish you are going to find measuring the impact to be challenging. It is not just about how Triberr can help increase your reach and or augment the social proof of your influence.

There is a bigger picture here, but you can’t really touch on that without more data and that doesn’t come without answers to those questions.

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15 Comments

  1. Jens P. Berget October 16, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I am very satisfied with Triberr, being free and all. But, it’s still about content and relationships. I’ve seen some of my posts get a lot of new readers, all because of Triberr. But that’s the posts that was more or less perfect for Triberr (about blogging). Other posts did really bad, because not many shared them. But it wasn’t Triberr’s fault, it was the content. And still, after using Triberr for many months with great success, the best people on earth are the same people who’ve been supporting me all along and still keep coming back and commenting and helping me move forward. People like you.

  2. Carolyn October 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Triberr > sliced bread. The traffic to my blog, my Twitter followers and my connections in the blogosphere have increased tremendously since I joined Triberr. Triberr has made a big difference to my blog but I do worry that with the power tribe that it will become noise.

    I just joined the power tribe yesterday. I wanted to wait to see how it panned out. This weekend my stream has been manageable but I’m holding my breath for tomorrow’s Monday morning groundswell of posts.

    I take a different approach with my Triberr shares than most others, I think. My priority is to my Twitter followers, not my tribemates. I try to join tribes with quality content that’s on point with my niche. I tweet about tech. blogging, marketing and life. If a post has general content that I feel is relevant I will tweet it out. If a post isn’t relevant, for example if it’s in a niche that has nothing to do with me, if it’s of low quality or spammy, or if I can’t tell what it’s about from the title, I won’t tweet it.

    I rarely look at who is tweeting my posts. I try only to look at the tribe as a whole. If no one is tweeting my posts in that tribe, then I don’t belong there because my content isn’t a fit for their Twitter followers.

    • Josh October 15, 2012 at 12:08 am

      Hi Carolyn,

      It is a legitimate concern. There is so much material flowing through that tribe it is impossible for me to keep up. I don’t care if people post multiple times throughout the day because it is immaterial- there are so many people it just doesn’t matter.

      Part of me wonders what would happen if I just approved everything. I don’t have any intention of doing that, but sometimes I wonder who is listening/reading and responding.

      Kind of a sad statement, makes it sound like I don’t care because it doesn’t matter. At least one of those two remarks is true. 😉

  3. Bill Dorman October 14, 2012 at 4:46 am

    A post about blogging; imagine that. I did one last wk and it was really a post I could have done a year ago because it was really elementary. It had crazy traffic for a couple of days….go figure.

    I need to go deeper and figure out how I can be more effective in Triberr; I see my posts being shared my a large group of people, but there is no way I can even acknowledge those; way too many.

    Whoever follows my tweet stream probably is wondering what in the heck is all this ‘stuff?’

    Oh well, we’ll figure it out eventually I suppose.

    • Josh October 14, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      If you figure out what your goals are it is easier to map out a plan. All of our tweet streams are getting sort of hairy now, so it is just nuts at times.

  4. Jayme Soulati October 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks for the love; I do appreciate it and sorry for being so tardy with a shout out by name, too.

    You’re so right…folks not engaged on Triberr yet should do so and play with it because it will bring benefits but it will take time.

    The thing you’re saying right now on the video is also spot on…no one has time to read all the posts in the stream in the power sharing tribe. The comments on my blog about this very topic are oriented to multi-posters, too. Folks are not happy about bloggers posting more than 2x/day…I thought perhaps you’d have a thought or two on that.

    • Josh October 14, 2012 at 12:19 am

      Hello Jayme,

      Look at you, another post with more than 100 comments. You are on your way.

      It is after midnight so I am in dire need of sleep, but I did address the multi-poster question. It is a non-issue to me. No one is obligated to promote every post that comes through the stream.

      And unless we come to an agreement about how often people can/should post it shouldn’t be an issue. We all joined a tribe that doesn’t subscribe to just one niche and that has more than 100 people in it.

      Let it ride a bit and see what happens.

  5. Hajra October 13, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I said this on post talking about Triberr and I am saying the same thing here. I like the “exposure” as in terms of tweets I am getting. But how many people are actually reading my post. I haven’t seen a comparable increase in readers nor in interactions. So maybe it is the beginning.

    Also, about tribes. I have limited myself to a few. I still want to be reading everything I send out in the stream. And many a times that is just not possible. So I am taking it slow when it comes to joining tribes. I don’t know if I am right or wrong, but I am taking as much as I can handle!

    • Josh October 14, 2012 at 12:06 am

      Hi Hajra,

      You pose excellent questions. The number of people sharing my posts has increased as has the number of followers, but I am not sure yet what sort of impact it has had overall.

      I also understand and agree with your methodology for tweeting out posts. There is nothing wrong with taking time to read before you tweet. Helps keep us from getting into trouble.

  6. Ralph October 13, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Josh, I left a few comments over at Jayme’s blog on my thoughts on this power tribe. Great comments on your vid. Interesting to get a sense of who folks are. After thinking about it a bit Triberr is a great way to stream collective content from like-minded people.

    Having said that I am not necessarily practicing what I preach right now at least not in this power tribe. Let’s see where it goes. If it simply turns into another unmanageable stream of echo then I can always make a change. No harm no foul.

    Thanks for offering your thoughts. Always helpful.

    • Josh October 14, 2012 at 12:04 am

      Hi Ralph,

      I think the power tribe has potential. It is really going to be interesting to see how it develops and to see if we can work together to it work for all of us.

      I don’t know if that will happen. There is quite a mix in there and while I think it is good I am curious to see if what sort of cake we cook.

      And the only way to make that happen is to talk about it online, so I am grateful to you and everyone else who is doing that.

  7. Dino Dogan October 12, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Hi Josh,

    I’m humbled and grateful every time one of our members writes a post or creates a video talking about out little platform 🙂

    And you’re right. Triberr is a lever, there is a potential there, but not every tribemate will share, and not every set of eyeballs our content hits will take a desired action. And thats ok. This is simply the nature of the world we live in and Triberr is not an exception to this norm.

    I can detect the excitement in your voice when it comes to Triberr and that to me is one of the best things anyone can “say” about us 🙂

    Thank you 🙂

    Dino
    Founder of Triberr

    • Josh October 14, 2012 at 12:00 am

      Dino,

      Triberr is a nifty tool and it has been fun watching it grow and develop. I kind of miss the Batman and Robin pix of you and Dan.

      It has been a pleasure to be a part of it. It has changed how I blog and frankly that led to significant changes elsewhere and that makes me quite happy. Keep fighting the good fight.

  8. Mary Stephenson October 12, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Hi Josh

    Thanks for the information on Triberr. Still playing around with the idea as to hang out where I am at or get into a group. I can see what you are saying about not enough time to read everybody’s posts.
    Will probably see how others are doing with it and if they are happy with the results. Since I am trying to stay connected with the new people I am meeting online, besides trying to do more research into psychology, my time seems to not stretch far enough.
    Probably need to set a time limit and a schedule for what I really need to accomplish, but other things keep popping up that need to be taken care of. Will be glad when I can get back into a routine.
    Thanks for the insight and have a great weekend.

    Mary

    • Josh October 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      Hi Mary,

      The best part bar none has been the introduction to new people. I have made some great connections, developed some new friends and been thrilled with the people I encounter there.

      There are some challenges because of time constraints and I am not going to say everyone is great, because they aren’t, but that is life.

      I do believe it has had a positive impact upon my blog and I am grateful.

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