Tumblr and Reddit are amazing social media sites directed at users who are hungry for more content constantly. They are also perfect for driving traffic to websites and blogs. But what’s the best way to use Tumblr and Reddit to maximize your results, and why are these two sites so effective?
What makes Tumblr so special?
For starters, Tumblr sees a massive amount of traffic from every corner of the globe. In May of last year Tumblr had over 5 billion page views! There are also over 132 million blogs hosted by the site, all of which share content across the platform. Tumblr’s popularity is only expected to rise to greater numbers over the coming years so right now is the perfect time for businesses to jump on the bandwagon.
Is Reddit Worth Your Time?
The answer is an emphatic yes! Considered to be the front page of the Internet, Reddit is a platform where users share content with one another and create individual communities that vote on submitted content. For bloggers and website owners it is the perfect place for traffic if the right strategy is used.
Best strategies for both Tumblr and Reddit
These two sites are not exclusively the same, they differ in many areas. For this reason we have developed a strategy for each site that plays off their formats and user base.
Strategy for Tumblr
The first thing you should do is sign up and create your own customized theme that accurately reflects your brand’s image. Once you have a theme set up then start re-blogging content that continues that image. This gives followers an opportunity to see what you are all about and whether or not they want to follow you.
Next you need to familiarize yourself with pictures. Get used to sharing, searching for, and looking at images, Tumblr is highly visual.
Use as many tags as the site allows on all your content. This gives potential followers the opportunity to find your content and share it.
After you’ve gotten the basics down you can then start networking. Do this by being consistent about reblogging and following other blogs. Also, comment on blogs that are relevant to your business or blog. This helps you build an organic following and in turn drive traffic to your blog or website.
The Reddit community only responds to other community members who submit content they find valuable. For this reason it is vital to build your own community niche. Once you do you can be confident that they will virtually follow everything you share. There are two ways to build a community on Reddit.
1. Make sure to submit content from other websites and blogs. In other words, the last thing you want to do is to submit only your own content from your websites. In fact, Reddit will ban you for spamming the site if you do this. Take time to research and find websites or blog content that relates to your niche and share it with the community. You will then receive votes for your content and eventually get voted to the top page of Reddit.
2.Make your link titles interesting. Even if you have the best content on the Internet you still have to make sure your title grabs the attention of the Reddit community and makes them want to click on it.
Put these strategies into practice and you will see amazing traffic results from both sites to your website in no time!