Today, we’re talking about my newest favorite social media tool, Triberr. I’ve been on the platform since November, when my pal Roni Loren invited me in and I LOVE IT.
PRIZE ALERT: I am giving away spots in a new More Cowbell tribe specifically from the comments in these Triberr posts. PLUS, I will give the winners a Triberr tutorial via GoToMeeting where we all talk on the phone and do a quick online session about how Triberr works.
Here’s how to enter this contest:
- Comment on this post and let me know that you have contest interest
- I will then add your name to the Magic Hat of Triberr Love
- I will draw 3 names each time I put up a Triberr post, announcing the winners from each prior post.
Easy-peasy! The only caveat is that you must be new to Triberr to be added to the More Cowbell tribe (though you can still participate in the Webinar) - I’ll explain why in a later post…it has to do with something called Triberr “inbreeding.”
What is Triberr?
Triberr is an invite only website for bloggers interested in increasing their reach. When you get invited into Triberr, you are a member of someone else’s tribe and you have the capability to start 3 new tribes of your own. (I’m using one of mine for this blog series.) Triberr is a free platform which enables bloggers to band together and share in each other’s audience.
Why do I love it?
I love having the ability to see the posts from everyone I want to support all in one easy-to-manage place. Triberr is like having Google Reader on social media steroids. I can push everyone’s posts out to Facebook, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon or schedule them to tweet ALL IN ONE PLACE. I can click on your post’s heading to go read it from Triberr as well. As you can imagine, the convenience is incredible.
What has it done for me?
The most important thing it has done for me is saved me an extraordinary amount of time.
- I can see everyone’s posts from all my tribes in one window (called your Tribal Stream).
- You set your Twitter preferences in Triberr, including how often Triberr tweets for you (ex: mine is set to every 20 minutes until all posts are out). After you complete these settings, you approve the posts in your Tribal Stream (I customize with hashtags first) and your tweets will go out on that time interval automatically.
- I can put a post up on my other platforms like Facebook, StumbledUpon or LinkedIn with a few clicks. Not only does this promote people that I genuinely want to promote, it allows me to do it all in Triberr, without having to open all those distracting (time-sucking) apps.
The other thing Triberr has done for me is increased my traffic, and allowed me to see which posts are more popular than others. Below is a picture from Triberr’s My Stream area, showing how many hits have been generated from the tweets of a particular post. I picked these two because they were on the higher side. Keep in mind I only have two tribes at this point.
Why does Triberr make me happy?
Triberr has two benefits that make me happy in addition to the “brass tacks” measurable items above.
- Triberr solves the biggest problem 99% of bloggers have, which is “How do I get more eyeballs on my content?” I WANT to be a good tweep and promote my people, ensuring that more eyes latch onto their posts. However, as a full-time mom who works part time, I am very short on time. Triberr makes it easier.
- Triberr follows the WANA model laid out by Kristen Lamb. We Are Not Alone is not just a book by Kristen to me. I’m drinking the WANA Kool-Aid and it is a philosophy that I feel passionately about. Writers are stronger together than they are separately and Triberr lets me live the WANA concept via social media.
In essence Triberr makes me feel like I’m doing a better job at “giving back.”
How do I get started?
The easiest way to get started in Triberr is to comment on this post for a chance to be invited to the More Cowbell Tribe. You can also reach out to your existing network and figure out who else you know is on Triberr and get them to invite you.
Once you are invited to Triberr (via Twitter Direct Message or email):
- You click on a link and type in your invite code.
- You connect your Twitter account to Triberr
- You add your RSS feed so your posted content uploads into everyone’s Tribal Stream
- You visit Triberr 1-2 times/day and push out all the content you wish to move along from your Tribal Stream.
My next post will discuss getting set up in Triberr. As I said, there will be at least one more after that to show you the nuances of the program. If you are already IN Triberr and need help, you can ask a question in the comments section, go to the Bonfires section of Triberr, or click on this link for a tutorial.
To recap why I Heart Triberr:
TONS of social media, done in 10 minutes per day.
All the people whose posts you read and share in ONE screen. *Rapture!*
Are you interested in Triberr? Why or why not? What other easy-to-use social media tools have you found to help you handle the demands on your time? Enquiring minds always want to know these things here at More Cowbell!