In this video, you’ll learn all you need to know about the most popular tags used in Tumblr posts.
Effective utilization can make a remarkable difference in the success of your Tumblr account.
Tags on Tumblr are very important because this is the main channel through which users will find you. This is why it makes sense to add as many (but relevant) tags as possible. Look for variations and synonyms of your target keywords, and include them all. It goes without saying, though, that you shouldn’t become a tag spammer.
When you find a good post from somebody else, don’t hesitate to reblog it. This way you are feeding your audience with new stuff, while at the same time the original author will be thankful and might reblog some your original posts in return.
When we say to be active in posting and interacting with other users, this doesn’t mean you should spam and nag – it’s better to post less frequently, if you have nothing relevant to post than to post junk every day just for the sake of it. You might think of filler posts (i.e. funny stuff that supposedly appeals to everybody) and have some of these in stock, so you can post them when you have nothing better but don’t post meaningless posts just to fill your daily quota.
While nobody limits your topics, for best results, you’d better narrow down your choices to topics from one niche. Tumblr is especially good, if you need niche traffic, so if you have multiple niches, you’d better create separate profiles for each of them than mix them all in one profile.
Tumblr allows to place ads in your posts, so you can advertise yourself, your site, or your products but do it once a week at most – otherwise, you will irritate your followers really soon and the effect you will achieve will be just the opposite to what you want. Resist the temptation to post ad, if the ad itself is not cool, or if the product/service you are promoting is far from excellent. You need to do this only once and many of your followers will drop you right away.
Tumblr doesn’t have the huge number of users of Facebook but the good thing is that your competition isn’t that huge either. If you have good stuff to post and you are persistent, sooner or later you will get noticed. And who knows, even if Tumblr isn’t the first choice for many other webmasters, it might turn out that for you personally it works like a charm. In fact, this is what matters most – if it works for you, not for the whole world.