I’ve been suspecting it for a while, but only mentioned it in confidence. But now I know…top players in the blogosphere are keeping Triberr a secret.
Hehe…get it? “Top” secret? Get it? oh, nevermind…moving on… :-p
Of course, I’m biased, but I dare you…I double-dog dare you to find a platform that came out in the last year that has done more to help bloggers?
In fact, if there is such a platform, I’d like to be on it myself, so…thnx in advance if you manage to prove me wrong.
And yet, you will find not a single mention of Triberr on big blogs that bill themselves as blogs that help bloggers blog. Curious, don’t you think?
But I ain’t mad atcha…
2 Million and Growing…
Triberr sends over 2 million visits every month to the member blogs.
And these are not big blogs either. Triberr is built for small bloggers and small blogs. Which is more or less 99% of blogs in the blogosphere.
The 2 million (per month) is a number of visits Triberr sends to blogs that previously got little or no traffic.
Now, there are ton posts out there that talk about the effectiveness of Triberr to drive traffic.
- A Review of Triberr and the Spin Sucks Analytics
- A Leap Of Faith That Brought A Metric-Ton Of Traffic
- How To Double Your Web Traffic With Triberr
- Triberr: A Blogger’s Best Friend
But, here’s the thing.
Triberr is not really the one driving traffic. Triberr is only a tool. It’s up to each and every one of us to build quality tribes, and write quality content. Triberr is simply a platform that helps you leverage existing relationships you have with bloggers, and build new ones.
30 Thousand Tribes and Growing…
Bloggers group themselves in organizations units called tribes.
Average tribe has about 12-15 bloggers, but some tribes have as many as 100+.
Each member of the tribe has a small audience of their own, but together, with 15 bloggers sharing 15 small audiences, it equals to a -to borrow Rob Dempsey’s term- a metric ton of traffic.
Keepin’ it Secret, Ya’ll
I was skyping with Ross Quintana of Social Magnets blog, and he said something interesting to me, which confirmed my suspicion.
He said, and I paraphrase, that he almost doesn’t want to talk about Triberr because he feels like it’s his secret weapon.
It takes a big person to recognize that impulse, and I truly appreciate Ross for sharing that insight with me.
Ross was also able to recognize the benefit of having more bloggers banded together to everyone’s benefit. Because it’s not us against us, it’s us against them. And if you’d like to learn which “them” I’m referring to, watch this video.
Secret Social Network
Is Triberr truly a “secret” social network?
This post was inspired entirely by the book written by none other than the lovely Krissy Brady of the Social Caffeine, a Lori Taylor production.
The book is called The Secret Networks No One Talks About, and of course, Triberr is featured prominently in the book.
Krissy makes a compelling case for getting on these secret social networks early. She also lays out a game plan for each network, how to best leverage it, and how to establish your presence with a fury.
The Weird Thing Is…
The weird thing Is that big tech sites are not reporting on Triberr, and yet it’s taking brand new bloggers approximately 7-10 days to discover Triberr.
Now I know Triberr has done zero work to actually reach out to big tech sites. I know this because it’s my job to reach out to big tech sites :-p
But if brand new bloggers are discovering this “secret” platform for bloggers, why aren’t supposed journalists able to do the same? Am I expecting too much? Nevermind…I already know the answer
I reckon it’s not gonna make it more likely to get a write up on TechCrunch if I call them lazy, but I gots to call them as I see ’em.
The High C
I want to finish on a high note.
There are those who can’t shut up about Triberr even if you beg them to. Some are highly respected and influential bloggers, like Geoff Livingston and Kikolani, and some are less known and amazing just the same.
Here’s the short list of my favs:
- Triberr – Do You Really Know What it is and How it Works? by Janet Callaway
- How I Increased My Reach To Over 300,000 (And Growing) by Jason Yormark
- Triberr: Put Your ACTION Where Your Mouth Is & Pay it Forward! by Pam Moore
- What Is Triberr and Why Bloggers Should Go Tribal by Christina Majaski
- 4 Things Bloggers Will Love About Triberr! by Aaron Biebert
- 5 Reasons You Need To Join Triberr Right Now! by Kevin Minott
- 9 Marketing Lessons from Triberr by Eugene Farber
- Beating the Triberr Drum by Peg Fitzpatrick
- Triberr Love by Andi-Roo
- Triberr: The Ultimate Gift to Bloggers by Alexandria Marx
I could go on