George Fourie chats to Staci Gauny about their revolutionary blog syndication system called TribePro. TribePro is any MLM bloggers saving grace and ultimate time saver when it comes to getting your blog posts blasted across the social hemisphere.
Ronnie Gauny, Staci’s husband, initially created TribePro to be a simple giveaway to help Staci grow her Network Marketing business. Little did they know what impact this syndication would make on helping MLM bloggers get instant blog traffic with the flick of a switch.
But, like all automated systems, there are always dangers in using tools that grows your blog’s backlinks too fast. Ignoring this could get your blog sandboxed (the term used when your blog gets pushed to the bottom of the rankings) by Google.
Staci shares the benefits and how to avoid murdering your blog through syndicating your content through TribePro.
Are you in a social tribe and getting your blog posts syndicated? If not, you’re probably missing out! (and right now, we are the latter)
From automated systems to close nit exclusive tribes, getting your blog posts and content syndicated through a social tribe seems to be the way to go. But do your blog comments end up lacking authenticity in the process?
On episode #3 of thatMLMbeat.TVI questioned whether Tribe Syndication is a killer of great content with too much automation going on.
Although we’ve always been a supporter of multiple tribes, I personally haven’t participated actively in any on a continues basis.
Being on a mission to return back to my blogging roots and in need of a great tribe, I asked a few of the top tribe leaders on Facebook what they feel the essential elements are that makes a Tribe Rock.
Here’s the response I got:
Kary Rogney – Be giving of your time and energy. Listen to what people need and want. And make daily and consistent actions a priority…. Tribes are about people. If you put others first and grow your network, when you look back after a year you’ll be blown away by the success you’ll possess. 🙂
Gavin Mountford – Have a direction and vision for the Tribe, have strong, powerful values for the tribe, work closely with people and remember that those people are real people with real problems, worries, challenges and aspirations.
Do NOT treat people as just a number. As Kary said, put other people first and not yourself. You are doing it for the people.
Ken Pickard – Surround yourself with like minded people. People who share your vision and values and goals. A good tribe is made of of leaders who understand that everyone has something to offer and its members work well on their own but even better in a group. It’s the epitome of a mastermind group.
Heather Stephens – Leadership that is focused on empowering others to stretch their comfort zones. Giving a sense of ownership and exclusivity to the members of the community. Praising the action takers who are making progress, implementing what they’re learning and making the community a better place.
Create an environment that encourages everyone to as questions or offer constructive feedback on how each of us can improve our marketing. Be flexible in adjusting the tribe rules, procedures, etc. as the group grows and needs arise. Don’t try to please everyone. Each community is going to have it’s own flavor and that is a good thing!
Great feedback! To sum it up and keep it simple, here’s the top 10 tribe essentials for blog syndication:
Are there any essential elements to a tribe that you feel we should add? What value do you get the most out of your tribe and more importantly, what value do you contribute?
Although I’ve always been a fan of content syndication, my gut says it’s getting a little out of hand. The instant blog traffic that you can generate with your tribe or automated online content syndication system is great, but what are the consequences? Does syndicated content murder quality blog posts and possibly destroy your personal brand? If you have a social tribe or participate in content syndication, what are your thoughts on this?
It happens to ALL of us. You are doing the do, following the plan that you have put in place for yourself to a tee. And then STUFF … LIFE, whatever you want to call it, happens and throws you a curve ball and to quote Robert Burns, “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley”. This is why Metrics are such a valuable tool to use in measuring your blog’s effectiveness and pinpointing specific areas that require your immediate attention.
I was shocked and stunned today when I took a good look at my Analytics Account for my MLM Blog and NOT in a good way. Here are snapshots of my Analytics Summary for today and Alexa summaries from March 2010 and today as well. There is LOTS of bad news to be seen. The GOOD NEWS is that situation can be reversed. I’ ll talk about that a little later on.
The snapshot below is from today May 29, 2010 …
This snapshot is from March 8, 2010 (almost 90 days ago) …
This snapshot is from my Google Analytics Account May 29,2010 …
My Alexa ranking was in the 240,000 range 10 days ago …. What Happened ?
Here are the three questions that I am asking myself right now:
What relevant conclusions can I draw from this information?
What can I do to improve these results?
How can this information help me serve my readers better and increase the number of readers to my blog?
Here are the answers that I have come up with (I’m inviting you to add your analysis to this in the comment section below):
1. Although my Alexa rankings are up from March 2010, they took a HUGE nosedive over the past 10 days. My traffic is WAY down compared to last month. The bounce rate is VERY high based on my historical numbers. People are spending alot less time ON the blog. And they are looking at fewer pages.
I was posting alot more 3 months ago
I was posting really interesting, relevant content
I was syndicating and commenting alot more on OTHER PEOPLE’S blogs
I was actively publishing articles to different article directories and social communities
I had just published my e-Book
I was alot more SOCIAL in the blogoshpere, Facebook, Twitter, Better Networker, Blog Talk Radio
I had alot of BUZZ going on around my content because I was creating alot of BUZZ around other people’s content
I took on several time intensive consulting projects
I did not allow sufficient time for Socializing – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Better Networker
I did not create another new product
I was not back linking to other people’s content adequately
I stopped posting 3 times a week and went to a 1 post per week schedule
I didn’t do any sort of article marketing to create back links to my information
My content became old and not relevant to the needs of Network Marketers and MLM’ers
My self-management went straight to hell
Can This Be Fixed?
Yes it can, but not without a serious overhaul of my daily method of operation. Things have gotten really busy because of the consulting work that I have picked up. Reviewing the LONG TERM results and goals I want, I allowed myself to get seriously off track because of “bright new shiny objects”. This is no way to build a business that is going to be around for the long haul. Here is what I can do right now to get back on track.
I can hire a VA to help with some of the more mundane tasks.
I need to get SOCIAL again. There are ways to automate some of that, but I will need to invest more upfront time interacting at a higher level with other people so that I can find out exactly what the new concerns are and how to best serve my current readers and attract more people to my information (which is how I got my consulting clients in the first place).
I need to create another high value, totally relevant information product.
Maintaining focus and self-discipline is CRITICAL to the LONG TERM success of anything. Having the right tools in place to measure results is IMPERATIVE to ensuring that one is on the right course. Responding to the detours and challenges that will inevitably occur, in a proactive rather than a reactive way, brings about quicker course correction and better long term results. It is VITAL to be on the bleeding edge of current trends and information and to share that information with the people that can benefit from it. And most important of all, since we are in a social economy, being surrounded by a Tribe that shares my vision is paramount to my success online.
My hope that you received some real value from this post! Be sure to leave your comments and suggestions in the comments area. And take a minute to share this story with YOUR Tribe!!
About The Author –
Rose Mis is the author of “Dead Blogs Don’t Lie ~ 7 Secrets To A Wildly Popular High Traffic Blog”. I am also the Executive Chef (aka Chief Cook and Bottle Washer ;-)) of the Attraction Marketing Training Kitchen. You are invited to stop by the Kitchen anytime you have any questions about blogging and marketing YOU with your blog !
Whether you use thatMLMbeat to simply syndicate your existing MLM Blog or if your primary blog is hosted here with us, either scenario is a representation of YOU and your personal brand.
Are your first impressions impressive or do they scare your potential business partners away?
Most importantly, is there something for your blog visitors to do once they have read your post or seen your video? Can they connect with you on Twitter or opt in to your mailing list?
Adding your blog to thatMLMbeat is a great easy way to build links, get more traffic and expand your readership to your personal blog, but what happens if they never get there?
If you post an article in a article directory, you have a resource box. If you create a Squidoo lens or a Hubpage, you might do the same or make sure that you have a link back to your Network Marketing blog or sales page.
We need to make sure that you do the same here on ‘the beat’.
So to help you along, I’ve put together a short case study of a few great member blogs who have added some really cool customization features which are really easy to do.
Remember, you only have to do it once.
There are more than 80 Free themes and a further 10 or 20 Premium themes with our PRO Membership.
Too many to choose from?
Sue Waters was kind enough to break them down into a easy to understand format to make it easy to choose which one will work best for you.
Better yet, you can attach your own public or private group and forum and import multiple tweets and RSS feeds to the blog for content syndication.
This is a custom feature that you will see a lot more of on thatMLMBeat in the next coming months.
If you would like to know more information about getting something similar setup for your team or business partners then get in touch with me.
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Questions are most welcome as always in the comment section. Cheers! 🙂