How To Use Tumblr As An Online Traffic Source

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How To Use Tumblr As An Online Traffic Source

Have you considered Tumblr as an online traffic source? I’m sure many of you are probably already used to getting traffic from some of the well-known social platforms such as Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest, and Twitter. Although Tumblr is not as big as the other social media platforms mentioned above, it is one of the fastest growing social media platforms. Many online businesses are turning to Tumblr as they have realized that Tumblr is a huge source of traffic.

A few ways you can increase Tumblr traffic for your site are discussed below:


One of the most effective ways to get your content viral and generate huge traffic is through re-blogging in Tumblr. Tumblr posts are usually displayed on the news feed of other users who follow you. If they like it, they can re-blog it thus appearing in the news feed of their followers. If your post generates lots of traction and attention, it will appear on thousands of Tumblr news feeds and generate a generous amount of traffic for you.

Explore Page

Another way on how to drive huge traffic from Tumblr is by using the explore page. Once your Tumblr page begins generating content that readers like, they will recommend it to Tumblr admins who will put your blog on the Tumblr explore page that is seen by thousands of Tumblr users every day. Once your posts are placed on the explore page, you will see a significant increase in traffic.

Repackaging Content

Tumblr offers an easy way to generate traffic back to your site without much investment in content creation as you can use content excerpts from your existing posts in Tumblr with links to your site. What is more, Tumblr allows the use of a variety of media including, pictures, infographics, and videos to generate traffic. This allows for more creativity among users to increase their traffic flow.
Unlike other social media sites, Tumblr links are ‘follow links’ which is great in helping your SEO efforts. For online businesses that seek to improve their link building efforts, Tumblr is a great way to build links that will translate to more online visibility and more organic traffic for your site.

Direct Users to Other Pages

Tumblr allows users to create a ‘contact’ and ‘about us’ page which help users easily find more information about your online business. In addition, Tumblr users can include their own domain names, set up (Really Simple Syndication) RSS feeds from their favorite blogs and have the ability to display links to their Facebook and Twitter feeds. This is a great way to increase Tumblr traffic as your users can choose to follow your Twitter or Facebook pages and as follows, also generate traffic back to your site.

As an online marketer, I like to keep my options open and be able to explore many avenues when it comes to generating online traffic.

What are some ways that were not mentioned in this article that you can think of that would help others who are trying to leverage the power of Tumblr to increase online traffic? Please feel free to respond in the comment area. Thank you.


Bio: Sonya Myricks is a writer, author, publisher, entrepreneur, and PhD candidate. She owns and manages a blog site with several topic categories including digital products, training information on business, marketing, and self-development plus a growing database of quality articles. If you would like more information on how to use Pinterest, visit our website

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