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This Week’s Topic: Triberr
I want to dislike Triberr. I really do. When it comes to social media, the a-word – automation – is worse than any four-letter word out there. But everything I’ve read about this service really impresses me! The concept is simple – you join a tribe with bloggers you like and everyone in the tribe tweets out everyone else’s links. What makes me really like this concept is that not only do you have control over what tribes you join, ensuring that you aren’t promoting bloggers you don’t want to promote, but you also have the option to moderate the links you tweet out. So, even though it’s automation, it’s automation with a lot of moderation…and I like that.
Without a doubt, there are people who don’t like Triberr. As with everything, there are people going to take advantage of the tool, trying to game it for their own benefits. There’s also the social media “noise” factor. Those who don’t like Triberr definitely make some good points.
I don’t personally belong to Triberr…yet. Right now, as far as I can tell, it’s still invite-only. But it’s a really great concept and I’m starting to see more and more bloggers signing up to at least give it a try. Luckily, members are also starting to talk about their experiences with Triberr on their blogs as well, so today, I wanted to share with you some of the brilliant posts I’ve read about Triberr.
Advice from Brilliant Bloggers:
4 Things Triberr Reminded Me About Twitter by Neal Schaffer
In this post, Neal talks about his experiences with Triberr in a more traditional type of review, but then he goes on to talk in depth about some things using Triberr has taught him about the way people use Twitter. There are good and bad aspects of every social media tool, and I think Neal does a great job talking about both the good and bad of Triberr. Check it out and then find Neal on Twitter @NealSchaffer.
A Leap of Faith that Brought a Metric-Ton of Traffic by Robert Dempsey
I think this post by Robert Dempsey does a great job of giving readers a little overview of Triberr, but what I really like is seeing his stats and how Triberr has affected his traffic. Robder sums up his experience in three words: holy monkey butt. Check out the post to find out why and then follow him on Twitter @rdempsey.
How Triberr Achieved Massive Success by Beny Schonfeld
This is an awesome video interview with Dino, one of the co-founders of Triberr. He talks about what Triberr is and why is has become so successful, and as an added bonus, if you’re willing to send out a tweet about it, you can download a free ap success guide with all the lessons you can learn from Triberr’s success. After watching the video, check out Beny on Twitter @appeando.
BONUS: With so many posts about Triberr, it was hard to pick just three to highlight. If you’re on the fence about checking out this social media tool, the post you definitely should read is Review of Triberr: The Twitter Promotion Powerhouse by Ben Barden (@benbarden). This has detailed lists of pros and cons of Triberr and is, in my opinion, one of the best posts out there on this topic!
Even More Brilliant Advice:
- 4 Things Bloggers Will Love About Triberr by Aaron Biebert (@Biebert)
- 5 Reasons to Reconsider Triberr by Erica Allison (@ericamallison)
- 5 Reasons You Need To Join Triberr Right Now byKevin Minott (@KevinMinott)
- 9 Marketing Lessons from Triberr by Eugene Farber (@EugeneFarber)
- Are You Looking for a Triberr Invite by Hezi Hershkovitz (@hhezi)
- Beating the @Triberr Drum by Peg Fitzpatrick (@pegfitzpatrick)
- The Benefits of Triberr by Sean McGinnis (@seanmcginnis)
- Figuring Out Triberr by Grace Duffy (@graceduffy)
- Forget Mafia Wars! @Dino_Dogan & @DanCristo Want You to Join Their @Triberr by Jessica Northey (@jessicanorthey)
- Founders of Triberr Sound Off on the Service’s Early Successby Daniel Snyder (@danielsnyder1)
- How I Use Triberr by Kristi Hines (@kikolani)
- How @Triberr increased @OsakaSaul’s @Klout by Bevan Bird (@birdify)
- The Idiot’s Guide to Triberr Tutorial by Nicole Humphrey Cook (@simplywriting)
- Is Triberr Doing More Harm Than Good? by Jason McKee (@jasonmkey)
- Is Triberr Just Another Social Network by Michael Q. Todd (@mqtodd)
- Late Night Interview With Triberr Founder Dino Dogan by Michele Welch (@newbizblogger)
- Let’s Vote Triberr Off the Island by Kellye Crane (@kellyecrane)
- My Triberr Strategy Change and the Benefits of Manual Approach by Brankica Underwood (@liveurlove)
- Pros and Cons of Triberr for Writers by T. Shakirah Dawud (@ShakirahDawud)
- A Review of Triberr and the Spin Sucks Analytics by Gini Dietrich (@ginidietrich)
- Some Thoughts on Triberr for Twitter by Kimberly Castleberry (@askkim)
- Test Driving Triberr by Vanita Cyril (@VanitaCyril)
- This is What is Wrong with Triberr byKevin von Duuglas-Ittu (@mediasres)
- Thoughts on Triberr: Should I Stay or Should I Go? by Darcy (@Syrana)
- Triberr 1.0: invite-only crack for the in crowd by Stan Faryna (@Faryna)
- Triberr – Do You Really Know What it is and How it Works? by Janet Callaway (@janetcallaway)
- Triberr: How I Increased My Reach To Over 300,000 (And Growing) by Jason Yormark (@jasonyormark)
- Triberr-How to extend your Twitter reach by Paul Spoerry (@PaulSpoerry)
- Triberr – Love it or Hate it? by Janice Croze (@janicecroze)
- Triberr: My Thoughts byTiffany Noth (@abloggymom)
- Triberr: Put Your ACTION Where Your Social Mouth Is & Pay it Forward! by Pam Moore (@pammktgnut)
- Triberr: Supercharge Your Social Networking by Keri Jaehnig (@connectyou)
- Triberr: The Next Best Social Network by Kevin Douglas (@SmartIncomeBlog)
- Triberr: The Reach Multiplier (or Twitter Annoyer) by Fadra Nally (@allthingsfadra)
- Triberr: The Twitter Expansion Pack by Don Halbert (@donhalbert)
- Triberr (@triberr) just made me buy ‘bones’, yikes! by Elza V. Swieten (@confluencemedia)
- Twitter vs. Triberr – Is a Standoff Coming? by Daniel Ruyter (@M_oa_SD)
- Video: Let’s Celebrate Triberr by Elena Patrice (@WGB2U)
- Why I Deleted My Triberr Account by Colleen Stout (@MommieDaze)
- Why I Dig Triberr by John Falchetto (@johnfalchetto)
- Why I’m Hesitant About Triberr by Neicole Crepeau (@neicolec)
- Why Triberr May Be The End of the Social Media Rainbow by Mark (@icebluebanana)
Did I miss your post or a post by someone you know about Triberr? Unintentional! Help me out by leaving a comment below with the link!
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It’s so sweet of you to write about us 🙂 Thank you for compiling quite a list of resources for ppl who want to know more.
If I can help you get into Triberr, you just lemme know 🙂
Dude! I feel, like, famous!
Thanks to Alli and Blogworld for including my interview with Dino here… Best thing you can do for a newbie blogger like myself!
Hi Dino! Thanks for stopping by – I might take you up on that offer when I launch Blog Zombies in October. 🙂
Thanks for including my 8pm Warrior blog post on this issue!
I really appreciate what Dino and Dan have put together and I think it’s something every smart blogger should at least consider. I’m glad to see I’m not alone! 🙂
I am on triberr, but still can’t figure it out. I can’t even log on, apparently. Good Grief. And the tutorials are confusing my little right brain.
Hi Alli –
So honored to be included in your post! I greatly respect your decision to research both sides of the argument before making a choice. Let me know if you have any questions or want to talk about my experience with Triberr. I have to go read a dew of these posts – didn’t catch them all
Alli, aloha. What a terrific article on Triberr. Since you collected these posts, you already know I am a huge fan of it. If you would like an invitation or if I can answer any questions for you, please do let me know because I would be happy to help you understand Triberr’s potential.
Thanks so much, Alli, for including my post in this amazing compilation. As soon as I hit post, I am going to share this in my tribes.
And, of course, I am going to connect with yo on twitter as well as check back to learn about your new project especially for bloggers.
Best wishes for a terrific weekend, Alli. Until next time, aloha. Janet
Thank you for including my post on Triberr! It was actually my second – and I must say a much better choice than my first. 🙂 I think Triberr has so many positives; they far outweigh the negatives that folks have brought up (myself included). @dinodogan:disqus and @DanCristo:twitter have made it easy to “customize” Triberr to suit your tastes and preferences. I can use manual mode for an entire tribe or certain members, and the very same with auto mode. That’s pretty cool and very handy for monitoring your stream so that you’re not filling it with the same folks over and over.
Hi, Alli, check out my post at tribe.ly… Triberr is NOT building tribes. http://tribe.ly/triberr-is-not-creating-tribes/ Enjoy!
Thanks for adding your link, Jason!
Holy Massive Round-up, Batman! Crazy that so many people have taken the time to share their thoughts and experiences with Triberr. Honored to be a part of something that interests so many.
Thanks for stopping by, Dan! It’s really neat to see Triberr become so popular and I’ll be interested to see where things go over the next few years!
Wow! Honored to be included in this list. Thanks!
Looking forward to reading all the other viewpoints.
Honored that you would include my blog post in this review. I was also cognizant that there are some who love Triberr while others are also not so sure, which is why I tried to take a two-sided approach in my own review of the platform. That being said, the “community” that is Triberr has grown and deepened since that blog post, and I find myself more involved with other bloggers on the site. At the end of the day, if you are a blogger, Triberr is a force that you cannot, and should not, ignore.I just signed up for Blog Zombies – hoping that it will include some synergy with Triberr 😉
I’ll have the Blog Zombies blog up and running on October 1, and I definitely hope to check out Triberr with it!
Thanks so much for writing about this AND compiling a list of informative blogs. This is the first time I’ve heard of Triberr. I understand the wisdom of this being by invite only, but doesn’t this limit its reach significantly? There may be some new and honest bloggers out there who write quality blogs but aren’t connected to any Triberr bloggers yet.
Excellent overview, it pointed me out something I didn’t realize before. I should encourage for your wonderful work. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. Thank you for sharing this information with us.
Thanks for including me on this list 🙂
Thank you so much for including my video about the awesomemessimo Triberr here … I’m humbled and grateful to you!
Love that you’re in my neck of the woods, yeah!! I cannot wait for your Blog Zombies launch because it sounds verrrry interesting! I’ve signed up! I wish you the most success!!
Again, thank you so much! Have a safe, wonderful day!!
Thank you for the mention above. I’m loving Triberr — In fact, since my post was written, I’d say my blog and my experience have transformed….maybe even 180 degrees! 🙂
So, I should probably do another post.
Dan & Dino are “now” leaders – while there is an element of automation, all else about their work is looking forward. They are great about listening, implementing, and always making it better.
@twitter-45938040:disqus is fabulous, and actually invited me to Triberr. Ask her, listen to her. If I can provide any additional insight, please feel free to reach out.
Heading to look at Blogging Zombies…
Respective technology and entertaintment blog it is. I have been long looking for some nice blogs. Very enlightening article it is for read anyone.
Thanks for the recognition Allison
Triberr. You love it, or you hate it. I love it 🙂
Great article on Triberr. What a great list you have here. Thanks for the kind mention 🙂
All the best,
Thank you for listing all the various blog opinions about Triberr. I have not seen how Triberr works first handed so hopefully someone went into the details and screenshots.
Triberr was brought to my attention by my SM person before as a useful tool to easily curate items that would be of interest to my audience. I was looking for something that would allow me to read relevant blogs and retweet them in an easy, automated way. Feedly became overwhelming for me after I hit the 4,000 pending blog posts. However, he listed the pros and cons based on my business requirements and I had tabled the idea over concerns with my commitment to quality.
Neal’s post addressed most of my concerns and I’ll keep on researching Triberr. I think it’s a good tool now that it allows the deletion of posts. His comments about being able to use Triberr to build relationships with new bloggers resonate with me.
Marketing is all well and good but at the end of the day, the bloggers who have businesses or are businesses have to keep the viability of the business as the #1 priority.
It will be interesting to see if tribe members allow their tribal mates to stick with business requirements instead of demanding total quid pro quo.
I’m experimenting and learning about social media but, I am committed that everything I tweet out must not violate the trust of my audience. I may also need to defend my tweets to multiple federal regulatory agencies unlike most regular bloggers.
In case these help, just a three-article series of mine – on Triberr, using it to its fullest, and running tribes righteously:
Just one of the three events I organized over the summer – for multi-chief Q&A for those interested in Triberr, but with questions: http://events.linkedin.com/Rogue-Unauthorized-Online-Triberr-Party/pub/696712
Thanks for the awesome links, Saul!
I would love to get an invite if anyone is willing. Please contact me through my website.
So excited about Blog
World Expo. Started blogging in July & love it!
I’d somehow use tribber, but not so much really on it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Thanks for including my article (although already a bit outdated with their insane growth!). The one thing critics should take note of is that Dan and Dino are doing a tremendous job to build features that work towards making it more difficult to abuse Triberr just for mass broadcasting. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the platform, their intentions are noble, and they are innovating at a rapid pace. I’m just thrilled to have been involved from the early stages and continue to be a supporter.
That’s definitely a good point. It’s always awesome to see developers working to make their platform less easy to abuse and more beneficial for users.
‘spose I’m a newbie of sorts, but am loving the blogging life and learning a ton. I’ll be at BlogWorld expecting to take in all kinds of info and meet y’all. Check out my posts at http://www.feldmancreative.com/blog, SiteSketch101, SocialMediaToday, and Business2Community. I like what I’ve seen of Tribber. Would someone be so kind as to extend an invitation to me?
I love the fact that it isn’t all automated now. Also that people who are only using triberr tweets to send to their feed are being found out and penalized. I think Triberr has made some great changes in the profoundly RIGHT direction!
There have been huge improvements in Triberrr since this post was written so if you’re still on the fence, I think you should give it a try. Once you get the hang of it, doubling your traffic (or more) within a few days is definitely achievable.