Have you ever had want to share your blog post, video, or photo across the web only to be lost among the gigantic shuffle that is the internet? Heard the saying that you can build the best mouse trap in the world, but if you do not let people know about it then the product never exists. That is why when you find a group of people who share your blog across different social networks you want to talk this group up, because they let your mousetrap be discussed. That is the position I am in today.
About 1 month ago, I joined Tribe Syndication Alliance, otherwise known as TSA. TSA’s mission is to provide additional exposure, more quality relationships, and more success for it’s members. They do this with a group of roughly 200 devoted individuals who each week commit to share, connect, and build each others business.
It has made a world of difference to my blog. Since I joined this group last month my blog traffic has grown from 3,000 hits per month to almost 5,0000 hits per month. A large percentage of that growth is thanks to this amazing group of individuals.
The fact is that building a blog by yourself is a long, tough process. When you partner up with others who have a similar philosophy to you, and can help you grow your site and yourself you see the benefits.
As you can see in the example above I have had 10,000 visits since the beginning of this year. Even more important is that this traffic has increased dramatically over the past month as I have grown my TSA connections.
So, now that I have talked it up, let’s see if you are a good fit. TSA is for bloggers who use Self-Hosted WordPress blogs, plus a number of the select WordPress plugins from WordPress, such as DiggDigg and ComentLuv. Additionally this is for bloggers looking to provide quality content.
The reason why other bloggers who use this system and myself have seen success is because we do not put up rah rah promo stuff all the time. Instead, we believe that the majority of our content should be about education, so people share your blog. Do not misunderstand me that you should never talk about your business, but the more you talk about you, the more you will be the only person on your website.
This is done, because other bloggers are OK with sharing your promotional information from time to time, but are not in the business of solely promoting yours.
Now that you know more about this great site go to TSAMastery.com for more information on how you can share your blog.
Andy, joining a tribe is definitely one of the best ways to get massive viral traffic and see a huge change in Alexa rankings! Your results speak for themselves!! I also find there are so many gorgeous people you can meet through it that end up becoming lifelong friends. Wishing you a really beautiful Easter.
Andy, Nice post and people that read your articles would do well to take your advise. I consider myself very fortunate to read your articles on a weekly basis. I am so grateful for you as you tell it like it should be and not like a lot of the net and just chase the almighty dollar. Andy when you bless people, the way of this universe is that you will be blessed 10 fold. Your blog has become one of my favorites. Keep up the great work and as I have told you before “Make it a great week” 🙂
Thanks! I appreciate your kind words! Your blog is an amazing source for SEO as well, so I appreciate all the time and effort you put into your posts.
Hey Andy, congratulations on your traffic. These are real numbers that show a steady progression. It is good to know that you have attributed this to TSA and I can attest to witnessing very encouraging results myself.
Long may your success continue.
Keep the smile!
Congrats on the traffic Andy! I wholeheartedly agree. The TSA is absolutely awesome and it’s all because of the wonderful people that are involved. The increase in traffic is great but there’s also the learning and the relationships that are another benefit – this is HUGE!
Happy Easter! Thanks for the Easter Basket, by the way 🙂
Thanks! I completely agree that the traffic is great and also that the relationships that are created are even better. In the past month, I have had the opportunity to meet amazing people around the world.
Another great post thanks Andy. I find it so annoying and I’m on a mission to encourage others not to merely promote from their blogs. Blogging and micro blogging is for providing valuable content and developing relationships with people interested in what you have to say. A quote I live by is ‘people buy from those they know, like and trust’ providing great content and being yourself in your blog is a huge step towards this.
Thanks! People definitely need to be more intimate with those they do business with by creating a like and trust atmosphere.
In the vast super highway one can get lost very easily. Your example of increasing traffic is a great resource for a blogging newbie like myself. It is amazing how fast things can change with a stronge tribe working with you.
Hope to meet sometime in Chi town.
The tribe is definitely important! It has definitely been an amazing change of pace!
When will you be in Chi town?
That is a huge jump in traffic in one month, nice job dude.
It seems consistency is a great thing as well, maybe its me but you seem to have a post up every single day. I am just like wow where does he find material to write about? Seriously whats the secret for a blog post every day and something that is informative,helpful and just pretty cool to read? If you hadn’t guessed I am quite curious lol
A me me me attitude is never good especially in the world of business and in blogging and many other aspects as well. that good karma will pay someone ten folds, and its like the golden rule goes you should treat others as you would like others to treat yourself.
Consistency is huge, but even still for the first few months I was blogging I had very little traffic. I still remember the first time I had 20 people check out my blog in one day. I was beating my chest proudly. Then walked into a meeting, and met another internet marketer who was telling me he had 4,000 hits a month. Talk about an ego check!
The fact is that creating content every day is sometimes easy, because I am constantly on the lookout for something to write about. As you noticed my thoughts always tend towards social networking, so when a topic that comes up is related I go for it. That is where “You Might Not Know Me, But I Am Only Three Degrees Away From You Came.” Letting an idea or thought stay inside my mind too long could be dangerous anyways, so my blog is a great way to release those thoughts into the world.
Definitely agree with you about good karma. Working to give as much as good karma as possible!
I agree with you the majority of our content should be about education. When you find a blog like your with great content, not sales pitches you look forward to the next post. My knowledge has grown tremendously through reading the TSAmastery post.
Perry A Davis Jr
Thanks! I completely agree with you that educational blogs are far and few between. That is why the ones that last are so successful! No one else provides education.
Thanks for sharing this great post about the awesome benefits of joining a Blog Syndication Community and in this case…our beloved TSA.
There is soooo much to be gained from being a contributing member of a tribe like TSA.
The added traffic is a wonderful thing, but the education from reading the wonderful content from my fellow bloggers, like yourself has been very valuable.
The relationships that I am establishing that I know will last for a very long time is truly amazing, not to mention potential, future business and JV partners.
For anyone that is serious about building their online brand and presence…YOU need to check out TSA…but, ONLY if you are SERIOUS and willing to COMMIT.
To your continued success,
I agree with you that I learn so much from fellow bloggers on TSA. They have so much to offer, and the group of people actually show up! They show up for everything from building a presence to helping each other out to be more successful.
Andy those are some great stats. I to see mine growing everyday and a big part is the foundation of TSA and the great relationships I am building. To see people come back and comment on your post when you are not even in the same group makes me very appreciative of the type of people we have here. Great post.
It is really cool to see an active community on your blog when previously it felt like a desert old west town. Thanks for the post!
I enjoyed your take on TSA Mastery! Myself being a new member, sometimes new people can get lost in the training and requirements and not see the forest for the trees! So it was very interesting to read about your real results, I am so excited to be a member of such a syndication and look forward to learning more from you and the other tribe members!
Glad to be able to show you results, because I am still relatively new myself. Great to connect on TSA!