This post was most recently updated on January 22nd, 2012
Nothing is more powerful and immediate than tribal networking when you are presenting yourself, your ideas, and your opportunities online. Tribal networking primarily ignites the interaction between your personal blog and the Social Media. It involves the cross-syndication of content such as blog posts, You Tube videos and Facebook fan or business pages.
Tribe members comment on each other’s blogs, re-tweet posts, link them to their Facebook walls and so forth. This brings each tribal member a lot of attention and new friends to add to their contact lists. You’ll be surprised how fast you can connect with new friends and business partners by developing your tribal networking.
Cross-syndication is the way that members of a tribe get involved in the process of helping each other. They bring attention and credibility to each other’s work by visiting their sites and blogs, leaving comments and sharing perspective on each other’s content. They join each other’s Facebook communities, subscribe to their You Tube channels and follow each other on Twitter.
Tribal networking is designed primarily for cross-syndication. As a tribe member, you commit to syndicating the work of your other tribe members, just as they have committed to syndicating yours. Everybody gets recognition and social interaction in this way.
Why does Tribal Networking focus primarily on your BLOG?
Your blog is your central hub. It’s where people come to learn more about you… who you are, what you believe in and what value you have to offer to them. It’s also where people can buy into your product or information, of course, but that will only happen AFTER they have come to know you.
That’s why tribal networking revolves around the syndication of your blog.
But syndicating your blog is not the whole activity of tribal networking. Training and accountability are other key roles that tribes fulfill.
When you are part of a tribe, you will learn from others. They will critique your blog, notify you if something is not working. Tribe members can also give you ideas or criticism about your content. So you always have someone to help you present your posts in the best light. You might find out how to add plugins to your blog to will enable you to make it more functional. You might learn to integrate different designs, add banners, integrate picture and videos and so many other things.
Your tribe connections are always available to help you in your training. This training might include technical things to juice up your blog. Or content assistance, such as what to write, how to write it better, or how to make videos or screen capture part of your online presentation. And, of course, as you learn more and more, you’ll be willing to help others with what you know.
This is a critical part of your tribe networking experience. Your tribe will always be there to encourage you to keep your commitment to yourself… your commitment to succeed! In my primary tribe, we commit to write one blog a week to syndicate. Your responsibility is to read your tribe members blogs and comment, retweet and link it to your facebook page. This way they get credibility and so will you. It’s an equal exchange. You meet more people on your facebook and twitter that way. These will be people that are interested in YOU.
We do not spam, i.e. the ethics of a tribe is Not to sell your product, but to gain interest in who you are and what you are doing. This is how the internet marketing works. No one wants to get a sales pitch. They just click off when they sense spam.
The most important thing about the accountability feature of tribal networking is that it keeps you working to develop, refresh and improve your blog and social sites. If you’re not doing this, then all the other efforts you make in the marketing arena will be to no avail. So be thankful that your tribe is here to show you the way and keep your feet to the fire!
Tribing Syndication is all about going to one’s blog, responding to it, re-tweeting it and facebooking it, It is that simple. This gives you higher ranking. AND…your connections will amaze you. It is all about GIVING to one another and building up relationships to help one another out.
Tribing has become all the rage in internet marketing, and it will only become more and more popular in the future. So if you are not in a tribe, get into one now. Begin your journey to Tribal Networking and put yourself on the internet map!