How to Choose Cool Tumblr Blog Names
What is the difference
between Facebook and Tumblr? As both are social networks: With Facebook, people see what you like. With Tumblr, people see through your eyes.
Steer clear of
Facebook-esk posts. Try to keep it more
about what you see as fun, interesting, artistic, etc. Stick to stuff that you would have tapped
someone on the shoulder and said, “Look at this”, if they were in the
room. On that note, name your blog so
that I could guess what is in it by its name, and keep it related to what you
are actually showing them. DON’T try to
be clever and call your blog, “Open Midnight”.
Tumblr now pulls more
than 16 billion page views per month, with a large portion being attributed to
the lookie-loos who see a piece that catches their attention. This is the lifeblood of YouTube, where you
may log on to see the latest “Onion“ comedy news reel and then when it finishes
you also end up watching:
“Did George Bush Jr Say That“
“Cockerel Breaks Up Bunny Fight“
“Budgie Whistles Final Fantasy End of 7 Battle
“World’s greatest poker move”
You know that 99% of the
time on YouTube it is the title that makes you click on it. Use the same principal on Tumblr as on
YouTube, though feel free to leave a question mark. Such as, “How to lose at fighting fat” or
“Kids jump the bins on their skateboards and hit……something”.
There is a great argument
raging at the moment as to what is search engine worthy. For example, the stuff you type on a Facebook
wall is supposed to be un-indexed in Google, and yet if you “like” an
item/something with Facebook on a website, then that “Like” is supposed to
positively affect the SEO (website optimization), so that it will rank a little
higher on the Google search results. So,
the argument rages that what else on Facebook is indexed or affects scores? Tumblr is believed to be indexed by Google,
due chiefly to the fact that it is (in essence), just another web page on a
larger web site.
At the time of writing,
the Tumblr page http://factsnfigures.tumblr.com/ is on top of the search
results if you type in “Tumblr facts and figures”. This very fun page ranks higher than the more
professional pages (there are lots on the subject of Tumblr facts and
figures). The author spent just under a
month finding fun facts and adding a few of his own and called it, “Facts
and Figures is going to teach you a lesson. Also, there are boobs”. The title is fun and appeals to a wide
audience, and the content is simple and inoffensive. So the tip is, that you can achieve a very
good page ranking on Google if you are creative, and when you do, give it a
long name with a dash of creativity added in.
He could have just called it “facts and figures”, but that would not
have been as creative, fun and would have not helped him rank any higher on the
search engine results.