There are some fundamental concepts you must be familiar with when using Tribes. This section will briefly outline these concepts.
How a Tribe Works
A Tribe is simple. The video below is brief overview of the concept of tribes.
In practice a tribe contains a group of content creators. The tribe is managed by a chief. Inside each tribe content creators import their content (i.e. blog posts or Youtube videos). Each time a tribe mate publishes a post or video it is then imported into the tribe. When a tribemate logs into Triberr they can view and share content. Content from tribes are visible in on both the global stream and individual tribal streams.
How to Navigate Tribes Page
Tribes is a core Triberr feature. Infact, you might argue that without Tribes there would be no Triberr. The concept of a Tribe is to help online content creators build a community of other influencers who reciprocate sharing and social engagement. Tribes is the main hub for Tribe management and contains 7 basic sections which include:
- Create a Tribe
- Explore Tribes
- My Tribes
- Promotion Requests
- Muted Members
Create a Tribe
To create a tribe click on the blue ‘Create a Tribe’ button located on the Tribes page once the button is clicked a popup modal will appear.
Once the modal appears enter the required information. This includes:
- Tribe Name – Make the name unique and descriptive. Public and Private tribes are searchable in Explore Tribes. Therefore, if you’re trying to grow your Tribe ensure you are selecting the proper information to attract other bloggers who may be interested in your tribe.
- Tribe Type – You can select RSS or Youtube Tribe. Please note you must have a YouTube account connected before creating a Youtube Tribe.
- Tribe Category – Select the appropriate category to help others find your tribe.
- Tribe Privacy – You can select Public, Private, or Invite Only. Please note invite only Tribes do not allow followers and the tribe itself will not be searchable in Explore Tribes.
- Tribe Description – Your Tribe Description must be at least 150 characters. It’s a excellent opportunity to introduce what makes your tribe unique. Think of the description as your first impression.
Then click save. You can edit the tribe settings at anytime by clicking on edit settings on the tribe page.
Explore tribe is the section in Triberr which helps members discover new tribes to join. By default you land on ‘Explore Tribes’ when visiting the Tribes page . However, members can also access this page by clicking on ‘Explore tribes’ in the Tribes left hand sidebar. To find new tribes enter search details in the “search query” form located at the top of the page.
- Tribe details that are searchable include:
- Tribe name – via keyword
- Tribe description – via keyword
- Tribe category – available in category dropdown
- Tribe reach – the total reach of the tribe
- Newly created tribes – for those searching for new tribe opportunities
Once the search query is completed results of that search will appear beneath the ‘search query form’. Results that appear will include an tribe details such as:
- The Chief’s avatar – Image of the chief of the tribe
- Tribe Name – If an icon appears beside the tribe name this indicates your status in the Tribe.
- If you are a follower of a Tribe the icon displayed will be a binocular icon
- If you are a chief of a Tribe the icon displayed will be the Triberr logo
- If you are a member of a Tribe the icon displayed will be a person or avatar icon
- Tribe Category – One of Triberr’s primary categories
- Tribe Type – Blogger (RSS) or Youtube
- Available action – (red button)
- View Tribe (if you are currently apart of the tribe)
- Follow Tribe (if you are neither a chief or follower)
- Request Promotion (if you are currently a follower of a Tribe)
- No action (you have previously left the tribe and are not able to re-follow or re-join)
A list of the Tribes you are currently a chief, member, or follower of is included in the ‘My Tribes’ Dropdown on the Tribes page. By default the dropdown is open when you land on Tribes. To view any Tribe in the list select the tribe name and it’s content will load on current page.
When a member receives an invitation to join a tribe. He or she can choose to join or ignore the invite via the invitations page accessible in Tribes. The invitation will include the chief’s avatar, a join button, an ignore invite button. Note: Ignoring an invite will not notify the chief that you have ignored the invitation.
If you are a chief of any tribes followers may request a promotion to member. Promotions requests are accessible via Tribes in the left hand navigation.
If you no longer want to see a member’s content in your streams you can choose to mute members. Muting a member will remove their hide his / her content from your streams. You can do this by hovering over the member’s avatar then select mute.
You can unmute members on Tribes via the left hand navigation.
Tribe Sharing Settings
Tribe sharing settings is accessible via the settings link at the bottom of the left side navigation. Tribe sharing settings allows you to assign specific social networks to specific tribes. For example, you may want to assign your Facebook profile to a Power Sharing Tribe but you don’t want to assign your Facebook profile to other tribes. You can manage these custom settings for each tribe and each social network you attach to Triberr.
Tribe Tabs and Settings
Inside a tribe there are different tabs to manage different activities within the tribe these tabs include:
- Edit Tribe Settings – visible only to chief
- Referral link – visible only to chief
- General Settings – visible to all members
- About Tab- visible to all members
- Members Tab- visible to all members
- Chat Tab – visible to all members
- Related Tribes Tab- visible to all members
- Stats Tab – visible only to chief
- Invites Tab- visible only to chief
Edit Tribe Settings
To edit your tribe settings click on the Edit Tribe Settings button located on your Tribe page. Settings available when the tribe was created can be modified via ‘Edit Tribe Settings’.
The referral link allows you to send an invite or promote external members to your Tribe. Whenever a referral link is clicked new non-registered Triberr will be added to your tribe during registration. After registration is completed these new members will also be directed to your unique tribe. To access your referral link select the referral link button on your tribe homepage.
The about tab contains a description of the tribe , the tribe content type , and tribe privacy type. Below the about tab you’ll see the tribal stream. Which contains all content imported into the tribe by it’s members.
The members tab contains a list of the chief, tribal members, and tribal followers.
The chat tab provides the ability to engage in conversations with other members / followers. You can tag other Triberr members in chat conversations just as you would tag someone on Twitter or Facebook.
Related Tribes Tab
Related tab tribes contains a list of tribes that share some of the current tribes characteristics.
Stats tab contains stats like tribe performance. This tab is only visible to the chief of a tribe.
Invites tab contain the ability to invite members via email or gmail connection. You can use this feature to invite people who are not currently members of Triberr as well as current Triberr members. A Tribe invite will be sent to the email provided. Once the recipient clicks on the link they will be required to signin or register. Once registered they will be directed to your tribe to join or follow the tribe.
Tribe Concepts to Understand
Fundamental concepts associated with tribes include Tribe types, tribe privacy settings, and tribe roles. We’ve included a summary of these concepts below.
Types of Tribes
There are 2 types of content tribes on Triberr. These types include RSS Tribes and Youtube Tribes. When creating a Tribe you can specify what type of Tribe you want to create. When joining a Tribe the type of Tribe whether RSS or Youtube is specified in the description.
Tribe Privacy Settings
There are 3 types of privacy settings available for tribes. These privacy settings include
- Public – Anyone can find the tribe, request membership, and view the tribal stream. It’s member list is public.
- Private – Anyone can find the tribe, request membership, and view the tribal stream. It’s member list is private. Followers are not allowed
- Invite Only – Each member must be invited by the tribe chief. It’s member list is private. Followers are not allowed. Tribe is not displayed in Triberr search results.
Only the chief of the Tribe can change tribe privacy settings.
There are 3 Types of Tribe Roles. These roles include
- Chief – A chief is the person who owns and manages the tribe
- Follower – A follower is someone who follows the tribe’s activity. However, his / her content is not imported into the Tribe.
- Member – A member is someone who also follows the tribe’s activity. His / Her content is imported into the Tribe.
In most cases unless you are a chief of the tribe your tribe membership first begins as a follower. On the tribe homepage as well as the members tab you can request a promotion to become an member of the tribe. Once a request is sent a chief will receive the promotion request in the promotion requests section of Tribes. If a request is pending the tribe profile page will also indicate request pending.
The chief has the option to Promote your membership from follower to member. This is completely at the discretion of the chief. In the members section of a tribe you can also choose to leave a tribe.
As a chief you can choose to do the following in the members tab:
- Promote a follower to member
- Demote a member to follower
- Remove a followers / members from the tribe
- Promote someone else to chief (this means you will no longer be chief)
- Close the Tribe
Anyone member or follower can leave the tribe at any time. However, once you leave a tribe you cannot rejoin it .
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