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Congrats to Tumblr who made it on ComScore’s Top 50 Web Properties

comScore released their April 2012 Top 50 U.S. Web Properties and social blogging phenom Tumblr finally made it on the list! This is just another sign that Tumblr is growing exponentially. In the report, it shows that Tumblr is ranked number 47 with 23,507,000 million visitors for the month of April.

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Uh oh, a porn company is suing Tumblr for $5 million

Anyone that uses Tumblr knows that there is a certain level of porn in your stream. Of course you have the choice to follow these users that post it or not, but sometimes it just happens. Or you could go hard, and check out the Tumblr porn tag search for loads of pornography (NSFW). It’s mostly spam, but again, many legit users post porn to the social blogging site and in a new lawsuit from the Perfect 10 porn company, they aren’t happy about the copyright infringements and are suing Tumblr for a lot of money.

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The Evolution of the Tumblr Dashboard

As part of a new initiative on Tumblr which I first mentioned in February, Tumblr has launched a new program called Storyboard. Storyboard is a regular collection of featured Tumblr content found in the community. One of the first posts on Storyboard is about the Tumblr Dashboard, which is very interesting.

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Ever wonder about your blog traffic? Track it with Google Analytics

If you have your own blog, maybe it’s on Tumblr since the social blogging service is so popular these days, and you want to track your traffic, I highly recommend Google Analytics. It’s a flexible, detailed and a free traffic reporting tool by Google.

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Adverts coming to the Tumblr Dashboard soon

At the annual AdAge Digital conference, Tumblr CEO David Karp (pictured inset) said that advertisers will soon be able to buy ad units on the Featured area of the Tumblr Dashboard.

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Will Tumblr become as ubiquitous as Facebook?

When you talk about blogs and blogging platforms in 2012, you can’t help but also hear about Tumblr. Sites like Blogspot and LiveJournal are becoming non-players when it comes to blogging. Posterous was a threat at one point, but their time has ended as well. So what’s left? Well you have the big one, WordPress, and you also have Tumblr.

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Tumblr integrates user activity into Facebook for broader sharing

Sharing your Tumblr blogs on Facebook just got a whole lot easier thanks to some new Tumblr-to-Facebook integration. In the past, you had to manually share your Tumblr posts directly into Facebook using the status update. That is now a thing of the past, unless you care to continue doing that manually.

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I wish that Tumblr had custom 404 error pages

I love Tumblr, how customizable it is and being able to do almost anything possible with it. It really makes it the best blogging platform around, and for that I am grateful. Not to mention all the wonderful people on Tumblr, which adds the social experience to it making it even better than one can imagine. There are a few things that I wish Tumblr had, with custom 404 error pages being one of them.

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Blogging site Posterous gets acquired by Twitter

What a day. I just found out Yahoo! is suing Facebook, and now I see that Twitter just acquired Posterous. Change is good though, so no complaints here, as change typically drives innovation.

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A day in the life of a blogger’s brain

Do you ever wonder what goes on in the head of your average blogger? Being a blogger myself, it’s interesting to know how other bloggers think, and I would say this infographic provides a pretty good description of our day to day thoughts. I can certainly say I think about my blog content, what I want to write about, my code, traffic and SEO often. How about you, what do you think about most?

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Building relationships through business blogging

Although social media seems to be front and center of interaction on the Internet, blogging continues to be popular. When looking at ways to resonate with customers, businesses should recognize that a social media strategy alone isn’t enough, and that the benefits of a blog are simply too important to pass up.

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Behind the scenes, Tumblr is scaling at an enormous rate

As many know, Tumblr has been growing at a massive rate over the past year. This is a good thing of course. But it can also be bad because it leads to system strain and outages when you don’t have the scalability to account for the huge spike in usage. This is certainly something Tumblr has suffered through, with outages plaguing the site, it seems that Tumblr just hasn’t been able to keep up.

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Tumblr adds Highlighted Posts to user feed to generate revenue

Tumblr just added a new way for your blog posts to get a little extra attention in the Tumblr Dashboard (user feed). On Tumblr, you can follow other people, and you see their posts in your feed, just like with Twitter. Starting today, you can pay $1.00 to “highlight" your blog posts to your followers, giving it a giant bright tag of sorts that will surely stand out in the feed.

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Tumblr Tuesday will soon will be Tumblr everyday

Every Tuesday of every week, since 2009, Tumblr has spotlighted a few blogs in a staff post as part of “Tumblr Tuesdays”. The point of Tumblr Tuesdays is to bring recognition to bloggers on the social blogging platform and highlight the interesting, fun and exciting blogs.

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