If there is one thing that social media has taught us it’s that user created content ranks very well in the search engines. You can hardly do a search anymore without noticing at least a couple of social media sites within the top 10 listings of a search and even more so by the day.
This week Neil and Cameron talked about Netscape, Reddit, and Delicious. They go into detail about using these sites from both a user’s perspective and from a marketer’s perspective. Every social media site has a unique personality so it’s important to learn what works for each individual property. The one thing they all have in common is that they can drive lots of traffic and links if your content piece gains traction.
This week Rand Fishkin from SEOmoz joined Neil and I to discuss SMM and SEO. In addition to talking about the latest news from the social media world they also talked about Rand’s [MySuperProposal](http://mysuperproposal.com/), using irrelevant content for linkbaiting campaigns, and reaching global audiences with social media.
Tomorrow Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz will join Neil and me on the Rush Hour podcast. Rand is one of the most knowledgeable guys when it comes to SEO and has been on the forefront of the social media marketing scene. We’re looking forward to picking his brain and I’m sure he’ll have a lot of good things to say about the different ways to use social media in concert with SEO.
This week we focused on StumbleUpon, everything from what StumbleUpon is to tips on using it to drive targeted traffic to your site. Learn why you should become an active member in the StumbleUpon community and how to get the most out of StumbleUpon and the traffic that it can bring.
For this episode of Rush Hour we were joined by Brian Clark from Copyblogger to talk about copywriting and the role it plays in blogging and social media marketing. Brian did a wonderful job answering some of our questions as well as listener questions about what works and why. This show is definitely one that you’ll want to listen to closely and reference often as there are some great nuggets of information.
I was alerted to TailoredMusic this morning from Mashable’s post about their diggbait song titled “A Love Song for Digg”. While this song might actually work because it’s targeted towards the Digg audience I don’t think any of their other songs are Digg material.
Today we did our first ever episode of Rush Hour, our new podacst on Webmaster Radio. Todd Malicoat from Stuntdubl joined us and we mostly talked about Digg, the ethics behind paying Diggers for submissions and why SEOs get a bad rep from the Digg community. We also answered some questions from our readers about targeting different social networks for the best results.
Neil and I have a new radio show on Webmaster Radio called Rush Hour that will air on Wednesdays at 1PM PST / 4PM EST. The show will focus on social media and social media marketing.