Dave Naffziger posted a list of 183 Sites and Blogs of the Alexa’s Top 10,000 that are banned […]
To some, traffic from reaching the front page of Digg, Netscape, Reddit or Del.icio.us is the proverbial Holy Grail. But getting the traffic to your site is just the first step in a good Social Media Marketing campaign.
It seems Digg has unbanned a list of sites by letting them back in. From what I have noticed here are the sites that have been allowed back in.
Since its launch in 2004, Digg has seen strong and largely unstoppable growth. While there has been no dearth of competitors and imitators, none have been able to upset Digg’s lead in the social media space and in its goal towards democratizing the web. Out of all this competition, who would’ve thought that Microsoft would come up with the best strategy against Digg (perhaps even inadvertently)?
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.
You would imagine that given the limited venture capital budgets of social media sites like Digg.com, they would be scrutinizing every cost-saving measure to ensure that they are operating at maximum
efficiency. A few recent post on Digg show that this may not be true.
[Search Marketing Expo](http://searchmarketingexpo.com/), Danny Sullivan’s new conference series, and Pronet Advertising are going to be hosting a social media conference in New York on October 16th and 17th. We know this announcement comes a little early, but we just wanted to give an early notice, so you could mark your calendars and join in on the fun!
The first words from the [Future of Web Apps](http://www.futureofwebapps.com/) summit going on in London are in and are quite interesting.
I received an email a few days ago requesting me to become a co-author on Blogmemes Belgium MyBlogLog community. Thinking that I had received the invitation by mistake, I decided to ignore it. However, a post by Danny points out that these invitations aren’t being sent out by mistake at all.
Have you ever submitted a story to a social site like Digg and then messaged a few of your friends through AIM and told them to vote for it? There is nothing wrong with this but they probably know what you are up to, here’s why.
We have heard over and over again about the importance of a good and well targeted advertisement, but rarely do we hear the case for a ridiculously bad ad.
If you think about it everyone in this world has an accent, it might be one that you are used to or it could be one that you have never heard before. The great thing about accents is that they can be funny which means that they can help create a memorable commercial.
Sometimes, what makes other people visit your content are the most unexpected and completely crazy things you do.
Sponsorship really is a very tricky business. Every time a corporate entity tries to sponsor a smaller entity, the communities participating or monitoring either entity will be up in arms. The problem is the somewhat incorrect perception people have that if you are sponsoring someone or give them a freebie, from your perspective that you are trying to influence their opinion, and from the receiver’s perspective that they have “sold out” and become shills.
Although content is important when you are trying to leverage social media sites like Netscape or Digg, the [story title](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/titles-descriptions-and-digg.html) used for the submission maybe as important if not more important. Here are a few types of titles that I have found to be effective.
Yahoo revealed yesterday that they were going to start using a Digg-style voting system in the suggestion section for their numerous services. Problem is, the mob at Digg didn’t take too kindly to the idea.
During every special event there is always someone who gains a lot of backward links by capitalizing on it. During Christmas it was [OfficeMax](http://www.officemax.com) with their [Elf Yourself](http://www.elfyourself.com) game and during Valentines you would think it would be a greeting card site / company such as [Hallmark](http://www.hallmark.com). But if you take a close look at these E-Card sites you will notice that they are losing out on thousands if not millions of backward links.
Last week Democratic presidential hopeful Barak Obama launched his own social network, MyBarakObama. Thereâ€™s been a lot of […]
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.
A Belgian court ruled yesterday that it was illegal for Google to reproduce extracts from various Belgian newspapers on its Google News website. As worrisome as the decision may be for Google, it could potentially have far reaching implications for socially driven media in general.