If you have ever felt like you had to dig around the Internet for good content, you might want to look at something called Digg ([digg.com](http://www.digg.com)). Digg is a site that will help you avoid the process of digging and instead, get exactly what others have dug up so you can see some of the great sites/stories/things out there on the Internet. …
Not only are social networks starting to fill little niches but we are also starting to see a lot of creative uses with them. Take for example this one that is setup for Affiliate Summit. It’s great because it was setup so that attendees can network before attending the actual conference. Building relationships before the conference even starts is really going to take networking at conferences to a whole new level. This is good news for anyone that is planning on attending.
People try to be perfect throughout their whole life, but chances are they are going to make some [mistakes](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/mistaken-marketing.html) along the way. They might have bought the wrong car, picked the wrong house or even married the wrong person. Whatever the mistake may be, marketers love reminding you throughout their advertising campaigns.
Greg Hartnett is one of the few individuals who has been in the online marketing space for quite some time. He is well known in the industry as a [blogger](http://greghartnett.com/), [speaker](http://www.pubcon.com/sessions.cgi?action=view&record=60) and [entrepreneur](http://www.botw.org). Due to the experience he has gained from running many successful companies I decided to do an interview with him.
Wow, there are some great stats that come from a MarketingSherpa Poll that shows viral marketing is bigger than we initially thought. I can’t believe that 80% of people are using tell-a-friend links as marketing techniques. That is obviously a pretty good indicator that it’s working well too. This is also a good indicator that SMO works as a whole. Look at some of the other numbers too.
Today [Digg](http://www.digg.com) made a major modification to their algorithm. With [thousands of stories](http://www.digg.com/view/all/upcoming/most) being listed on Digg everyday it seemed like too many mediocre ones were making the front page, so it appears that Digg modified their algorithm (or the algorithm automatically modified itself) for stories to require more diggs before they hit the front page.
[Gerber](http://www.gerber.com), [Huggies](http://www.huggiesbabynetwork.com/na/index.aspx), and [Cheerios](http://www.cheerios.com/) are all popular brands with 1 thing in common. They use cute little kids in their commercials. Many people take the impact of children in advertising for granted but cute kids are very memorable which is why they are used in TV commercials. If you want to create a memorable advertising campaign you might want to think about using some cute kids.
I recently did an email interview with [Chris Pirillo](http://chris.pirillo.com/) who is a well known blogger and entrepreneur. I asked him a few questions regarding linkbait, blogging, his [conference](http://www.gnomedex.com/) and the web. He had some very interesting things to say and I am sure everyone will enjoy the interview.
Yahoo has been on the social media track for over a year now, with Flick & del.icio.us acquisitions […]
A lot of people consider digg traffic as being [useless](http://sonspring.com/journal/deflecting-digg) because they think most digg visitors will never come back to your blog. This is not necessarily true, especially if you do a few tweaks to your blog so you can actually get some benefit from the traffic. These tweaks will not only help you retain visitors from [digg](http://www.digg.com), but also will help retain regular visitors as well.
Chances are you spend hours everyday watching TV shows, which means you watch hundreds of new commercials on a daily basis. The worst part about watching all those commercials is that most of them are dull and humorless which is why they are not memorable or effective, but every once in a while a few companies take the time to come up with creative commercials that are worth watching.
Everyday thousands of websites are being created based on the needs of website owners and not the needs of their visitors. Visitors are being ignored which is the biggest reason most websites are not successful; here are 5 ways to optimize your design…
Beer companies are in a competitive space filled with hundreds of competitors. If you walk to into a bar or a liquor store you have tons of brands to choose from, so how do beer companies try to convince you to buy their product instead of their competition’s product? They use humor. …
Advertisements usually have a negative connotation associated with them and because of this most people don’t like taking the time look at and even read advertisements. The good news is, not all advertisements are bad and some companies have taken the time to design some very clever advertising campaigns.
Thousands of blogs are being created every week and many of them are making critical mistakes within the first week of starting. If you are thinking about starting a blog here are some things that you should think about and do within the first 7 days of starting your blog.
* [Blinkx.tv to Power Microsoft Video Search](a href=”http://www.searchenginejournal.com/?p=3878)
Microsoft will be using Blinkx technology to power video search within MSN and Live.com.
Using nature is a great way to market a product. By creating a soft and warm atmosphere you can make your product have the image of being soft, gentle and warm just like [Snuggle fabric softener](http://www.snuggle.com/home.asp). So if you want to brand your product as being soft and personal like Snuggle you may want to use nature in your marketing and advertising campaigns. …
For quite a long time I have been reading [Lee Odden’s blog](http://www.toprankblog.com/) and have had the privilege to meet Lee in person at a few conferences. Lee has been in the industry for 9 years and he has a unique approach on PR and SEO. Because of this I asked him a few questions through an email interview. Here are the questions and his answers.
You wouldn’t let your nephew be your accountant, so why would you hire him to build your website? That’s pretty much the question Todd Malicoat is asking with his latest post titled “[You wear a suit to work, but let your nephew design your website?](http://www.stuntdubl.com/2006/10/11/you-wear-a-suit-to-work-but-let-your-nephew-design-your-website/)”
Have you ever wondered how popular your blog is compared to other blogs in your industry? You might be able to figure this out by doing a simple backward link check, but that only shows you a small part of the full picture. Why not compare traffic or even RSS subscribers to get a more complete picture? Today [Text Link Ads](http://www.text-link-ads.com) released a [tool](http://www.text-link-ads.com/blog_juice/) that compares the popularity of your blog to others by taking multiple variables into account.