A few days ago Electronic Gaming Monthly published an interview with Sony Computer Entertainment America’s president, Jack Tretton, who had some remarks that make you scratch your head (to say the least).
Being a website publisher, I receive my share of mass emails asking to join linking networks or trade […]
Every community based site is a little narcissistic; some are more so than others. And pandering to the narcissistic tendencies of these sites can is increasingly becoming a common way for marketers to connect with the members that constitute these communities.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that Digg is in dire need of a photography category on the site.
There are two problems that can compromise content on socially driven media sites. The first and more prevalent one is the problem of duplicate content. The second and less prevalent but more worrisome is the problem of content integrity and spam.
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.
This month we are offering a special at [ReviewMe](http://www.reviewme.com) where all reviews are 50% off. The best part about this deal is that 100% of the payout goes to the blogger. So if you haven’t tried out Review Me yet, now is the perfect time.
Ask anyone and the first thing they will tell you about socially driven sites like Digg is that the key to getting on the front page is to have good content. While that is true, others will argue that other elements such as interesting titles and descriptions can be just as important.
Have you ever had something painful happen to you or seen someone in such great pain that you could feel it? Whatever that painful moment might have been the chances are you will never forget about it. For this reason pain can be an effective marketing ploy.
The following picture of an advertisement in Harlem is an excellent example of targeted marketing.
It seems a lot of [commotion](http://searchengineland.com/070208-110711.php) has been created due to a post that Muhammad did on [Why Socially Driven Sites Hate SEOs](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/why-socially-driven-sites-hate-seos.html). Jason Calacanis picked up the story and did a whole [rant](http://www.calacanis.com/2007/02/07/why-people-hate-seo-and-why-smo-is-bulls-t/) on why he thinks SEO is bullshit…
About a week ago Digg made several important changes to the site, which have generated much commentary in the days that followed. The announcement that got the most attention, perhaps unreasonably so, was the Digg Team’s decision to remove the Top Diggers list from the site.
[MyBlogLog](http://www.mybloglog.com) is an essential social networking tool for bloggers to get in touch with their readers as well as other bloggers. The site “enables you to take advantage of your existing presence on the Web and ties it into communities of like-minded readers and authors to add context to the conversations in which you take part.” The potential for you to market yourself through the site, though, reaches beyond that.
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.
If you look at the list of domains banned by the socially driven news and content behemoth Digg.com, you will find that a majority of them are SEO-related sites. While many people think that Digg has an irrational vendetta against these sites, it’s not entirely irrational, rather it’s simply driven by a mentality of generalizing.
It’s not often that we come across such a perfect case study of what consistent social media traffic can do for your site in terms of site rank, traffic, and exposure. The case study is the rise of [Knuttz.net](http://www.knuttz.net).
In most cases, the decisions that businesses make are based on the return on investment (ROI) they provide. If you spend $10,000 on a marketing campaign you expect to make enough sales to cover your costs as well as have a few bucks left over. It seems that with social media marketing people are saying that there is no ROI when there actually is.