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Why Socially Driven Sites Hate SEOs
Social Media

Why Socially Driven Sites Hate SEOs

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.

Getting On Netscape’s Home Page
Social Media

Getting On Netscape’s Home Page

A few days ago Neil reported on an article that I had written about how a few users were abusing Netscape.com’s site-mail feature to get their content promoted to the home page. While the feature on its own is a great idea, the abuse made it almost unbearable to use. Netscape has announced what appears to be a first step towards combating this problem.

Should We Measure Traffic In Minutes?
Social Media

Should We Measure Traffic In Minutes?

Let’s assume that the ratio of referral traffic to social media traffic (by way of social bookmarking and socially driven sites) is 1:10. The question is quite simple actually, but the answer isn’t. Would you rather have 5000 unique visitors from Digg.com or would you rather have 500 visitors from everywhere else on the web?