A little while back we reported that Digg had finally released an API along with a flash application toolkit. Not a lot of time has passed since then but there are already a few excellent tools that have been developed based on the API.
Having a ‘submit to Digg’ button on your site definitely increases the chances of one of your readers submitting your content to the site. However, while it is generally believed that having a Digg voting button on your site will increase the chances of your content being promoted to the front-page, some recent commentary has made me re-evaluate the situation.
We at Pronet are big fans of viral marketing. Both when it comes to link building and when it comes to buzz creation. But not all methods of viral marketing are good and not all methods are equally successful. Here’s a look at what to think about and what to look for when creating your next viral marketing campaign.
We were once made to believe that there will come a day when every man, woman, and child would own a blog. That the Blogosphere would keep expanding as long as the universe would be able to contain it. Well, unsurprisingly, it turns out that the previous statements are just hyperbole.
As mobile devices become more and more extensive and as surfing the internet on these devices approaches the ease of use of the PC, the cell phone (whether it be a Blackberry, an iPhone, or a Windows Mobile Smartphone) will take a central place in the users’ hands between a desktop and a laptop. And as the mobile internet user base grows, so does the mobile marketplace.
Ask.com announced their version of an online contextual advertising product today, which is essentially a direct competitor to Google AdSense. What sets Ask’s program apart from others, and is it worth taking a look at?
Perhaps the hardest part of blogging is being able to engage your audience and get them to participate in the conversation. Being able to build a relationship with every new visitor that comes to your blog is an important step in getting your audience to take part in your discussions, and it has never been easier.
There is a reason why you see a big orange button that reads Subscribe to RSS every time you visit our site. RSS, or Really Simply Syndication, is the easiest and most time efficient way to consume web-based content. Look at the following video to learn why you should use RSS and how to use it.
People often underestimate how much is actually lost when spoken word appears in print. A statement can be interpreted several different ways depending on your intonation when you speak and where you put the emphasis but this is often not apparent when your statement appears in print.
The results are in from Fox Interactive Media’s study that examined the growth and marketing power of online social networks, and the news is good. The study was conducted in partnership with Isobar and Carat USA and considered feedback from about 3,000 U.S. Internet users and MySpace clients.
While it is hard to argue that Twitter is merely a fad and will soon blow over, we are beginning to see signs that opinion-polarizing micro-blogging service’s traffic may have peaked. As if that news wasn’t bad enough, now it appears that the 19 million member strong social networking site Facebook may put an end to Twitter.
Using full feeds to disseminate your content over RSS may seem silly. After all, if people can consume all your content through their RSS reader, they have no incentive to visit your site. Whereas if you only provide them with a snippet from the entirety of the content, then they have to click through to your website to read more, there by increasing page views, right? Not quite, according to Rick Klau, the Vice President of Publishing Services at FeedBurner.
Every social news site has its strong points and its weak points. Netscape, while manages to get many things right, has a fatal flaw that may eventually destroy the community aspect of the site if they keep allowing people to abuse it without any consequences.
We are well aware, the world over, of China’s infamous censorship laws that block access to any kind of content that disagrees with the opinion of the state. However, seldom do we contemplate the state of content availability and accessibility in the U.S.