10 Most Popular Brands on Digg
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10 Most Popular Brands on Digg

What brands are the most popular with the Digg audience? I did a little research to gather some data so I can figure out what brands are mentioned most on Digg. What I did is I looked at the number of times a story with the brand name in the title, description, or URL has appeared on the Digg homepage in the last year.

Jason Calacanis Challenge Update
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Jason Calacanis Challenge Update

On Monday I blogged about the [Jason Calacanis challenge](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/calacanis-seos-next-evangelist0307.html) and how he received a 21% increase in traffic with only 10% of the changes being made so far. Many people have been wondering what the 10% of the changes were and some have even blogged that it could have been a [fluke](http://www.calacanis.com/2007/03/28/seo-crack-pipe-increases-traffic-at-calacanis-com/).

Search Engine Smackdown: The Video Game
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Search Engine Smackdown: The Video Game

Bored? Be bored no more because we have created a video game that will keep you entertained and teach you about the search industry. [Search Engine Smackdown](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/searchenginesmackdown/) is a fun game where you can be the Google founders (Larry & Sergey), Yahoo founders (Jerry & David), or Microsoft founders (Bill & Paul) and duke it out with each other in a wrestling ring. Here are some screenshots:

Give Your Blogspot Blog Some Credibility
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Give Your Blogspot Blog Some Credibility

If you’re using Google’s Blogger service as your blog-publishing platform, you should seriously consider dropping the .blogspot.com suffix from your domain name. A recent study suggests that approximately 75% of Blogspot blogs are spam blogs or ‘splogs’ (full study in PDF). Here’s what you can do to prevent being associated with the pre-existing and newly created (because of the study) mistrust towards Blogger blogs.

How to Write the Right Title for Digg
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How to Write the Right Title for Digg

Yes it’s true, content is king. If your content is great, if your service is unparalleled and your product truly novel, nothing will stand in its way, right? Well not entirely. If you are truly to take advantage of all socially driven sites have to offer, you need to focus on presentation. How you present yourself can take you long way, and here’s how to do it right.

How to make $2500 from a blog post
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How to make $2500 from a blog post

Ever wonder how you can make a quick buck? If you are a blogger there are [services](http://www.reviewme.com) out there that will pay you to do reviews on a specific website and today Shoemoney just did one on [HarpzOn.com](http://www.shoemoney.com/2007/03/24/reviewme-harpzoncom/) for $2500.

Three Innovative Ways to Use Twitter
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Three Innovative Ways to Use Twitter

There is no hiding the fact that I’m not a fan of the way the masses are currently using Twitter. The problem is not with the service itself as much as it is with the people using it. With that in mind, here are several innovative ways in which Twitter is being used or can be used to better connect with your readers/customers.

Search Engine Marketing Scholarship Contest
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Search Engine Marketing Scholarship Contest

Andy Beal from [Marketing Pilgrim](http://www.marketingpilgrim.com) is holding a [search engine marketing scholarship contest](http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2007/03/second-search-engine-marketing-scholarship-contest-launches.html) where he is giving away $10,000 in prizes. If you are interested in kick starting your online marketing career, I definitely recommend applying.