How Do You Get Your Diggs?
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How Do You Get Your Diggs?

Hi everyone, given that I am new here, I am trying to get an idea of what the Pronet audience thinks about certain topics. I have listed some common methods for gathering votes on the popular socially driven news and content site, Digg.

Rush Hour Episode 16
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Rush Hour Episode 16

This week on Rush Hour [Jane Copland](http://www.seomoz.org/team/jane), [Cameron](http://www.cameronolthuis.com) and I talked about the potential [MySpace and Yahoo merger](http://mashable.com/2007/06/19/myspace-yahoo/), the popularity of [Facebook Apps](http://news.com.com/Facebooks+app+feeding+frenzy/2100-1038_3-6191152.html), [YouTube locals](http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6191856.html), [Digg threaded comments](http://mashable.com/2007/06/19/digg-introduces-fully-threaded-comments/), [a women who is being harassed due to social media](http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=6682952&nav=0Rce), [white labeled social networks](http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/06/20/kickapps-white-label-social-networking-that-delivers/), and the 1.5 billion dollars being spent on digital products.

Redditing Reddit Advertisements
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Redditing Reddit Advertisements

Reddit is relatively new to the whole ‘generating revenue through advertisements’ business model. Until the socially driven news site was acquired by Conde Nast Publications, the site was completely ad free. Even though the site does have ads now, until recently, they came with an interesting social-minded twist.

Crazy Egg Launches Confetti
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Crazy Egg Launches Confetti

I don’t often blog about [analytics](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/web-analytics-an-introduction.html) but as some of you may know I am deeply involved in the space because I am one of the owners of [Crazy Egg](http://www.crazyegg.com). In the past I [blogged](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/crazy-egg-officially-launches.html) about it and why it is useful for website owners and today we just launched a feature called [confetti](https://crazyegg.com/overview#confetti) that gives website owners a better understanding of how visitors interact with their website.

Ambush Marketing At Its Finest!
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Ambush Marketing At Its Finest!

Today I came across a great example of ambush marketing. Jet Airways, which is one of the leading Indian Airways put up an advertisement telling their customers that they have changed. Check out Kingfisher Airlines’ response to this claim.

Advertising on Digg: Jackpot or Fools Gold?
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Advertising on Digg: Jackpot or Fools Gold?

The web’s largest and most popular social news website, Digg, is slowly moving toward its third complete year in operation. With the site continuing to age and no apparent buyouts in the works, it has become much more important to continue to monetize the massive number of pageviews the site receives with advertising.

Have You Tried 'Free' Yet? It's Free To Try!
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Have You Tried 'Free' Yet? It's Free To Try!

Even though you have a good product, many customers are going to think twice before they pay the price you name. There are several reasons for that and not the least of them is that they simply don’t know if they should believe your sales pitch. Sure your marketing materials say that you’re the best but they don’t know that. For customers like these, there’s nothing better than a free trial, and now we have some statistics to show that it really helps converting triers into paying customers.

Four Web Annoyances to Avoid on Your Site
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Four Web Annoyances to Avoid on Your Site

One of the reasons why I tend to stick strictly to RSS feeds for some sites and have completely abandoned visiting others is that although they have interesting content, it often comes at too annoying a price. So in an effort to educated others to not make the same mistakes as some even well-established sites, I have compiled a list of what I think are the 4 most annoying things you can do on your site (in no particular order).