A good title that accurately presents your content in a catchy and unique manner that will most appeal to your target audience, is very important. We have expounded on this idea many times before. Here’s a quick way to check how good your title is, and its chances of success on Digg, before you actually publish an article (or submit it to Digg).
When you have a strong online presence on multiple popular websites (especially socially driven sites), apart from using your ranking on these sites to drive traffic to good content, you can also use it to get traffic back to yourself.
Back in October, I did a comparison of load times for the three major socially driven sites, Digg, Netscape, and Reddit. The results were quite obvious: Reddit was the fastest, since it is almost entirely text-based, Netscape came in second, and Digg was last, as expected. A few months later, Digg updated the site but failed to improve speed. The newly updated DiggRiver helps alleviate the situation.
Neil and I are leaving to Search Engine Strategies NY on Sunday morning. We’ll be arriving at the conference hotel probably sometime around 6 on Sunday evening. Once we check in I’m sure we’ll quickly make our way to the bar so we can begin the week’s festivities.
Talking to your site visitors in the comments section of your site is extremely important, but here’s a way to communicate with them even better.
For many people, Digg is the definitive source for driving traffic to their content or services. And if they don’t have success with Digg, life for them becomes a lost cause. If you ask me, it doesn’t have to be that way, at least not according to the statistics I’m going to present to you.
A little over two months ago, I asked the question: should we measure traffic in minutes? The question was prompted by Scott Karp’s observation that not all traffic is created equal, and my own conclusion that consequently, 5000 quick visitors from one source are not as useful as 500 visitors from another. A few days ago, Compete answered my question.
On this week’s episode of Rush Hour, Neil and I cover the latest in social media news from around the web. They talked about [StumbleUpon’s redesign](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/time-to-join-stumbleupon22235.html), [April Fool’s Day jokes](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/why-im-hesitant-to-blog-on-april-fools-day56723.html), [Digg’s new features](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/diggs-unknown-social-networking-functionality12437.html), and more. We also discussed strategies that still work for getting on the [homepage of Digg](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/how-to-still-get-on-the-digg-homepage234032.html).
In a step that is somewhat similar to Digg’s removal of the top users list, Netscape recently announced that it will stop counting, displaying in user profiles, and taking into account when assessing user rankings, the statistic of ‘number of stories submitted by a user and later promoted to the homepage’.
Lately a lot of people who used to get on the [Digg homepage](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/how-to-get-on-the-digg-homepage.html) constantly have been complaining that they can’t make the homepage anymore. In most cases these people are doing the exact same thing as they used to do before. Here is how you can still get on the homepage
Another ‘black market’ Pay Per Digg operation has opened up which claims that its users will not get […]
When I mentioned three hidden dangers of Twitter, one of the things I mentioned was the hidden cost of text messages. Here’s a more in-depth look at the problem and how to get around this ‘Twitter Tax’.
A redesigned StumbleUpon homepage takes the service a few steps closer to ‘traditional’ social bookmarking and socially driven news and content sites. At the same time, the redesign provides a great opportunity for hesitant users who were previously confused or put off by the service to join its ranks.
In an effort to expand beyond their technology-centric core, last summer Digg launched a Sports category. While it received some attention, it has largely been neglected by the community due to an understandable lack of interest. A new service called Ballhype, hopes to succeed where Digg has failed. To say Ballhype is simply a Digg clone for sports would be an absolute disservice to the site.
Podcasts are a small but fast growing market. About a month ago, I provided 4 reasons why you should absolutely invest in Podcast advertisements. Let’s look at how the market has changed since then, and why you should capitalize on this to grow your business along with it.
Twitter is growing fast and whether you like it or not it is a medium that you should ultimately be using to reach another untapped audience for your content or services. Here are two tools that will help you gain exposure on one of the fastest growing social sites on the Web.