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.
You don’t always have to bring something truly novel to the table and innovate from scratch to be able to truly succeed in a crowded marketplace. You simply have to show the your potential customers that you are providing more value than your competitors.
Steve from Reddit announced Wednesday on the Reddit Blog that Wired & Reddit will be adding advertising to […]
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.
Having a ‘Digg This’ or any other social media site button on your site facilitates your readers in voting for the content and consequently having your content promoted and viewed by thousands of readers. But simply having the button on your site is not enough.
On this episode of Rush Hour, Neil and I talked about the Jason Calacanis SEO challenge, the launch of Search Engine Smackdown, and Neil’s experiences at Elite Retreat. We also talked about strategies for getting stories popular on Digg and StumbleUpon. CShel called in at the end of the show and got some social media advice from Neil and I.
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/).