During every special event there is always someone who gains a lot of backward links by capitalizing on it. During Christmas it was [OfficeMax](http://www.officemax.com) with their [Elf Yourself](http://www.elfyourself.com) game and during Valentines you would think it would be a greeting card site / company such as [Hallmark](http://www.hallmark.com). But if you take a close look at these E-Card sites you will notice that they are losing out on thousands if not millions of backward links.
Last week Democratic presidential hopeful Barak Obama launched his own social network, MyBarakObama. Thereâ€™s been a lot of […]
For this episode of Rush Hour we were joined by Brian Clark from Copyblogger to talk about copywriting and the role it plays in blogging and social media marketing. Brian did a wonderful job answering some of our questions as well as listener questions about what works and why. This show is definitely one that you’ll want to listen to closely and reference often as there are some great nuggets of information.
A Belgian court ruled yesterday that it was illegal for Google to reproduce extracts from various Belgian newspapers on its Google News website. As worrisome as the decision may be for Google, it could potentially have far reaching implications for socially driven media in general.
A few days ago Electronic Gaming Monthly published an interview with Sony Computer Entertainment America’s president, Jack Tretton, who had some remarks that make you scratch your head (to say the least).
Being a website publisher, I receive my share of mass emails asking to join linking networks or trade […]
Every community based site is a little narcissistic; some are more so than others. And pandering to the narcissistic tendencies of these sites can is increasingly becoming a common way for marketers to connect with the members that constitute these communities.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that Digg is in dire need of a photography category on the site.
There are two problems that can compromise content on socially driven media sites. The first and more prevalent one is the problem of duplicate content. The second and less prevalent but more worrisome is the problem of content integrity and spam.
I was alerted to TailoredMusic this morning from Mashable’s post about their diggbait song titled “A Love Song for Digg”. While this song might actually work because it’s targeted towards the Digg audience I don’t think any of their other songs are Digg material.
This month we are offering a special at [ReviewMe](http://www.reviewme.com) where all reviews are 50% off. The best part about this deal is that 100% of the payout goes to the blogger. So if you haven’t tried out Review Me yet, now is the perfect time.
Ask anyone and the first thing they will tell you about socially driven sites like Digg is that the key to getting on the front page is to have good content. While that is true, others will argue that other elements such as interesting titles and descriptions can be just as important.
Have you ever had something painful happen to you or seen someone in such great pain that you could feel it? Whatever that painful moment might have been the chances are you will never forget about it. For this reason pain can be an effective marketing ploy.
The following picture of an advertisement in Harlem is an excellent example of targeted marketing.
It seems a lot of [commotion](http://searchengineland.com/070208-110711.php) has been created due to a post that Muhammad did on [Why Socially Driven Sites Hate SEOs](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/why-socially-driven-sites-hate-seos.html). Jason Calacanis picked up the story and did a whole [rant](http://www.calacanis.com/2007/02/07/why-people-hate-seo-and-why-smo-is-bulls-t/) on why he thinks SEO is bullshit…
About a week ago Digg made several important changes to the site, which have generated much commentary in the days that followed. The announcement that got the most attention, perhaps unreasonably so, was the Digg Team’s decision to remove the Top Diggers list from the site.
[MyBlogLog](http://www.mybloglog.com) is an essential social networking tool for bloggers to get in touch with their readers as well as other bloggers. The site “enables you to take advantage of your existing presence on the Web and ties it into communities of like-minded readers and authors to add context to the conversations in which you take part.” The potential for you to market yourself through the site, though, reaches beyond that.
Today we did our first ever episode of Rush Hour, our new podacst on Webmaster Radio. Todd Malicoat from Stuntdubl joined us and we mostly talked about Digg, the ethics behind paying Diggers for submissions and why SEOs get a bad rep from the Digg community. We also answered some questions from our readers about targeting different social networks for the best results.