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Successful SNS’s should be modeled on the college campus


The developers of reddit realized that after initial vertical growth based on the general members of Digg , kuro5hin, and Slashdot (techie, geeky, teens, boys), reddit would suffer from the same sort of vulnerabilities that Digg suffered when it didn’t evolve and grow and broaden itself past “ News for nerds. Google gets this, though not yet within the construct of the SNS’s.

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Search isn’t about search anymore, it’s about social


Search will never be the same as it was as recently as a few years ago. Google is severely penalizing sites that are buying links or are invested in private blog networks. Sites that have dominated search in the recent past are being penalized or de-indexed, going from the first page to page twenty or being removed completely, stripping many eCommerce sites of millions of dollars in revenue. Do it!

Blogger outreach is more PR than social media


If we do everything right, we’ll generally earn a couple-hundred earned media mentions directly shared on the bloggers’ blogs, we’ll also earn secondary mentions through Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon , Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+, digg, and even, if we’re lucky, reddit. My expertise, however, is online community outreach and engagement. And it works. Related articles.

Your corporate website needs to become a trap


Finally, if you turn your static News section into blog-like posts, you can easily add social media share and submit buttons, extending these news items from just site-based brags and updates to social media-shareable content that is nearly frictionless to share via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, reddit, digg, Newsvine, StumbleUpon, or even Tumblr. The next step is to trap them.

How to recover from the ravages of Google Penguin and Panda


People are freaking out about the new Google Search. Online marketplaces that have historically been very profitable in the past have dropped off a cliff for many companies, be it direct sales eCommerce or public relations campaigns. Everyone wants to know both why this has happened and how to make it right. What’s In the past, too, Google was a little desperate. Google Search is people!

Kiss your line-of-shame smack on its social media lips!


That, as we laugh and our shoulders relax and we let some of our daily stress disperse into the Interwebs, we also click Share To: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Reddit, Digg, Vine, StumbleUpon , Tumblr and everywhere else. What do I mean? “Goose, it’s time to buzz the tower.” And Maybe you’re too shy for this? Why in the world was I inspired to write such a post?

Adventures in Frictionless Sharing


The framework that Facebook, digg, reddit, StumbleUpon , and Twitter is based upon, requiring liking, digging, redditing, thumbs-upping, or retweeting, demands way too much commitment from the casual visitor on a daily basis. I have been exploring frictionless sharing for years in the form of auto-tweets, retweets, automatic cross-posting, and attention data. What What is it, you ask?

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Upgrade your lame agency website into your social media brand HQ


Another thing it lets me do is add a plugin that easily allows me to offer all my visitors the ability to effortlessly share my content to Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and even Google+, reddit, digg, NewsVine — whatever. Image via CrunchBase. At the end of the day, none of us own anything we do on Facebook, Twitter , Pinterest, Google +. What we do own is our own properties.

Build some social media marketing backbone you big wuss


All you do is make it as easy as possible but sharing your content not only on your own site and blog but also across Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and even reddit, digg, Newsvine, YouTube and anywhere else. In a social world, trapped customers scream loudly enough for everyone to hear. Social media is people and not a pit full of vipers. Or your village.

The best online reputation defense is a good offense


If you’re a serious businessman who’s business isn’t digital, you’re probably too busy making money to fart around on social media. Social media’s stupid, right? Just baby pictures, workout check-ins, adorable kittens, and the self-indulgent ramblings of under-employed folks too far to either the left or the right to amount to much. So, please beware. Related articles.

Images are now mandatory in social media content


knew that digg and reddit always looked for an illustrative graphics file every time I would submit a link and I knew that Facebook and Twitter would even give me the option of choosing which photo would best define my thousand words — I knew that. I first told you that Pinterest redefined social media from being mostly text to being mostly photos, illustrations, graphics, and infographics. Now, illustrating your content is not just preferable, it’s mandatory.  have sort of known this for years, especially since I share like crazy. It is really mesmerizing. 

A great title is what gets your blog post read


In today's decontextualized world of walls, feeds, RSS , e-mail, diggs, reddits, Stumbles, tweets, and retweets, you need to attract your potential reader based only on the appeal of your title and nothing else, especially if you're new to blogging and don't happen to be Seth Godin. Image by reinvented via Flickr. by Chris Abraham.

Google Analytics Upgrade Could Bode Well for Google Plus


Image via CrunchBase. This week Google introduced some significant changes to its widely used analytics offering. In a nutshell, the company is now providing a more in-depth look at the impact of social channels beyond the usual checking off of likes, followers, friends or whatever else online connections are called these days. The Google Analytics blog tells us “The new reports bridge the gap between social media and the business metrics you care about – allowing you to better measure the full value of the social channel for your business. That’s a very good goal. AllVoices.

A Skewed Web: Innovation is in the outskirts of social media


One of the reasons you see this enormous move towards social filters, as with Digg, as with, as with Google Reader, in a way, is simply that the scale of the problem has exceeded what professional catalogers can do. Image by dni777 via Flickr. by Aaron Kim. As I discussed in my post last month, it's a skewed Web out there. Will crowdsourcing make us all well-informed drones?

Unskewing the Web: Curators as filters


However, the wholesale online sieves, like Google Search and Digg, created a different kind of problem, a giant global echo chamber, where we all were becoming collectively dumber. Image by prettyflower via Flickr. by Aaron Kim. This is my final post on the skewed Web. In the early days of Web 2.0 History now teaches a different lesson, but only to those who will listen. (.)

A Skewed Web: Are you an outlier?


Relying solely on social news or social bookmarking services such as Digg , Reddit , Fark , Slashdot , and Delicious might leave you with a very peculiar version of the world. Image by BLW Photography via Flickr. by Aaron Kim. glance at the Twitter hot topics or Google Trends suggests that our collective Web brain is that of a tween. Google Zeitgeist (US) - 2009 News - Overview.

A great title is what gets your blog post read


In today’s decontextualized world of walls, feeds, RSS, e-mail, diggs, reddits, Stumbles, tweets, and retweets, you need to attract your potential reader based only on the appeal of your title and nothing else, especially if [.]. Image by reinvented via Flickr Long blog post short: please be as descriptive as possible when titling your blog posts. Internet Marketing Organic Search Social Media Marketing Beth Kanter Brian Solis CC Chapman Chris Brogan Christopher Penn Geoff Livingston Kami Huyse Olivier Blanchard Richard Laermer Seth Godin Shel Israel

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10 Ways to Kickstart Your Inbound Marketing Program

Digital B2B Marketing

Here are social platforms to consider: Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Slideshare YouTube Facebook LinkedIn Although Facebook and LinkedIn may be core to your long-term inbound marketing program, you cannot emulate organic social media sharing with paid programs on these sites nearly as well. In contrast, Twitter, StumbleUpon and Digg indicate a listing is sponsored, but otherwise include it in the interface like other content. Demand Generation Media Social Media digg Facebook Focus inbound marketing reddit Slideshare social advertising stumbleupon twitter Youtube

What Could Kill Google and Facebook


And Facebook’s size may be no defense against ultimate demise; it wasn’t all that long ago the MySpace was the largest social network, and the experience of social news site Digg—once valued at $100 million but sold recently for just 5% of that —is a cautionary tale. Facebook Social Media Marketing Twitter Digg Facebook changes facebook killer Facebook privacy Google Gears google killer Google Knol LinkedIn MySpace Panda Penguin Picnik twitter killer user experienceImagine that you walk into a restaurant and there’s no one there to take your order. Twice. Google.

Can you digg it?

Anything Goes Marketing

As part of my goal to get "down" with the social networks, I thought I would sign up for the service Digg and even submit a few of my blog posts. If you're not sure what Digg is all about, go check it out. To back up how much this works, check out the webstats on my blog after I submitted a few stories to Digg (see image). Technorati tags: digg , web statisticsChad H.

After Google Reader’s demise, does RSS matter to your business?

Vertical Response

With Google Reader gone, feed junkies are scrambling to choose one of several dozen alternative platforms, such as Feedly , the new Digg Reader or NewsBlur. On one hand, the medium was an aging one no longer worth supporting for a tech giant such as Google. Should businesses follow Google’s lead and turn to other methods to push out content? These channels push the message out.

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StumbleUpon Marketing: 5 Ways to Get More StumbleUpon Traffic to Your Website

WindMill Networking

And unless you have a certain objective or niche demographic that tends to find a large population of your targeted users using sites like Digg , Reddit , or Delicious , my advice is simply to concentrate efforts on other more popular sites.  I will make one exception, though: StumbleUpon. Social bookmarking websites always confuse my social media strategy customers. And I’m not alone.

Beating Amazon at the Review Game: Top 3 Ways to Boost Sales With Social Media Testimonials


• Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google Most major brands are now allocating larger parts of their overall marketing budget to custom content. With content marketing on the rise – a record $43.9

The Story of a Short-Lived Testimonial


• Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google As marketers we all know how difficult it is to delight our customers. Harder still is getting  the customer to say something good about our brand.

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StumbleUpon: It’s NOT About the SEO! 4 Compelling Reasons to Become a Heavy StumbleUpon User.

WindMill Networking

O.K., I am going to admit that I first joined StumbleUpon as part of a strategy that the “SEO [Search Engine Optimization] Gurus&# recommend to create backlinks to your blog content from social bookmarking sites like Digg and Reddit. The idea being that the more links you have from other sites, the higher your SEO will be. And you know what? sites out there. Social Media Marketing 101.

5 Steps to Use Customer Service to Identify and Leverage Social Content from Brand Advocates


• Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google Delivering best customer experience is a critical objective of every customer-centric business. Customer support and service departments play a phenomenal role in delivering such great customer experience after the initial transaction.

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Your Social Media Yearbook

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

From Digg (the ex-best friend) to LinkedIn (the class president), this thoroughly amusing satire of web 2.0 Graduating from high school is oftentimes a major life milestone, but this hilarious infographic by Flowtown , entitled Social Media High School Class of 2011, takes that iconic landmark and hurls it into the bizarre, crowded and highly competitive realm of Web 2.0 humor

Interview with Bryan Srabian – San Francisco Giants – Social Engagement & Advocacy


• Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google Q: You’ve won two World Series in the past 3 years – how does that feel being that you’re in PR/Social Media? A: First of all, it’s very cool! For anyone that works in sports or for a sports team, … Continue reading → Share and Enjoy.

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20 Online Marketing Tools That Boost Campaign Results

KoMarketing Associates

Digg Reader. Digg Reader is a news aggregation service operated by Digg. How we use it : Digg Reader provides us with a way of staying on top of the latest trends across clients’ industries. As online marketers, we are required to understand all corners of the internet and continually expand our knowledge of the industry. SEO Tools. SERP Snippet Optimization Tool.

Cracking the ActiveMQ Monitoring Nut on AWS EC2


• Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google At ReadyPulse, we extensively use ActiveMQ for our messaging backbone. Everyday, millions of messages flow through the ActiveMQ brokers across multiple topics and queues. Hence it is super important to monitor them for two main reasons - 1. Brokers in unhealthy … Continue reading → Share and Enjoy.

Interview with Selena Srabian on Annie + Isabel – Social Engagement and Advocacy


• Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google Q: Tell me about A+I and why you started it? A: My sister Anna and I are both registered nurses and work in hospitals, and I’ve been a nurse for about 13 years. work in the intensive care unit … Continue reading → Share and Enjoy.

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My Favorite WordPress Plugins


For example, ask visitors from Digg to Digg your post. Tags: Business Implementation Marketing News & Notes Tech blog blog software content management systems content strategy digg feedburner google internet marketing internet marketing strategy plugin plugins search engine optimization sitemaps social networking wordpress wordpress plugins world wide web Lijit Search.

How to Use Article Marketing as Part of Your Social Media Strategy


Digg - A really popular news/bookmarking site that can bring your articles massive exposure.  Submitting your article to Digg takes interested readers directly to your article and your site, where they can also browse archived articles and check you out. 5. Digg this! Guest post by Beth Hrusch. About 75% of those surveyed have a company page on a social networking site. 

My Social Valentine


• Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google A Social Valentine’s Day – 4 Campaigns for your success on Valentine’s Day Chocolate, roses, hearts, and a fancy dinner – isn’t that what usually comes to mind on Valentine’s Day?

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Don’t They Know Who You Are? Why Reputation Management is Crucial


Create accounts on social bookmarking sites like Wikio , Mixx , Digg and/or StumbleUpon. Digg this! In the old days—like, six or seven years ago—if someone had a bad experience with a company, he or she generally vented about it to a few friends and that was the end of it. This Time, It’s Personal. Another executive acquaintance has things a bit worse. How To Be Seen.

11 of the Best Slack Apps & Integrations to Try


Discover great web content curated by Digg. Every day, Digg aggregates 10 million RSS feeds from virtually all publishers, and collects 200 million tweets daily -- 40 million of which include links. You can use Diggbot to search for the latest news on any topic or from any publisher, get trending news alerts, and get the twice-daily Digg Edition right to your Slack channel.

Calling All Social Media Marketers: If a Fan Posts a Social Testimonial in the Forest, Does Anyone Hear It?


• Facebook • Twitter • Digg • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS • Google The age old saying, ‘if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?’

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17 Realistic Ways to Get More Website Traffic


But it works every time, and it’s a legitimate traffic source. 6) Submit your content to StumbleUpon , Reddit , Digg , Technorati and elsewhere. Traffic is to digital marketing like gasoline is to an engine. It’s what makes it go. So it’s not too surprising that web traffic usually comes in at the top of the list for content marketing goals. Trouble is, traffic can be hard to get.

Bye Bye, Google Reader: 3 Viable RSS Reader Alternatives You Can Use


Alternative 2: Digg Reader. Digg is probably better known for its link sharing product, but it''s a natural jump for the company to create a reader of its own. little less established than Feedly, Digg Reader was released in beta after working on it for a few months. If you''re cool with some potential bugginess, though, Digg might be the right new reader for you to try out.

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