SEO for Product Pages
NOVEMBER 3, 2009
It's just that, no matter how creatively written and carefully optimized, your "About Our Widgets" page is never going to make it to the first page of Digg.
SEO Rant: The Insidious Nofollow Tag
OCTOBER 15, 2009
An alarming number of once-respectable social bookmarking sites—Digg, delicious, Mister Wong, Reddit, Mixx, Bibsonomy, Jumptags, Faves, Yahoo! I'm normally a positive, upbeat kind of guy, and as someone who's been writing professionally since the days of disco, rarely at a loss for words.
How to Use Social Media to Leverage the Power of Google
OCTOBER 12, 2009
Many journalists cruise techy social media sites such as Digg and Reddit looking for interesting stories to cover and link too. Note: This is a guest post written by Christopher Angus, an award winning Internet Marketer.
Best of 2009 (So Far): Social Media Marketing, Part 2
NOVEMBER 5, 2009
Social media, and discussions of its value for PR and marketing, have become ubiquitous. But which social media tool do marketers find most valuable? What's the best tool for social media research and learning? How can you maximize the business value of tools like LinkedIn and Twitter?
Best of 2008: Social Media Optimization, Part 2
MAY 18, 2009
How should you measure the impact of social media? What are some of the best free tools for monitoring social buzz about your brand or company? How can you create effective online video content on a budget? Of the hundreds of Facebook applications available, which ones are best for business?
Best of 2008: Blogging for Business, Part 1
APRIL 27, 2009
7 Strategies to Invite More People Into Your Audience by Problogger Social media rockstar Chris Brogan details several strategies to not just grow your blog audience, but also attract the right kind of readers (these do not include getting on the first page of Digg).
Don't They Know Who You Are? Why Reputation Management is Critical
JANUARY 5, 2009
Create accounts on social bookmarking sites like Wikio , Mixx , Digg and/or StumbleUpon. 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.
A Few More Thoughts from Christopher Barger
JUNE 30, 2008
He likes Ning , Digg , del.icio.us , Reddit , Facebook , and Lee LeFever's In Plain English videos. Two weeks ago I shared some online marketing/PR wisdom from GM's social media guy, Christopher Barger. Here are a few more of his thoughts to wrap things up.
Using ALL the Tools of Social Media Optimization
SEPTEMBER 10, 2008
Social Bookmarking Sites like Digg , del.icio.us , StumbleUpon , Mixx and Searchles are great places to spread the word about your own thought leadership content as well as, and even more importantly, positive coverage your company gets from other bloggers, journalists or analysts.
Best of 2008: SEO Link Building
MARCH 2, 2009
How To Actually Get Links From Your Linkbait by SEOmoz This post offers three strategies for getting links from your content even when it doesn't make the first page of Digg.
How to Get Bloggers to Write About You
JULY 16, 2008
Digg , Sphinn or Searchles ). Getting blog coverage for your product or service is now just as (if not more) important than getting written about in traditional media. Blogs are now mainstream, as almost 80% of Internet users report having read a blog within the last year.
Two More "Google Killers" Take Aim: Viewzi and Site605
JUNE 3, 2008
with the intelligence and judgment of human editors (like Mahalo ) without the spam that inevitably seems to afflict social search sites like Digg and Sphinn (think Wikipediaâ€”though hopefully without the arrogance).
Book Review: Website Optimization
JANUARY 23, 2009
Buzz , Digg and Photo.net. "A Author Andrew King, president of Internet marketing firm Web Site Opimization, LLC has really done it.
Best of 2008 (So Far) - Cool Web Tools, Part 2
NOVEMBER 10, 2008
Propeller At first glance, Propeller look like just another Digg clone or YASN : a social bookmarking site where you can post links, vote on them, comment, and share them with friends or a group. Here are more of the most useful business, social media and web marketing tools of 2008.
Which Social Networking Sites Really Drive Business Traffic?
MARCH 31, 2008
The WebMarketCentral Blog - Top SMO Sources of Referral Traffic Technorati - 6.05% StumbleUpon - 2.15% Searchles - 1.75% Facebook - 1.07% Digg , del.icio.us Harry Hoover at the THINKing blog recently asked his readers this question and posted some of the responses.
SEO - Why a Small Business Needs a Blog
MAY 12, 2008
Blog posts are more likely than corporate content to be seen as thought leadership content and linked in other blog posts or tagged on social bookmarking sites like Digg and Del.icio.us.
Viral Marketing Campaigns - Keep It Simple
NOVEMBER 17, 2008
One area where the campaign could have been improved is on sharabilityâ€”an email-this button and badges for social bookmark sites like Digg and StumbleUpon would have simplified pass along.
The Social Media Email Signature
SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
Social media email signatures can also include elements like AIM name, Digg page, Sphinn profile and Ning group. In the old days, email signatures pretty much just mirrored business card information: name, company, title, phone, fax (gotta love that 80's technology still hanging on!)
Twitter Twaddle, Part 1: What Twitter Is and Why It's Cool
NOVEMBER 5, 2008
sites fall into one of a few increasingly well-defined categories, such as social bookmarking (Digg, del.icio.us, Searchles), social networking (LinkedIn, Facebook) or file sharing (YouTube, Flickr, podOmatic ). Most Web 2.0
Blogger Outreach for PR - Worst Practices
SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
Don't send a thankyou note, don't Digg/Mixx/Stumble or Twitter it, don't post a link from the news area on your website, don't do anything.
The 5 Best Social Media Sites for Small Businesses
APRIL 15, 2008
Rather than starting a blog and tirelessly plugging your entries on Digg or Reddit , you should use the sites above to create long-term business contacts and continuous traffic.
Best of 2008 (So Far) - Social Media Optimization, Part 1
SEPTEMBER 4, 2008
For example, here's the review of Sk*rt (that link wasn't working when I last tried it BTW): "This is another site that is almost a direct clone of Digg. How can you generate lots of high-quality links in just half an hour per day? Increase e-commerce conversions by a third or more?
Best of 2007: Blog Posts on Social Media Marketing
JANUARY 18, 2008
7 Reasons Why Niche Social Media Outlets are Better Than Digg by AjaxNinja After noting that "Digg has an immense amount of traffic and getting landed on the front page will send a tsunami of new readers to your blog or website, but getting onto the front page is incredibly difficult.
The Coming Consolidation in Social Networking
JANUARY 7, 2008
del.icio.us , Digg , Furl , Backflip ), community ( MySpace , Searchles ), networking ( LinkedIn , Facebook ), etc. Social media sites are multiplying like rabbits. A while back, I posted the Alexa rankings for 42 popular Web 2.0 social tagging sites.
Best of 2007: News Articles on Social Media Marketing
JANUARY 16, 2008
Social media (blogs, podcasts, forums) and social networking sites ( Digg , del.icio.us , StumbleUpon , Searchles , etc.) present exciting new possibilities for marketersâ€”but are also a potential minefield that must be navigated carefully to avoid doing more damage than good to your brand.
SEO for Mommy Bloggers
JUNE 10, 2008
Social bookmarking: Make sure your posts get tagged on social bookmarking sites like Digg , del.icio.us , StumbleUpon , Sphinn , Mixx and Searchles from time to time.
Best of 2007: Cool Online Tools
MARCH 3, 2008
TypePad Widget Gallery An extensive list of widgets that can be added to TypePad blogs to help promote content through sites like Bloglines , Digg and del.icio.us , as well as add cool features, collect email signups, embed a chat box, monitor traffic, create online polls and more.
Generating B2B Website Traffic Through Social Tagging: Follow Up
NOVEMBER 13, 2007
Social media tagging on sites such as ClipMarks , Searchles , Digg and Zimbio can have positive effects on your website traffic, but has a much larger effect on driving increased traffic to a thoughtful and relevant industry blog. ** technorati tags: B2B website traffic building, web 2.0
7 Essential Tools for Business Blogs
APRIL 22, 2007
Digg Another social tagging site that provides a free "Digg It" button for your blog to let readers easily tag your posts for increased visibility. Digg is monitored by Google Alerts , which further increases your blog's exposure.
Web 2.0 Social Tagging Sites, Part 7: The Best
JUNE 26, 2007
5) Digg 6.5% social tagging, social bookmarking, social media, B2B website traffic, MyWeb, Netvouz, Fark, StumbleUpon, ma.gnolia, Digg, ClipMarks, BibSonomy, Searchles, Zimbio, BeeTooBee.com, Technorati, DZone del.icio.us
Web 2.0 Social Tagging Sites, Part 1: Alexa Rankings
APRIL 29, 2007
Digg Alexa Rank: 88 del.icio.us Here are the rankings for 42 Web 2.0 social tagging sites, according to Alexa. Although Alexa is notorious for its lack of precision, as documented by GigaOM , SEO Book , BloggingStocks and others, it's still useful as a rough guide to website popularity.
Social Media ROI vs. RONI
JULY 30, 2009
Publishing this content in a blog, podcast, video or online slideshow and promoting it through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Digg and other tools enables you to show the world how smart and helpful your people are, rather than trying to convince them through paid (and often ignored) media. Understandably, as businesses begin to invest more marketing/PR dollars into social media, there is great concern over the ROI of these activities.
High Points on the Social Media Landscape
MARCH 10, 2009
Site Alexa Rank (March 2009) Compete Traffic (February 2009) Compete 1-Year Traffic Change Google Pagerank Digg 243 33,433,760 +51.2 In "The 4 C's of Social Media," I noted that coming up with a concise definition of social media , like defining "art," is challenging. Describing it through the four C's—content, context, connections and conversation—was one approach. Another is to look at the different types of websites and tools that comprise the social media landscape.
Viral Marketing for B2B Lead Generation, Part 2: Viral Promotion
AUGUST 1, 2007
After blog and trade press mentions, social media and social tagging sites such as Digg and del.icio.us social media, YouTube, Insight24, iTunes, Digg, PRWeb, technology forums del.icio.us social media, YouTube, Insight24, iTunes, Digg, PRWeb, technology forums icerocket tags: viral marketing, viral media, promotion, MarketingSherpa, B2B lead generation, email, blog outreach, PR, Web 2.0,
Two More Social Media Sites to Check Out
NOVEMBER 1, 2007
Okay, with Digg , del.icio.us , Searchles , Zimbio et al does the world really need another such site? Here's another social media tagging site look into, as well as a new place to keep track of everything web-related that's important to you. First, Zanby is a new social media site.
Web 2.0 and the Evolution of Marketing
MAY 3, 2007
Among Shawn's posts was a link to an interesting SEO'Brien piece on paid Digg-ing and the black market for the unscrupulous use of social tagging. Hot on the heels of my last post came several news announcements on the growing influence of Web 2.0 social tagging and its impact on marketing practices. First, there was Use Web 2.0 Tools to Drive Loyalty from iMedia Connection.
Three Excellent Web 2.0 Resources
MARCH 28, 2007
This listing of 53 social bookmark sites ( BlinkList , Digg , RawSugar , etc.) Looking for help with your Web 2.0 development and marketing efforts? Check out these valuable resources. First, the helpful folks at the FontShop have assembled an extensive compilation of Web 2.0 typeface, logo, design and website examples. As they point out with regard to Web 2.0