April 21, 2014

Author Archives: Steven Snell

StumbleUpon vs. Digg

My primary blog has 4 posts that were on the front page of Digg between September and November of 2007. Digg obviously sends a significant rush of traffic to popular posts, and for that reason many bloggers place most of their social media optimization and marketing efforts on reaching the front page of Digg. StumbleUpon is of course known for ... Read More »

101 Twitter Resources

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It seems like every day I see more and more being written about Twitter. I have to admit that I don’t really get the fascination with micro blogging, but it’s becoming more and more common, and many bloggers find the services to be extremely useful for connecting with their audience. With all of the information that I’ve been seeing on ... Read More »

Reader Profile: Maria from WebSuccessDiva.com

The reader profile is a regular series where I attempt to give something back to one of my readers. It typically includes some information about his/her online projects as well as a mini interview. Today we’re featuring Maria Reyes-McDavis from WebSuccessDiva.com. Maria offers a variety of services to help online entrepreneurs achieve greater success with their business. Her site of ... Read More »

Should You Ask for Social Media Votes?

There are at least a few sensitive issues involving social media marketing. Submitting your own posts is one of them, and asking friends for votes is definitely another. If you’ve been around social media and blogging for a while, you’ve probably received a request from someone at some point to digg a submission or give a thumbs up on StumbleUpon. ... Read More »

The Costs of Over Reliance On Social Media Traffic

Relying too heavily on social media traffic is pretty easy for bloggers to do. If you have some time to work on your blog you can go after social media and maybe see a few thousand visitors within 24 hours, or you can work on developing some other types of traffic that might lead to a trickle of 10-25 visitors ... Read More »

Marketers Guide to Del.icio.us

Del.icio.us is not only a great resource for internet users to keep track of bookmarks, but it is also one of the best ways for website owners to market their site. Everyday pages that are on the front page of del.icio.us receive a few thousand visitors and gain a number of bookmarks from users. Throughout this article we’ll take a ... Read More »

Social Media Marketing: Numbers Can’t Tell the Whole Story

With social media marketing, numbers get thrown around a lot. How many visitors did you get to a particular post? How many visitors were sent from which social media sites? How many inbound links were gained? While these are some of the reasons that most of us are involved in social media marketing, it’s easy to get distracted by the ... Read More »

150+ RSS Resources

Did you know that today is RSS Awareness Day? Due to the occasion, I thought I would post this huge list of RSS-related resources. Feel free to share your favorites in the comments. Articles Introduction to RSS What is RSS? RSS Explained RSS Specifications RSS 2.0 Specification History of RSS 35 Ways You Can Use RSS Today Making Headlines with ... Read More »

Top 10 WordPress Plugins for Social Media

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If you’re a WordPress blogger and you’re looking to use social media to reach more readers, there are plenty plugins to enhance your blog’s optimization for social media. Here are 10 of the best. Share This – Choose which sites you want to target and let your readers vote for you with this plugin. Share This even allws you to ... Read More »