August 28, 2014

Author Archives: Steven Snell

Interview with Israel Lagares of Health Ranker

About a week or two ago I got an email from Israel Lagares introducing me to Health Ranker and requesting that it be added to my list of categorized social media sites. As I read through the information that Israel sent to me about Health Ranker, I thought it would be beneficial for readers to do an interview with him ... Read More »

Gaining Subscribers Through Social Media: Is It Possible?

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Some bloggers use social media to boost traffic and draw links, but they write off the opportunity to gain subscribers through social media as being unrealistic. While it’s true that social media users are typically less likely to subscribe than the average blog visitor, it’s certainly not impossible and in fact can make a big difference to your overall subscriber ... Read More »

Keys to Developing Bookmarkable Content

Bookmarking sites, such as Delicious, create responses from users that are a bit different from other types of social media sites like Digg, Reddit, or StumbleUpon. Delicious is kind of a hybrid , part social media, part online service. Many Delicious users only get involved with the bookmarking aspect in order to keep track of their own links of interest. ... Read More »

Mixx vs. Sphinn

I’ve had limited experience with both Mixx and Sphinn. To this point most of my social media traffic to this blog has come from StumbleUpon (although I have added a Sphinn button on a few posts in the past). Last week I had a post on the front page of Sphinn and Mixx at the sane time, so I thought ... Read More »

What Makes a Social Media Site? Users or Marketers?

All social media sites attempt to provide users with the opportunity to submit content and determine what gets the most exposure based on the likes and dislikes of visitors. This obviously provides marketers with a chance to get traffic by promoting content that appeals to social media audiences. At some sites it seems the users are the marketers and the ... Read More »

Site News and Items of Interest

Just a few quick things to mention: 1 – The comprehensive list of social media websites has been updated with some additions that have been suggested by readers. If you know of another site that should be listed, please contact me. With over 400 social media sites listed by category, this page has drawn a good bit of attention from ... Read More »

How Much Attention Should Bloggers Give to Social Media?

Social media is a leading source of traffic to many blogs. Like any other traffic source (for example, search engines) the amount of traffic and the results can be influenced by the approach of the blogger. It’s pretty well accepted that website owners and bloggers should maximize their chances of getting search engine traffic by building a search engine-friendly site, ... Read More »

The Thrill Seeker vs. the Bookworm

Most bloggers now realize the value of creating content that is specifically intended to appeal to the average social media user. Creating a successful viral blog post is a skill that can be learned (and there are plenty of consultants and copywriters who are willing to do it for pay). While it’s fairly obvious that each social media site has ... Read More »

The Role of Social Media in a New Blog Launch

Launching a new blog should be an exciting time, but it can also be discouraging because of the challenges that are involved. Most new blogs struggle to get traffic, comments, links and subscribers as they have to work to build exposure. One proven method for quickly getting past this stage of very slow growth is to market your new blog ... Read More »

Reader Profile: Vinh Le from Blog Design Blog

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 I’m happy to feature Vinh Le of Blog Design Blog. Vinh has been an active commenter recently and he’s been posting some very popular content ... Read More »