October 21, 2014

Category Archives: Social Media Marketing

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

How Do You Feel About Submitting Your Own Content to Social Media?

Submitting your own content to social media sites is a bit of a controversial issue. Many bloggers primarily use social media for the purpose of driving traffic to their own site, as opposed to using social media to find interesting content from other blogs and websites. The feeling from some passionate social media users is that submitting your own content ... Read More »

The Characteristics of an Effective Social Media Website

There are hundreds or maybe even thousands of social media websites out there. Of course, you’re not going to be able to use them all to market your website(s) or the sites of your clients. Because of the limited time that is available, you will need to choose a few social media sites to target. The sites you choose to ... Read More »

Getting Social Media Votes

Most bloggers hope to gain large volumes of traffic through social media, which of course requires getting votes from other social media users. There are a number of different ways to get votes, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. If you are hoping to have success with social media, you will have the best results if you have a plan and if you consider where those votes will be coming from. Read More »

Preparing Your Website for Social Media Traffic: Don’t Be Caught Unprepared

Social media marketers have several goals, including large amounts of traffic, link building, and branding. However, in order to benefit from the visitors that are sent from social media websites, you’ll need to be prepared. Unfortunately, reaching the front page of a popular social media site doesn’t mean that you will automatically benefit from the traffic. If you’re not prepared, ... Read More »