July 31, 2014

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 bloggers and marketers and I would like to keep adding to it, so feel free to make a suggestion.

2 – The affiliate banner ads have been removed and banners are now available for purchase through BuySellAds for $20 per month. If you have questions about that you can contact me. I’ve never been interested in using a 3rd party service for managing ads, but I’ve had some friends say good things about BuySellAds, so we’ll give it a shot. If I like the service I’ll eat my words from the past and write up a review of the service.

3 – Text link ads (with no-follow tags) are available through ScratchBack for $5.

4 – I’m very interested in doing whatever I can to make this blog more useful for readers. If you have a particular aspect of social media marketing or some other aspect of marketing a website that you would like me to address in an upcoming post, please let me know by using the contact form or by leaving a comment on this post. I can’t guarantee that I’ll cover recommended topics, but if I feel that it fits withing my knowledge and experience I would love to give back to you in that way.

Have a great weekend.

About Steven Snell

Steven is a web designer, blogger, and freelance writer.

7 comments

  1. I really like that you even posted your ad rates. Some times these seem like big secrets, it is an interesting way for other bloggers to gage their rates

  2. Glad to have you on board with BSA!

  3. Matt,
    I see no reason to hide them. At least not at this point.

    Todd,
    Thanks! I’m looking forward to using the service and seeing how it works.

  4. The social media website list is great and comprehensive.
    You can add wagg.it in that list along with digg.

  5. I love posts like this, where the writer asks for help, suggestions on how to make the site more, hmmm, desirable for its readers rather than just what you want all the time. And I have seen sites that don’t listen and in time, you can see why…

    I have been following with interest the heating up of the LifeStream Aggregator’s. And although I am joined up with most of them, I think all now actually, some articles on this from yourself would be very useful.

    I figure you would need to research them, but they are such a wonderful service if you can use them right and find the right one.

    I use Sean’s Profilactic most of the time, but do work with the other’s as a means to keep my knowledge up, their updates and how they work alongside other technlogies.

    Just thought this would be a valid topic for you to talk about at length. I have much experience and would be happy to provide you with some practical usage details etc. They are a total time sinker, but I just love em.

  6. Also whilst I am at it, from your extensive experience, you have seen things come and go. You seem to have your feed (excuse the pun) firmly on the ground.

    From my perspective it would be cool to have your views, initial or more involved about services that pop up that are a direct competition to the ones you already use and swear by.

    Problem is with me I am like a kid in the candy store with all these new start-ups, and loose so much time trying them all out etc, that I feel if there was somewhere I could go for a trusted initial opinion about something that for me would be very useful.

    I don’t mean you spending hours of your own time ofcourse, but more a casual look, jot some ideas down and say a few words why FlobberyWobbly is unlikley to be the next StumbleUpon.

    NOt even a review as TechCrunch, Mashable and myriad of clones deal with this, but Im sure just some initial thoughts would go a long way with some readers. Then you are opening up an avenue for people to comment and leave their own thoughts during use. Which could become quite a good ‘surviving’ post.

    Try to find a way to avoid the hype and look at it from YOUR users experience of sites that have been around, still around and are likely to be around…

    Does that make sense?

  7. Hey Graham,
    Thanks a lot for the suggestions, I appreciate it. The aggregators aren’t something I’m very familiar with at this point, but I can look into them and see if there is something of value I can add to the topic. I’ll see if I can put your suggestions into practice.

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