July 24, 2014

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 »

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 »