Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down
JANUARY 25, 2012
The rise of Reddit and the steady decline of Digg have been well documented. Anecdotally we’ve all seen Reddit gain in prominence at a time when Digg has struggled to maintain its relevancy. intentionally chose sites from several different publishers and focused on those with content that is a reasonably good fit for social news sites. million visits in 2009 to 22.7
Official Publisher Profiles on Digg One Year Later: Followers up 720%
AUGUST 10, 2011
It has been a year since I took at look at the followers and activity of News Sites on the New Digg so I thought I would see how those official profiles are faring today. When I did my original post Digg v4 was just about to come out of alpha so there has been a significant increase in exposure for the profiles and many more publishers have created them. 8/10/11 Diggs by Publisher.
Why Reddit Continues to be Relevant
MAY 4, 2011
According to Digg’s top brass, these changes were meant to bring in more revenue to the site, giving corporations and companies more control over content and more exposure for their own content. However, this went against what many people felt was the point of Digg: allowing anyone to potentially make the front page of the site. The Problem with Digg.
NBC Targets Local Markets on the New Digg
AUGUST 11, 2010
Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk NBC Targets Local Markets on the New Digg by Adam Sherk on August 11, 2010 Through branded profiles and the personalized “My News” feature on the new Digg, publishers are hoping that building up followers who view them as a preferred or trusted source will enable them to reach a larger number of users on a regular basis.
The Anatomy of Viral Content
MARCH 2, 2014
Sharing content is an integral part of modern life. We share more content from more sources with more people more quickly and more often than ever before. This sharing activity is not about engaging with content but with other people, with content as the primary vehicle for that engagement. They found that we share to: Bring valuable and entertaining content to others.
Use Grammatical Errors to Your Advantage
JUNE 2, 2015
Some of us can no longer imagine our existence without Flickr , Tumblr , and Digg. Communication Content chick-fil-a clinique dialect notes Digg dunkin donuts Flickr louise pound misspelled words professional writing Snickers tumblr typosAds surround us nearly everywhere—in the sky, on the ground, and even underground. Do you know what is even more annoying? Guaranteed.
StumbleUpon Traffic to Magazine and Content Sites Down 27%
JANUARY 23, 2013
To get a better sense of the situation I pulled StumbleUpon referral figures from 2010-2012 for a group of 47 news and content sites that we work with at Define Media Group , primarily magazine brands. However that is a pretty small minority, especially considering that from 2007-2011 many content sites (not just the ones in this group) saw nice gains in StumbleUpon traffic each year.
6 Must-Have Social Plugins for Your WordPress Blog
Convince & Convert
MARCH 14, 2012
Digg Digg. Digg Digg lets you choose which buttons you want to display, and whether you want a floating sidebar (all the rage lately) or a top bar. Digg Digg was acquired by Buffer a couple years ago, and includes all popular sharing buttons and their share count for each post. Digg Digg with a floating left implementation. 2. Photo Dropper.
Google Targets ‘Scraped’ Content and ‘Content Farms’
MARCH 5, 2011
In a move “to encourage a healthy web ecosystem,” Google recently announced a major change to its search algorithm – a move to devalue so-called “content farms” that primarily copy content from other websites, and sites that offer little or no value-added content for users. The move ensures the continuance of the Internet adage, “Content is King!” Digg this!
News Sites on the New Digg: Who is Active, Who is Gaining Followers?
AUGUST 4, 2010
Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk News Sites on the New Digg: Who is Active, Who is Gaining Followers? by Adam Sherk on August 4, 2010 The new Digg has gotten a lot of attention for the opportunities it creates for publishers (see ReadWriteWeb and BlueGlass for details). But how will users respond to the new format? Congratulations!
4 Ways I Compose Posts to Drive Millions of Pageviews to Blogs Through Digg
SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
With the release of the new Digg on August 25th, anybody with the ability to understand how a story, which is promoted to the popular section, is composed, has an edge in attaining viral exposure ranging from tens of thousands to millions of pageviews. Digg’s users constitute a large proportion of bloggers. Topics Important to the Digg Community. Opinionated Stories.
How to Get Traffic from Web 2.0 Sites like Digg, Reddit & StumbleUpon
OCTOBER 18, 2010
Sites like Digg, Reddit & StumbleUpon March 8th, 2007 by Mike Reining Read more about Articles , Popular Web 2.0 sites like Digg, StumbleUpon and Reddit are relatively new. Digg, launched in early 2005 is already one of the top 100 sites on Alexa. He also submitted it to Digg and saw the same result. Sites like Digg, Reddit & StumbleUpon [.] take a guess.
5 Tips for Great Content Curation
APRIL 29, 2012
Tips for Great Content Curation. In reality, good content curation isn’t as simple as pushing a share button. It’s actually a combination of finding great content and following some simple best practices on how to successfully share that content. Be Part of the Content Ecosystem. Be part of the content ecosystem, not just a re-packager of it.
The 4 Types of Content Metrics That Matter
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
In a post last week, I talked about turning your content marketing upside down and focusing first on what behaviors you want your content consumers to perform. Once you’ve done that and created content that you think will drive the desired actions, you can start measuring the efficacy of your content program. You want to amortize your content value.
Add a Social Sharing Toolbar to Build Traffic and Engagement
NOVEMBER 10, 2010
Tags: Social Media add Apture building traffic content Digg Extendy Facebook Google HootSuite Social Share increase traffic Instant messaging Meebo shares ShareThis social Social network Social Networking social web toolbar toolbars traffic traffic building Twitter Wibiya your site
Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both
AUGUST 20, 2011
Simultaneously, the amount of content produced sky-rocketed , with more compelling material than ever before. However, the past decade hasn’t fostered thoughtful interaction between that content and its consumers. Engagement is About Humans, Not Clicks Let’s face it: Content is becoming commoditized. more social and real-time community will self-perpetuate content.
17 Ways to Succeed in Viral Content Marketing
JUNE 4, 2013
Every marketer’s dream is to create a piece of viral content. People share content that makes them feel a certain way. Amuse, intrigue, or excite your audience if you’ve got dreams of viral content marketing, but don’t make them feel frustrated or guilty. 2. Nearly a year ago, Oreo cookies decided to announce their support for gay rights with branded visual content: .
Content Curation: Why Is The Content Curator The Key Emerging Online Editorial Role Of The Future?
OCTOBER 5, 2010
Print this article | Read this article in: | IT | Content Curation: Why Is The Content Curator The Key Emerging Online Editorial Role Of The Future? What is content curation and why is it so important for the future of web content publishers? The content curator is the next emerging disruptive role in the content creation and distribution chain.
Mapping Content to the Sales Funnel AND Buyer types
Buzz Marketing for Technology
NOVEMBER 10, 2010
You often hear about the concept of mapping content to the sales funnel (especially in B2B Marketing) but it’s not so common in practice. The other version of this is the mapping of content to your buyer types and this too is one I have ignored for a while … until now! What’s been your experience with mapping content to the sales funnel or buyer types? Digg this!
Inside the New Digg, Including New Auto Submit Feature
JULY 19, 2010
Somewhere, throughout my vast array of email filters, I must have missed my invitation to try out the new Digg 4.0 beta / alpha system, but this weekend out of sheer curiosity, I logged into new Digg site and got to play around with what is coming up. So, without further ado, here is a look at the inside of the new Digg system. New Digg Suggested People to Follow.
The Value Of Blog Comments
JANUARY 12, 2012
The story goes back to the early days of Blogging (now, over a decade old) where the discourse tightens over the idea that anyone and everyone should be able to contribute to content, and that the true value of Blogging content - in the first place - is how the Blogger engages and responds in the comment section. We also didn't have much in the way of bookmarking engines or online social networks to share the content we were interested in with our peers. They can push it out through StumbleUpon , Reddit or Digg. content. And it was good. It's nothing new.
10 Thought Leaders Share Thoughts on Curating Content
SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
Some companies choose a pure creation strategy and find it to be a formidable undertaking, especially creating unique and valuable content over a long period of time. Within the field of content marketing, curation is becoming a popular topic of discussion. Curating content can provide the best of both. That becomes a really big issue with content curation. Why bother?
The Most Buried News Sites on Digg
JULY 23, 2009
Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Buried News Sites on Digg by Adam Sherk on July 23, 2009 It’s no secret that mainstream news sites are experiencing increased exposure on social news sites like Digg. Back in March Soshable noted that 46% of the Digg front page is controlled by 50 websites. Major news sites have seen strong increases in social media referral traffic over the past couple years, and Digg continues to be among the top referrers. So their bury rankings are probably higher than they should be.
6 Ways To Ensure SEO and User Satisfaction with Your Content
OCTOBER 12, 2010
It’s a thin line to walk between ensuring search engine optimization and keeping your readers satisfied with your content. If your content awkwardly uses SEO keywords you can easily turn off your readers. Follow these six tips to help your content maintain the balance between marketable and valuable. 1. Make Your Content Easy to Read. Make Your Content Valuable.
Using Content to Build Trust in B2B Marketing
Buzz Marketing for Technology
APRIL 1, 2010
To me this is the story for any content marketer like myself. Bottom line this is great news for us content marketers. The choice is really yours but at least you know how to plan for the proper amount of content. Digg this! B2B Marketing Content: Lure or Lasso? Which was an interesting statistic no doubt for many of us in business today. Tweet This!
Free Summer School For Marketers
JUNE 24, 2013
With a focus on Business-To-Business and a slant towards content marketing and social media, MarketingProfs is filled with fascinating articles, blog posts and interviews. While there is vast majority of free content on this site, once you dive in you will find it hard to not upgrade to a paid Pro Membership level. It''s rare to have a seasoned veteran offer this much constant and consistent quality content. highly underrated and not well-known-enough website that focuses on content marketing, but veers into fascinating general marketing themes. branded content.
Digg: Your Privacy is an Illusion
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
JANUARY 11, 2008
Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Industry News , Internet , Social Media > Digg: Your Privacy is an Illusion Digg: Your Privacy is an Illusion by Tamar Weinberg on January 11, 2008 Share When Digg came out with its new social features , some folks applauded the move while others despised it. But are they secure?
Social Bookmarking and PR: Making Friends and Influencing People
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
Start to follow people and share interesting content. Find people who are following sites like yours and you have a ready-made, often very willing, target audience who will share your content, and send you quality web traffic. Social networking sites of all kinds use humans – instead of algorithms – to filter content. Out of the Internet Stone Age. Can you?
The Resurrection Of Podcasting
SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
Beyond that, it's a bit of a lab for me as well - a place to experiment with audio content and create the kind of audio you can't typically hear on the radio. Some will blame the fact that it's called "podcasting," while others will claim that it's still not intuitive or easy to find and download the content. There are a handful of podcasts that are acting as a key leading indicator that consumers have an appetite for longer, in-depth and content rich audio programming. audio content. content marketing. niche content. Does anyone even care?
Content Is No Longer King: Curation Is King
SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
Content Is No Longer King: Curation Is King Steve Rosenbaum , Magnify.net | Jun. See Also: THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Even With Impressive ROIC, Stock Might Reach New Lows Watch Out Data Hogs: Verizon To Join AT&T With Its Own Tiered Data Plans Foursquare Is Going To Tell You Where To Eat Pretty Soon "Content is King" -- no longer. Bloggers make content. content is emperor!"
Social media metrics: why, what and how to measure according to Jim Sterne
Social Email Marketing
JUNE 26, 2011
Social media management Social media metrics and measurement Social media ROI blogging bookmarking consumer-generated content customer satisfaction David Berkowitz Delicious Digg Facebook Flickr Forums and message boards Jim Sterne key performance indicator KPI LinkedIn lower costs Marketers Studio marketing mix media sharing micro-blogging Ning raise revenue roi sentiment social media marketing Social Media Metrics social networks StumbleUpon YouTubeIn his book ‘Social Media Metrics’, Jim Sterne says: “The Internet has always been a social medium”.
A Comparison of Social Advertising – Digg, Facebook, Reddit
SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
In the end, we included some of our own data to give a more complete picture.Our assessment of the situation is as follows; Digg.com – Most data we could find indicated that it is VERY expensive to advertise on Digg for the amount of click-through you get. On Digg, this is harnessed by allowing advertising costs to come down if your ad receives a certain number of votes. Digg is the largest social aggregator on the web, so it attracts a very large and diverse audience. As social networks and media mature, their audience size is beginning to exceed traditional media.
Facebook’s Like Button adds Life to your Content
Buzz Marketing for Technology
OCTOBER 20, 2010
Research is showing that we will use the Like button for many things because its is one of the easiest social actions (easier than share) and can signify you like certain content, show you like a certain product, approve of an advertisement, or share your feeling for a video. For marketers the like button holds some significant promise for extending the lifespan of your content.
Google Chrome: The Ideal Browser for Bloggers and Content Authors?
OCTOBER 8, 2010
For all bloggers and content authors there’s nothing more annoying than a browser’s crash just before you were about to hit the ‘submit’ or ‘publish’ button into a blogging or CMS system. Losing a piece of unique content of 1000+ words is something that shouldn’t happen under any circumstances. Digg this! How To Measure Efficiency and Speed. Data Recovery. Tweet This!
Content Curation for Twitter: How To Be a "Thought Leader DJ"
SEPTEMBER 25, 2010
Content Curator is a DJ. On Twitter, you are mixing content, content that the audience you hope to engage will find--not only interesting--but, irresistible, irresistible enough to comment on, @reply, retweet, share, like, etc. Ultimately, you hope your followers will enlist their followers to follow you because of your great content. Whom do you know? Think 70-20-10.
Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson Respond to Digg Complaints
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
JANUARY 24, 2008
An emergency Drill Down episode was held where numerous Digg users, including regular hosts Andy ( MrBabyman ), Reg ( zaibatsu ), and Muhammad ( msaleem ) spoke with other Digg users, including David Cohn ( DigiDave ), Karim ( supernova17 ), JD Rucker ( oboy ), and Jay Fowler ( SilentJay74 ). This will give other users a chance at getting exposure on Digg. Digg (Humor.Kind
Top 6 Ideas for Incredible Viral Content for Social Media.
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
JANUARY 28, 2010
Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Internet , Marketing , Social Media > Top 6 Ideas for Incredible Viral Content Top 6 Ideas for Incredible Viral Content by Tamar Weinberg on October 29, 2007 Share As many of us alluded to earlier this month at SMX Social Media , viral content is king. People like lists. Teach us.