CategorySocial Media
What Social Networking Sites Do You Use? How Do they Benefit Your Blog?
28th of June 2007 Darren Rowse 73

What Social Networking Sites Do You Use? How Do they Benefit Your Blog?

I’ve noticed over the last month that the numbers of requests to connect (or become friends) on social networking sites has dramatically increased. Every morning when I go through my inbox I find I’m approving more and more of these requests from Facebook and LinkedIn and even when I head ...more
Social Media
Social Bookmarking and Networking – How Involved Are You?
30th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 56

Social Bookmarking and Networking – How Involved Are You?

Belle from Working Blogger wrote me an interesting question last week on social networking and bookmarking communities that I thought might make an interesting topic for discussion for the wider community. She writes: “What on earth is a blogger to do about all the various social networking communities. I do ...more
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ProBlogger Readers Do it Better…. than Digg Users
25th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 40

ProBlogger Readers Do it Better…. than Digg Users

Wendy writes a great post today in her introduction to Social Media Strategy and Socially Driven Content. In the post she talks to bloggers about why they should learn about social media, what results they can get and how to start out in it. What caught my attention was right ...more
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Being ‘Discovered’ vs ‘Slow and Steady’ Blog Growth
14th of April 2007 Darren Rowse 49

Being ‘Discovered’ vs ‘Slow and Steady’ Blog Growth

Kumiko asks – ‘I was studying John Chow’s traffic patterns through Alexa and noticed that his popularity really surged after four of his articles were listed on Digg and his traffic went through the roof. He was ‘discovered’ through these and his traffic levels have never really looked back. And ...more
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Connect with me via Facebook… and more
9th of April 2007 Darren Rowse 21

Connect with me via Facebook… and more

Over the last few weeks I’ve had an influx of invitations to connect with people on Facebook. I’ve never promoted my page on this social networking site but as there seems to be some momentum on it I figure why not – so if you’d like to connect there please ...more
Social Media
Using Social Bookmarking Sites to Find Out What Your Readers Like
15th of February 2007 Darren Rowse 11

Using Social Bookmarking Sites to Find Out What Your Readers Like

Alex Iskold and Richard MacManus have put together a nice analytical post with some insights into how they determined which are the most popular posts on Read/WrightWeb based upon social bookmarking sites Digg and Delicious. I’ve seen people do this type of analysis of how their blog is going based ...more
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Digg To Stop Making Their Users Famous
2nd of February 2007 Darren Rowse 19

Digg To Stop Making Their Users Famous

Digg have decided to scrap the top Diggers list – as of tomorrow. This comes as a result of increasing numbers of people attempting to pay top users to get them on the popular page. This will cause a big stir among some digg users (especially those who have built ...more
Social Media
Technorati launches WTF Digg Clone
31st of January 2007 Darren Rowse 36

Technorati launches WTF Digg Clone

Steve writes that Technorati has launched a new digg clone feature called Technorati WTF (where’s the fire). It allows users to submit posts that they think are hot – and then people vote for what they think is… hot. I’m getting an 404 error page when I go there at ...more
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Digg Traffic vs Referral Traffic – Which is Best?
25th of January 2007 Darren Rowse 37

Digg Traffic vs Referral Traffic – Which is Best?

Digital Inspiration has a post on Getting Noticed by A-list bloggers vs Getting on Digg Front Page which makes a few worthwhile observations. It fits pretty closely to a comment I made last week in an interview with Jeremy when I was asked which social networking site I’d prefer to ...more
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