CategorySocial Media
Being ‘Discovered’ vs ‘Slow and Steady’ Blog Growth
14th of April 2007 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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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How to Build a ‘Digg Culture’ on your Blog
27th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

How to Build a ‘Digg Culture’ on your Blog

How do you build a ‘Digg Culture’ and get repeatedly on the front page of Digg over time? In this post I’ll share 10 ways that top bloggers do it. Last week on a post that Tony wrote about Digg Fraud one of those who left a comment wrote: “I ...more
Social Media
Social Bookmarking Icons – Are they Worth It?
2nd of November 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Social Bookmarking Icons – Are they Worth It?

37 Signals has a post on a topic I’ve been pondering a lot lately also – those social bookmarking buttons at the bottom of blog posts that so many blogs have. They write: “Given the Ebola-like spread of these things they must be really effective, right? Not so much. Zero ...more
Social Media
reddit buttons
7th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

reddit buttons

reddit have released reddit buttons for webmasters and bloggers to put on their sites to help spread the word about their posts. They come in three styles. Give them a go and let us know how you find them. Do you actively promote social bookmarking options to your readers? Do ...more
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