How to use Digg

Lots of marketers start thinking about how to make money from a service like Digg, before they even understand what the service is about.
Neil Patel has written a very good Beginners Guide to Digg. Hattip to Blog Bullet which I also subscribed to recently thanks to MyBlogLog.

Insular vs Community

Darren Rouse yesterday had a very useful reader tip on insular blogging.

In his comments I outlined the planning I have for this blog, and I thought it best to include it here.

7 Best Ways to Judge Blogging Success

These are in no particular order, though I am actually going to place the most obvious last.

  1. Are your most frequently clicked links for your subscriber buttons? – long-term subscribers are the lifeblood of any blog or website, and are immune to the whims of search engines

How to make it easy to gain links

You should always try to make it easy for people to link to you, especially if you are running a blog which isn’t using nofollow for trackbacks as additional encouragement.

Thus you should provide copy and paste linking.

International Article Syndication

I use Google Alerts to track a lot of my article syndication, and sometimes it comes up with some absolute diamonds of ways content can be presented to an international audience.

UTW – Tagging SEO Tricks (pt 2)

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This is not a technical trick, but something that many people who confuse categories and tagging really need to get a grasp of.
It is also my belief that this is very much a white-hat strategy, but as with all forms of search engine marketing, it can be abused.

Major Clickbank Rule Clarification

Here is a little news item that will be highly interesting for Clickbank affiliates. For some time there has been discussion on whether it is a breach of the Clickbank terms to offer additional bonuses as an affiliate for someone to purchase an item through your affiliate link.
Concern was so great that some products designed to automate the bonus process for Clickbank affiliates were pulled off the market by their developers, just in case it was looked on as breaking the rules.