Our Secret Arsenal: StumbleUpon, Reddit and Digg


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Everyone talks about Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest. But Digg, Reddit and StumbleUpon have been around for longer than all but Facebook and have driven gazillions of page views to blogs, videos and images around the web. Here's why you shouldn't forget these networks and how to be a good citizen.

Our Secret Arsenal: StumbleUpon, Reddit and Digg

  1. 1. Our Secret Arsenal: StumbleUpon, Reddit and DiggHow to use them to drive traffic – while being a good community member.
  2. 2. Social Bookmarking First were sites to, quite literally, share your bookmarks with others. (like Delicious) Creating a social space where others could vote content up and down came soon (Slashdot) StumbleUpon quietly gathered steam in the background (2001)
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  4. 4. StumbleUpon Serendipity by algorithm Images work best Videos play within SU, good for SEO Don’t just submit and leave – be part of the community Results can come six months or two years later
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  8. 8. Reddit User-run community Sub-categories/communities are owned by users Traffic can be tremendous Most posts go nowhere if they don’t take off right away Users despise “spammers” – which they call anyone they perceive to be using Reddit for money or complete self-promotion If they decide you’re a spammer - you’re toast. Be part of the community.
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  13. 13. Digg Matters a lot who you’re connected with and how much you support them You have 24-48 hours max You must be continuously active Traffic isn’t tremendous, but SEO is still extremely strong
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  18. 18. Thank you Amy Vernon @AmyVernonhttp://facebook.com/amyvernonhttp://linkedin.com/in/amyvernon http://amyvernon.tumblr.com