Sunday, April 11, 2010

What is and How to use Hubpages

hubpages networking siteHubPages is a social networking and personal interaction website, you can promote your website through HubPages. It is just another way for webmasters to create their quality backlink. By using Hubpages, users can write anything they are knowledgeable about or anything they like and add links to direct relevant traffic to their main site. You can use Hubpages to promote your affiliate products or even your Internet home based business website, and another best part is that you do not have to learn or have any knowledge about HTML, PHP, CSS or any other tech stuff, it is basedd on WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get). The writing platform is sleek and user friendly. You also don't have to be an expert in order to write about a subject.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mixx Social Media bookmarking website

Mixx social media bookmarking websiteMixx is another popular social media website among many others out there and the site helps you to submit any of your favorite or interesting content which you want to share it to other people. This social media site combines social networking and bookmarking. Mixx was launched in September 2007 and has a format similar to Propeller (Netscape) and Digg where you vote stories up or down. The difference is that once you submit stories to Mixx, you can’t delete it or change its title or description while you might be able to do this in other social media site. All of the content is user-generated, there are no editor who decides what you should find interesting, so you can submit stories, videos, photos —whatever you find informative, interesting, fun or different.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pinging service using Ping-o-matic

Pinging is one of the most effective, easiest and quickest things webmasters can do to promote their web pages. What is ping? A blog can simply use a pinging service to tell search engine “Im Over Here”, and the blog would get indexed almost immediately. One of the most popular site which offer this kind of service is Ping-o-matic. This "pinging" service is free to use and you dont even have to register to use the service. Though Ping-o-matic was designed to prromote blogs, but you can also use it to promote website.

Tips and tricks to optimize Digg

Submitting your webpage, blog post or article to Digg is an excellent method to gain additional exposure. Once you submitted your story, other users can vote for it. Content with more votes votes will rank higher and benefit from massive exposure. Story with the highest votes will also be featured on Digg’s frontpage in addition to ranking higher on searches. Everyday, lots of internet marketers, webmasters and bloggers struggle and use many kind of tricks, in attempts to get their contents or articles featured on Digg’s front page.

  • Tips Optimize DiggSet up a good interesting profile and create for yourself an eye catching avatar (avatar= logo or personal image) to attract attention to your posts. With 15 submissions per page and hundreds of submissions per hour, you need to have something that make your posts stand out from the other.
  • Take your time coming up with good title and description, put in your keywords to optimize SEO. Your title and description will be displayed to visitors and that is what you are using to convince readers to click on your link. When it comes to the description, do not reveal anything, make the visitors curious about what is written in your posts. Make it unique rather than just copy and paste the first sentence or paragraph of your post into the field.
  • Submit a good quality content and made from your original content, not copy-pasted from other article.
  • Don't always Digg your own posts, Digg does not like their users who submit their own page too frequently.
  • Try to accumulate as many friends as you can (this is said to be the most important part), select those who are active and will digg your stories when you ask them to. You can anytime replace the active friends with idle ones. There is a button for you to check the ones who dugg your stories.
  • Do leave comments and respond if other user leaves a comment on your story, you can as well digg their story too. Do not spam, or you might get yourself banned and your access terminated.

How to submit articles to Digg

One of the most favorite method for people to promote their articles is through the website called Digg. This steps will show you how to submit an article on Digg and share it with the world.
First, of course you need to register and have Digg account for your own. You can read my previous article on how to create a Digg account.

  • how to Digg a story or articleAfter your account has been verified, login to Digg and on the main page click on “Submit New” (the third tab on top of the page). Click that link and it will take you to the submission page.
  • Find an article, blog post or image which you would like to submit (you also can submit yours). Copy and paste the website URL address into the submission form. Specify whether the submission is a video, image or news article and then press Continue (it will take a few moments for your submission to be processed).
  • Next will be the page saying it is checking for duplicates to ensure someone else has not already submitted the page to Digg.
  • After that you will reach to a page where you are asked to add a title and description (write a short interesting blurb about the article before submitting it). The title and description will be seen by visitors when they are making the decision on wether to click on your link or not. After that pick an appropriate topic category which your article belongs to (make sure is accurate, otherwise you may get many negative feedbacks and comments on your posts). Fill out the form and submit your article by clicking “Submit Story”.
  • Your article will then automatically appear in the Upcoming section of its category and is officially a part of the community and other Digg users can now read it and vote on it. If different people submit the same page, it gets votes and pushed to the first page.

What is Digg and how to join

Digg is a social news site for people to discover and share content anywhere on the internet. If you find a page which you want to share, you can “digg” it byy submitting the URL and a brief descripption of the page through the Digg website. There is no editors at Digg. Digg users will see your submission and they have options to “digg” it (help promote) or “bury” it (help remove spam). They even can Digg and bury comments they like or dislike. Digg surfaces the best content as voted on by the users, and if your content appear on the Digg’s home page, it will be seen to millions of visitors and therefore, you can expect a huge bump in traffic and receive lots of backlinks (which is good for your SEO). However, it is difficult and only a small number of posts will ever make the Digg front page.

What is Digg and how to joinAll of the Digg’s website content (from news to videos to images) comes from the site’s visitors (that would be you and other Digg account holders) and it is submitted on a voluntary basis. Among all of the social bookmarking websites, Digg is one of the most popular one, and according to Digg is in the top 250 most visited websites on the entire web. It is reported that Digg has approximately 33 million visitors each month and has 24 million account holders and 5 million of them are active on the site everyday.

Everytime you submit an article, video or image, it will automatically appear in “Upcoming Stories” and it will be seen by other members, if they like it, they ‘digg it’. If your submission does not receive enough Diggs within a certain time period, it will eventually falls out of the “Upcoming” section.
  • Before you begin you need to register first with Digg, enter your info or data needed, after that you will receive an email after you complete the registration process. Click the link given in the email to be a new Digg Registered User.
How to create Digg account
  • After your account is verified, you can add optional information to your profile (you can always change your profile data in Profile tab) or skip the step and start Digging.
You now can simply select and take one Digg button and put it on your site. The first thing you should do after posting is to click on your own Digg button and let visitors have their opportunity to click the button to vote on it.

Propeller and Reddit Social News Sites

If you want to find more social news sites to increase your website traffic further, you can try Propeller and Reddit.

Reddit Social News Bookmarking WebsitePropeller (formerly known as Netscape) and Reddit, both are famous social news websites, meaning that they are programmed by its members — the audience, includes you. You can find plenty topics from technology, gadget to humor to politics and to many more. Once you become their member (it is free to become one), it allows you to submit and vote on any stories, share it with friends and maintain a list of your favorite articles and upcoming articles. You also can submit pages from your own website or blogs that you feel are worth telling others about and at the same time inviting more traffic to your spot on the web. An excellent reward for well written or informative content.

What is Diigo and how to use Diigo

Diigo social bookmarking siteDiigo is a social bookmarking service. Maybe many of you already know how to favorite a web page using Internet Explorer or bookmark using Firefox browser. In Diigo, the service is more or less the same but instead of saving the URL in your browser, you save it on the internet. The advantages of using Diigo to your everyday blogging or web surfing: