The Amazing Wednesday Linkfest

Alfonso the Coffin Makers Guide to Link Building
Who would have thought there would be similarities with coffin making and link building?


I think this protest for a transparent Digg is a bit daft.

Now I don’t mind a bit of bitching, I can bitch with the best of them. But lets have a reality check here. Digg is a multi million dollar business with a hard core, unpaid user base toiling away generating interesting content. It does not exist to help marketeers and SEO’s. Whose primary goal is not the success of digg, rather it’s to make money for themselves and or their clients. A noble pursuit indeed.

If you earn a crust through online marketing you should see Digg primarily as a tool to fulfil your marketing aims. If you do not, how serious a marketeer can you be? Don’t get me wrong, I am all for using the power of social media to achieve my goals, but lets not get our knickers in a twist.

The Digg staff may be big fat liars, or there may even be a black list. I would be surprised if there was not. But digg is not a religious order espousing do no evil. It does what it does to protect it’s goals. Which is to make money. If it feels certain people are not providing the quality content it requires to continue its existence then it will block, bury, blacklist until the problem is negated.

Whether it’s an algo or a mob of mentalist diggers roaming the upcomings, it doesn’t really matter. We do what works, when it stops working we do something else.


Gotta love the Long tail

More long tail from Eric Enge

….20 to 25% of the queries that Google sees in any given day are queries that they have never seen before.

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