Working in the space of social media is never boring.
This week has been nuts. I’m getting so much content writing business (linkbaiting) that I am having to increase the price. I’ve only been down to the beach twice this year and it’s only 20mins away. So it’s going up from $500/ ?250 to $1,000/ ?500 from Sept 1st.
Been hitting the front page of digg more and more. It simply takes time to get to know the culture, the language, get yourself known as real member of the community. You do have to invest time to get to a worthwhile point.
If you want to know my methodology of how to take part in social media check out a previous post, how to be a master in the dark arts of social marketing
I have also been upping my game at Stumbleupon, I will add anyone as a friend if they submit quality stuff on the areas I am interested. I also stumble quality sites that link to me.
But what has really rocked my boat this week is an excellent podcast by Babyman, Zaibatsu and Muhammad Saleem. Add Tamar Weinberg in as a regular guest and you have a kick ass social media podcast.
It’s great to have the avatars which we see on digg revealed as actual human beings. Although on one episode they discuss the possibility of life being one big computer programme. So it makes you wonder.
Another Jedi Knight of social media (did I just write that?) is Michelle MacPherson. I’ve seen her knocking around the space for a while but she became a permanent fixture on my radar when she came out with the excellent
She has been using the e-book to capture emails and drip feed useful bits of information, which is an excellent idea. Today I was sent this video.
It raises some very interesting techniques. Especially when talking about mashing up data and using info that is already out there. I use a similar technique, taking articles from article sites I then submit them to social voting sites. It’s great when you are using asatellite website technique.
Of course, the content will not get much traction, but it’s enough to get your other kick ass content noticed. I wouldn’t recommend this technique for your flagship sites.
If you are interested in using social media to promote your website, contact me lyndon at cornwallseo.com