Who are the Linkerati?

In my comments from digg is Not Social Media Marketing someone asked me, what is a linkerati?

In my arrogance and blinkered vision I expected everyone to know who the linkerati are. But not everyone spends most of their waking day immersed in the murky world of getting eyeballs to websites. Obviously I have to as I am a blogger whose goal is to teach and coach my readers to social media marketing nirvana.

But not everyone knows the jargon and as this is a pretty new industry there are a lot of fresh new faces. So lets get down to basics. [Read more…]

digg is NOT Social Media Marketing

A recent IM chat session went like this,

“btw, digg is broken. i didnt get front with like 215 diggs, 107 comments”

It’s a shame isn’t it. is the party really over?

But what’s that I hear?


You mean the party is still going?

Digg used to be so easy to get to the front page, easy in the sense of after studying it for a year and spending more time devoted to it than trying to figure out what “Lost” is all about.

But it looks like those easy days by the pool are over. [Read more…]

Why it's NOT Linkbait, Idiot!

OK, something has been bothering me.

When a piece of web content, be it a blog post, a picture, a pdf, gets called linkbait simply because it gets a bunch of links.

Is the term “linkbait” overused?


But why is it important, I mean, who cares? [Read more…]

Does Freshegg.com Really Need a Digg Button

When should you not have a digg button on your blog?

Definitely when you are an seo blog of top UK seo company, as witnessed here. Actually I have heard a lot of good things about Fresh Egg, but they write a painfully boring blog. If you ever find you can’t sleep at night, head over there and you will be stacking zeds in no time.

OK, so after ruining my chances of working with them or ever getting a link from them, back to the point. [Read more…]

Are You a Maki or a Yaro?

I stumbled across a post about two Internet marketing blogs at IttyBiz regarding two bloggers who live at doshdosh, Maki and Entrepreneurs Journey, Yaro.

I’m not going into what the post said, merely pointing it out as the kick start to this post.

Two blogs, both quite different in style, some shared objectives and some different objectives. But both are successful. Yaro has a subscription-only-see-it-if-you-pay forum/blog where he teaches how to blog. Maki on the other hand has a few adverts to pay the bills and a few other sites dotted around the place. [Read more…]