Digg and social bookmarking: content and community tips to gain traffic

This week-end I finally found some time to get active on Digg. I already used Delicious for this blog but the advantage of Digg is that you can share your favorites and at the same time delve up some good content from others, etc.

Over the next few weeks I will be testing out the effects of Digg. Well, in fact, I’m testing out quite some things at the same time, for the moment: social bookmarking and a dozen of social media tools such as Spredfast and Twittercounter, the well-know service of Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, the guy behind The Next Web blog and conference, who I will be interviewing when he’s back from his trip to the States. In fact, the last time I interviewed him was just before the launch of The Next Web, time goes fast sometimes.

Back to social bookmarking and Digg.

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Digg, Reddit and other news bookmarking sites are not only about traffic

For many marketers, the front pages of major social (news) bookmarking websites have often been seen as the holy grail of online authority and marketing potential.

Offering hundreds of thousands of page views, a true tidal wave of online exposure and word of mouth marketing power, and the flexibility required to generate thousands of online subscribers, the front page has become the top goal for many online marketers.

The only problem is that the reality is not quite as rosy as the rumors.

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