People Do Not Get Social Bookmarking; They Just Don’t!
A majority of people do not get social bookmarking; they just don’t. Their first glimpse of a new way to market their business gets them all excited like a kid chasing an ice cream truck drooling, but at the same time like the ice cream man with dollar signs in his eyes ready to charge them $5 for a push-up . So what do they do? They submit crap! Or, they submit half-way decent content the wrong way. At the end of the day, it just looks poorly on their business (especially to the parents of those poor kids).
Here are some great examples:
What the hell are these titles about? I laughed so hard at this that I took the time to print the screen (which is more time than people will spend clicking the link to their actual site)! Don’t ever put your damn domain name or URL in your title!
Along with the crappy title, look at the domain! Wow, that looks spammy. Let’s – see – how – many – hyphens - we – can — use – when – purchasing – a – domain! The digg community is very critical on where submitted content comes from. You can always set up a micro site with an attractive domain and 301 it later, smart guy; if it takes off.
SEO? Pshaaa! Good luck. The digg community hates everything and anything related to “SEO.”
Title is a bit bland, but this submission would have a better chance if there was a thumbnail.
This description is not compelling and is in multiple languages. Try to be short and concise with your descriptions.
ALL CAPS LOCKS SUCKS! Do not capitalize every letter in your title. I get it… you are TRYING TO GET MY ATTENTION. But doing it like this will only get you so far with me. I know what I am looking for, and it isn’t YOU (It’s especially not OK to think that JT is an exception)!
This is sooo bad! Wow. Do I have to tell what is wrong with this?! Only submit content that people might find compelling. Not sure if someone is looking for a new corner to venture to, or if they just got dumped; about 6 million people in China just don’t care, and neither do I.
Moral of the story. When submitting your content to digg or any other social bookmarking site, please, PLEASE (see the caps? Only use it to exaggerate) remember the following:
- Write rich and compelling titles.
- Do not put your domain name or URL in your title
- Beware of the domain name you are submitting your content from. If needed, build a micro site and 301 it later.
- Do not submit “SEO” stories. Use sphinn for that!
- Get an eye grabbing thumbnail for all submissions.
- Make your descriptions short and to the point (preferably in one language).
- Do not capitalize every letter in your title.
- Most importantly– only submit content that people might find compelling and useful!
Ahhh. I feel better now!April 10, 2008 9:00 am Social Media