social media spam

Pre Thanksgiving Search Links

Technorati now offers a link count widget that provides visitors to your blog with a real-time count of how many links you have to a particular post. I read about this on another blog and I cannot remember which one – sorry for not hat tip.
Speaking of widgets, I’ve got a great interview with Lawrence Coburn of Sexy Widget blog coming next week. Lawrence did a presentation last week at the WebmasterWorld Pubcon conference that generated a lot of widget buzz.

Danny does a swell job of slicing and dicing search engine popularity stats across comScore, NetRatings and Hitwise.

Spamming Social Media

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The buzz amongst online marketers and bloggers about marketing with social media has generated a lot of interesting discussion. One of the memes I’ve been noticing is the issue of spamming social media. A particular aspect brought to my attention recently is the idea that by making it easier for users to bookmark or “vote” for content on social news and bookmarking services, perhaps by using our social bookmarks link tool, that it’s an invitation to spam.

There’s a difference between ease of submission and getting to the first page of a social news or bookmarking site, where the most benefit is. The communities of those social media sites provide a self policing effect against most types of SM spam. I agree, that making submissions easier may attract abuse, but it will be noise hanging at the bottom.