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SMX Social Media NYC Day 1 Recap

Posted on Oct 17th, 2007
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    At the close of Day 1 of SMX Social Media, I reviewed the absolute basics of what I’ve learned over the day: Social Media users love Digg, and StumbleUpon. 🙂

    Throughout the day, many speakers from different companies and backgrounds gathered to talk about their love of Digg, how to best use and what tips we needed to know to best utilize StumbleUpon as a marketing tool. We also learned about the importance of tags in social media, and Guillaume Bouchard noted that Technorati, Flickr, Facebook and YouTube were some of the best and most popular social media sites for tags. And since linkbait can drive a significant amount of traffic to your site, retain that traffic by continuing to post interesting content in the days and weeks following your initial linkbait. Don’t tease your visitors. Give them a reason to keep coming back.

    You can read more in-depth coverage on SMX sessions from TopRank below:

    Social Media Marketing Essentials

    Linkbait – Chumming for Traffic on Social Media Sites

    SMX Guide to Social Bookmarking and Tagging

    Day 1 finished with a networking cocktail party at The Lounge at elmo on 7th Ave. where further questions stemming from earlier sessions were asked, answers and examples were given and drinks and sushi were served.

    SMX networking party

    Tomorrow I am very much looking forward to continuing in the social media exploration and bringing those session to life here on the Online Marketing Blog.

    [PS from Lee: There’s a nice collection of links to Day One SMX coverage from numerous blogs over at Cornwall SEO Blog]