No serious blogger, especially professional men and women, give a crap about "the Digg effect." A million hits means a million unqualified hits that will not convert to sales or loyal readers of your blog. It might also crash your servers to have artificially ramped up hits on a site. Curiosity surfers only create a false sense of popularity, which is very damaging to content decisions. Steven E. Streight www.pluperfecter.blogspot.com > -----Original Message----- > From: fredthejonester at gmail.com > Sent: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 23:32:46 +0200 > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: Re: [thelist] Blog Share Links > >> Blog link exchanges and link promotion sites are pretty worthless. >> >> I've been a hardcore blogger for several years now you can go to my blog >> shown below for my credentials. >> >> Digg, Stumble Upon, and similar sites are often used to "game" the >> system. The traffic you get from these sites is generally unqualified >> curiosity surfers. Conversion to sales is miserable. You get a temporary >> bump in hits, but that just gives you a false sense of "popularity". > > But what about the "Digg Effect?" Doesn't every blogger dream of > getting to the front page of Digg and then getting like a million hits > in that one day? > > Must be that *some* of those million are good, no? > > Thanks. > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt ! ____________________________________________________________ Receive Notifications of Incoming Messages Easily monitor multiple email accounts & access them with a click. Visit http://www.inbox.com/notifier and check it out!