How Effective Are Social Media Submissions? 

Here’s my take on submitting to websites like Digg.com…

Submitting to social media SUBMISSIONS is like gambling unless I’m mistaken. The results are not consistent.  Please provide more evidence that it’s worth the time or proven techniques to consistently get you traffic. Again, I’m open minded and would appreciate more evidence to “social media SUBMISSION effectiveness.” Social media does work but submitting…?

This is not a high impact activity unless you have something very newsworthy (eg. exclusive or fresh information). Even if you do get traffic, how do you do something of monetary gain with it? If it’s not worth the time, then we’re back in the 90s where people excited over something like their “hit counter.”  You can easily outsource this as a $5/hour job, but spending time thinking about is not a productive use of time.

As stated on http://www.pingpongpie.com/2008/07/need-social-media-success-dont-start-with-digg : “if you know what you are doing, there is a good chance that you’ll have an 80% success rate. I bet you could get at least 100,000 visitors.” Respectfully, this blogger illustrates the uncertainty and unproven nature of this approach.

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