Monday, September 3rd, 2007

StumbleUpon Whore Exchange Over At Digital Point

You know I really do not have anything too negative against Digital Point. I am a happy member over there, and as well as WickedFire, Warrior Forum, RJ Forum and Self Starters Weekly Tips. I can see a boatload of animosity and maybe even jealousy between the forums and it’s members. Well back up for a second, we can exclude RJ and Self Starters from that list, as either of these forums could give two squirts. As for the other three, it’s alarming how many times I come across a virtual bash or a verbal poke at one or the other.

Now for some people forum bashing and all of that nonsense might be for you. I can say I rather stay out of it, as you can see earlier this past week, I tend to have more personable problems arise than to sit around and bash other forums. The deal is that I like all 3 forums. Of course they all have their perks and there are different things that can upset the “herds” rather quickly. One of them, is that you really do not talk about other forums when your there.

Ok, I can handle WickedFire’s cockiness beacuse they have a ton of cool people that go out of their way to help you and Warrior Forum’s “pact of wolves” that will jump at your throat if you say something even remotely close not to their liking. One thing I cannot really stand is that Digital Point‘s Freebie section used to be “FIRE”. I have found countless gems lying about in their freebie section over the past year. But now it’s like a viagra stand for a pack of horny old timers getting paroled from the nursing home. Here’s some of the shit I witnessed today:

Alright maybe I am being a little harsh. I just never had the problem of acquiring traffic so maybe I am going a little overboard. I may also be over-reacting because that is the freebie section and anything goes.

But…

Something tells me that the quality of those sites and furthermore the projected traffic plans for them are going down the crapper. Who in the world goes and asks other people to stumble their sites in an Internet Marketing forum? I mean seriously, if your in a marketing forum and asking for the AWESOME (sarcasm) quality of traffic StumleUpon is going to send you, then you have issues and it’s time to go back to the drawing board. Now, I am not just talking about DP’s stumble exchange, I am talking in general.

Spending time in a forum asking for people to stumble you is a waste of time. You might get that influx (well maybe) of traffic right there, and then what are you going to do? Stumble users are very finicky and I truly believe they have some type of system in their minds when they land on a site to properly evaluate it and decide whether they will stumble it too.

Instead of asking people to Stumble you, why don’t you spend time creating something people WILL want to stumble?

Rant over while I sort thru all this DP crap,

Ruck


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2 Responses

September 3, 2007
Nick Flame

You can create a page with a pretty interesting article and place on that page lots of cpm ads programs. (pay per impression not per click). Even newsroom would do it.

You can then hire an indian and for several bucks he will stay all day long in dp, doing digg and stumble exchange.

You bring your page on the digg front webpage and you benefit from the loads of traffic which can be easily monetized with the cpm campaigns.

The method that i mentioned could work theoretically, but in reality it sucked. I mean yeah i got some cash out of it, but can not be a long term project. If you have good contacts and good cpm campaigns, you can monetize stumble and digg traffic and make some money out of them , but it is not worth the trouble.


September 3, 2007
Ruck

Ahh yes interesting points Nick,

I am aware of this but have never tried it, I just hate to see so many people ultimately wasting their time as we have both pointed out.

All it takes to crash a server or explode your traffic growth literally overnight is one well thought out, (maybe controversial) topic and content.

I did my research and clicked thru pages that these marketers wanted to Stumble and I have to say it was a sight for sore eyes. It’s really anyone’s opinion.

In the case of blackhatting and short term, yes I agree then maybe this could be utilized as a general venue for fast revenue, but dammit, in the case of going over their to look thru the freebie section, it has taken a hurendous turn for the worse.