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A blog post yesterday correctly described the traffic at Mixx as not substiantial. Like at Mixx the traffic outcome at Sphinn is also very low. Go away, you are wasting your time here! ;-)
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from MattMcGee 2474 Days ago #
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Hmmm. Sphinn was my #2 source of referral traffic in 2007, more than Google Reader, Bloglines, and all the big SEO sites. Your mileage may vary.http://www.smallbusinesssem.com/2007-small-business-sem-blog-stats/1015/

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from katfrench 2474 Days ago #
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As I commented on Brent’s sphunn article, I think that Mixx, as a social media user tool, has a lot to offer and a lot of potential to grow.  Dang, I’m going to have to bump up launching my new blog to this week, b/c I have a lot to say about this...  But it also relates to some of the stuff y’all have included in your post, Tad, and Brent’s post, and Collective-Thoughts, and Social Media Mom’s post on the fact that sk*rt is now allowing downvotes.  Egads.  I’m so fired up a "y’all" popped out. 

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from onreact 2474 Days ago #
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Exactly Matt: For months Sphinn brought SEO 2.0 more UV than Google search.kat: Tip me off when it’s online.

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from SlightlyShadySEO 2474 Days ago #
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I get most of my traffic from sphinn, and another beta called "Streamy"...and I get traffic consistantly from them. We’re talking over a month. I couldn’t get into the beta though.Sphinn traffic is odd. Sometimes a frontpage brings 30 views, and that’s the end of it. Sometimes you get 120, and then Dosh or someone stumbles it, and a mad rush begins.If we want sphinn to grow, we need to find some way to get it to expand outside of it’s current audience. There’s a lot of regulars here.I, for one, plan on at least attempting to find more non-sphinn blogs to submit. Although I’m picky. We’ll see how it goes.

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from SlightlyShadySEO 2474 Days ago #
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*typo-ish, no longer able to edit*I do not recieve close to most of my traffic from streamy. I just meant to include it as something that’s oddly consistant...and yes, streamy is in beta apparently.

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from BrentCsutoras 2474 Days ago #
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Am I the only one that doesn’t put Mixx and Sphinn in the same category. Being as one is a niche Search related site and the other is an open to everything in the world social community. Shocking that it has to be said but 100 people visiting your SEO site for an SEO topic from an SEO community is quite different than 100 random people, mixx is mainly marketers btw, coming to your education site. Should also be said that Sphinn sent more traffic to that Mixx article than Mixx itself did. Let me quote for you from one of the main ex-Digg members that helped hype Mixx so much "Bah - Mixx isn’t for marketers anyway" - ctg2099

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from planetc1 2474 Days ago #
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@onreact: Nice post. Liking your style.Let’s not forget about links and contacts. I’ve received more inbound links in the past 6 months from members of Sphinn than any other source. I’ve also connected with several top Diggers and made a number of great connections that have gone beyond simply befriending each other online.Very thankful for that.

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from UtahSEOpro 2474 Days ago #
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Brent’s right. Two different cateogires. I’d take 100 hits from Sphinn to my SEO blog than 500 hits random ass people from Mixx anyday.

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from onreact 2473 Days ago #
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Brent: I wrote a lengthy reply on SEO 2.0, can’t add much to it here.planetc1: Exactly. You can do the same with Mixx too. It’s a small community but it’s not limited to SEO/SEm only. You also can get in touch with other people who enthusistaically embarce the web 2.0 etc.Utah: Well, Brent is not right. It’s not random people. They are the early adopters, movers and shakers, social media power users. Mixx is a heaven for everybody who wants to check whether his ideas, products or brand appeals to the opinion makers of the Net.

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from UtahSEOpro 2473 Days ago #
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@onreact: Good point

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from Lyndon 2473 Days ago #
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I have to agree with Brent on this. With regards to spending time on a site that gives little traffic makes no sense to me as a marketer, sure there is making contacts and the chance the site will go the way of digg, but then could lots of other sites.Of course it was a juicy headline, although it had cultural connotations which you would only get if you saw a US televisual advertisment.

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from tambre 2473 Days ago #
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@brent: i agree with you. sphinn and mixx are two very different sites. sphinn is for seo’s by seo’s. and mixx is for any type of person, basically. i really don’t see sphinners posting "why stress is deadly" or news about "jenna jameson retires"... not unless both of those can relate somehow back to seo, smo, link baiting, etc. i think though that since sphinn is a more niche community while the traffic might be repeat visitors it’ll be more worthwhile than the people at mixx that might just happen to stumble upon your site and then leave 10 seconds later.but i can see utilizing both having benefits.

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from rustybrick 2473 Days ago #
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great title, just love the title ...

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from katfrench 2473 Days ago #
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@SlightlyShadySEO - if you’re still interested in an invite to Streamy, let me know.  I’m in the beta group and have 11 invites I haven’t used yet.  It’s pretty sweet, for a beta.@onreact - It’s now live, at www.internet-bard.com.  The last two posts relate back to this topic.  It’s my personal/professional site, not an "official" work blog.  It’s going to focus on corporate blogging, copywriting, community moderation, content strategy, and social media. 

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from iBrian 2472 Days ago #
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I’m with rusty, too. :)

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