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If you’ve ever wanted to know who gets to the Sphinn homepage and how they do it, now you can find out and rock the social media world too!
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from barnaseo 2132 Days ago #
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"If you want to kick ass on Sphinn, there are specific topics you should be writing on, namely SEO, social media and Google." To say that you should have used the relative number of posts from each category that made it to the homepage (instead of the absolute number). I mean, take a look at these data: In the SEO-category 20 posts went hotIn the Usability-category 3 posts went hotThis doesn´t mean that SEO-related posts are more likely to go hot than usability-related posts: if 20 out of 200 posts in the SEO-category are Sphunn to the homepage and 3 out of 5 posts in the usability category go ´hot´, posts in the usability-category have more chance to make it to the homepage. Nice post anyway, must have been a lot of work counting!

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from TCSM 2132 Days ago #
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From my PoV (I’m sure Tim will pop in later to respond), whilst there might be less competition in areas other than the "big three", there’s also less interest, so it’s harder to get votes on them.Good point though. Would be interesting to see number went hot vs number in category data

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from fusion92 2132 Days ago #
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You forgot to add ’write an article about the sphinn homepage to get to the homepage therefore creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.’ :DBut sphunn up because it was good intel.-Dan

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from zigojacko 2132 Days ago #
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I’ve stopped using Sphinn lately, I rarely see any topics worth reading now and it was just getting silly, I haven’t the time to filter through tons of topics on the same issue. When Google Chrome came out of beta, I clocked at least 5 threads on it, everyone just seems to be submitting anything and everything.One point you raised though that really f--ks me off is people submitting their own articles... It shouldn’t be like that, you don’t self promote your own work (there are a few exceptions granted) but your own articles should get submitted to Sphinn because SOMEONE else found them interesting. Not yourself, if you didn’t think it was interesting, you wouldn’t have wasted your time writing it in the first place.9/10 I will not even sphinn a submission if it has been submitted by the same person that wrote it.

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from UtahSEOpro 2132 Days ago #
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There’s a small amount of SEM sites w/good content. My RSS feed doesn’t differ much from the next Internet marketer.

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from cre8pc 2132 Days ago #
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@zigojacko From the launch, Danny has welcomed members to submit their own articles/posts. He’s mentioned it several times. One example:"In contrast, submit a gem or two or three from your own site, stuff that’s really good? Go for it. Common sense should tell you that delivering up your best, even if there’s an element of self-interest, will still help the greater good."http://sphinn.com/story/234

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from zigojacko 2132 Days ago #
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@cre8pc Yep, that’s where my "(there are a few exceptions granted)" comment comes into play, more often than not though, members aren’t contributing to the quality on Sphinn, they are just pushing their own articles. I didn’t say they were breaking any rules by doing it or anything. It’s just my personal opinion though. :)If I blogged, I wouldn’t submit my own stuff, I would like to see it submitted by someone else knowing that it was useful to them. Theres too many new blogs starting up and all they are doing is scraping the content and info from the top blogs, submitting it themselves on sphinn and it’s adding no extra value to the original submission of the same topic on sphinn.

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from JamesDuthie 2132 Days ago #
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It’s interesting to note the evolution of participation from submitters, with Jordan being the only current member with a heavy submission rate. Go back 6 months and you would have seen far more activity from the likes of Dave Harry, Maki, Jeff Quipp, Marty, Shana, Dave Wallace & more. Interesting to see them all simultaneously jump off the bandwagon.An indictment of Sphinn... or just a trend of busy marketers cutting back on activities that don’t affect their bottom line...?

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from zigojacko 2131 Days ago #
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@UtahSEOpro agreed...

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from cre8pc 2131 Days ago #
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@JamesDuthie, that’s a really good question and worth a separate discussion.  I’m just as curious :)

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from theGypsy 2131 Days ago #
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Well, I have written about some of my reasons at the end of the summer and have new ones since (can you say un-healthy discussions?). Otherwise, in talking with Maki, Jeff, Shana and other past addicts, it’s no different than anyone else. Time spent playing in social spaces needs to eventually be tempered with life’s realities (family, work, play). Not speaking for anyone else, this family of internet marketers are more like a family than ever before as far as being around each other too much and inherent bickering is prevalent. With some 14 months and hundreds of submissions and comments, it is interesting to watch this ’community’ more from the outside these days. It’s like being an old fart (quickly approaching) that longs for the ’good old days’ - much of what I enjoyed has been replaced with subjective judgements and arrogance of those that wish to ’lead’ the pack instead of riding along together.As for the topic of this thread, forget all the fancy numbers, I did that last year ... nowadays it’s simple... A. submit controversial orB. big ass lists yada yada orC. Known entities (websites/blogs)D. Pimp it...E. Pimp it...F. Pimp it some moreMe? Stopped pimping a while back and really don’t submit much either. For me I look for stories worth having discussions around or news of interest to the community. Anyone care to take a challenge? Don’t pimp ANYTHING you submit. Not on Twitter... nowhere...  Pimp the actual post... just not the Sphinn entry... then let’s see how well stories do.

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from jesseliebman 2129 Days ago #
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Fantastic! I now know the secert. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

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from annie7 2129 Days ago #
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@theGypsy I miss those days when I daily saw you, Maki and Shana hitting the front page with great articles... I too stpped being to active at Sphinn but I miss its old family...

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from annie7 2129 Days ago #
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oh and was I missing that or were there really no attempts to accuse you of hitting the front page too often? Why is it happening now?

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