Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Top Users on Digg, Reddit and Mixx

On Digg.com the top 5 users for the last 365 Days are as follows:

1. Maki Maki
2. MrBabyman
3. Msaleem
4. Jaybol
5. SirPopper

On Reddit the All Time top 5 users are:

1. qgyh2
2. neoronin
3. maxwellhill
4. rmuser
5. anonymgrl

On Mixx cGt2099, SilentJay74, Webaddict, katharinec, and s_lockyer are 5 of the sites Super Mixers aka Top Users.

Monday, September 29, 2008

What Businesses Should Look For When Hiring Social Media Consultants

Every site has top 100 or top 1000 Users but as social media continues to explode in popularity I don't think you have to be one of "THE TOP USERS" on all the major sites to be considered an expert or guru. I think what matters most to people who are looking for experts or help with social media is that you have profiles on all the major sites that reflect social media best practices. We surveyed 100 business people who have hired social media consultants in the last 6 months and the top 5 things they looked for when selecting a person is listed below.

Complete professional profiles on major sites such as Facebook, Linkedin, Digg, Stumbleupon, Mixx and Reddit.

Active accounts on the major social sites. By active, we mean recent activity, quality submissions of multiple sites and not just your own sites and proof of success in using the sites which is easily seen in the profiles.

Good reviews and comments from multiple other people and clients.

Examples of quality submitted content on a variety of sites.

A pattern or history of successful social media campaigns which shows they understand the power of social media and how it should be used.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mission of Social Media Best and Worst Practices

To improve the overall Social Media Experience for the people and businesses that are interested in using Social Media to market their business, brand, product or book. This blog is not meant to be unfair, mean or destructive to any person or business. In fact, It is our hope that this blog can offer best practice tips so that even the worst practice cases that are mentioned here will be helped not harmed and can use the feedback and or reviews to improve their site, service or methods. We welcome your comments, examples and input. Please just remember to be courteous and try to provide constructive crticism and not just use your comments or postings to be mean and spiteful.

On purpose there is no advertising on this site for any company, products or services. It is not our intention to profit from this blog in any way. We have a team of 20 active social media users from a number of sites that have agreed to take turns and post advice, tips and reviews. If you are an active social media user on 3 or more sites and would like to join us in contributing content here please email us.... we welcome the input.