After reading hundreds of blogs, putting Google Reader to the test by monitoring 294 RSS Feeds and searching through all corners of Social Media sites and search engines, we proudly present to you the Top 50 MLM blogs.
The criteria we used to base the Top 50, the ‘cool kids’ of MLM blogging, are:
- Quality, original content that focuses on teaching and adding value to the industry
- Updated frequently with the latest post no more than one month old
- Alexa ranking and page rank
- Industry experience and leadership
- Content not focused on a particular network marketing company or opportunity
Here are the Top 50 MLM blogs in alphabetical order:
Go Here to See the Top 50 Network Marketing Blogs
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During the first week of July, 2009, #moonfruit was the number one trending topic on twitter. The Moonfruit marketing department decided to run a ‘competition‘ to celebrate 10 years in business whereby anyone who included #moonfruit in their postings on Twitter would be entered into a random draw. The prize, spread across a 10 day period, would be 10 MacBook Pros.
Twitter Promotion Done Right: #moonfruit – Mashable
Moonfruit Twitter Campaign Analysis – Social Bug
Will Moonfruit destroy Twitter? by DaniWeb
Why is #moonfruit trending on Twitter? It’s the rebirth of a startup – TechCrunch Europe
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- ~ Take Your Site From One to One Million Users
Source: Think Vitamin – Carsonified’s blog about the web
Summary: Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, shares 9 things he did to increase his users to 1 million and beyond.
- Ask yourself: Does this feature increase the users self-worth or stoke the ego?
- If a user is contributing to my system, what emotional rewards do they walk away with? What (visible) rewards will they receive?
- Stop over building features
- Pick 2-3 things to focus on
- Ask yourself: Is there anything I can take out of this feature?
#3. Build & Release
- Stop thinking you understand your users
- Learn from what they’re actually doing on your site, not what you think they’ll do
- Decide on what you’re going to build… and build it (avoid analysis paralysis)
- Build, release, iterate, and repeat
#4. Hack The Press
- Invite only system (Pownce, Digg v3)
- Talk to the junior bloggers
- Attend parties for events you can’t afford – network w/influencers, bring a demo
#5. Connect with your community
- Start a podcast (it’s OK if not everyone listens)
- Throw a launch party, then yearly/quarterly events – invite the press/influencers personally – don’t tell the bar
- Engage w/the community, be an active participant your own ecosystem
- What technical problems are you going to have?
- Advisors can be helpful in a whole slew of areas (marketing/hiring/bizdev)
- Stock compensation, typically not a board seat, solid advisors help during fund raising
#7. Leverage your userbase to spread the word
#8. Does your product provide value for 3rd party sites?
#9. Analyze your traffic
- Install Google analytics
- Entrance sources (search?)
- Paths through site
- Top exit pages
Kevin Rose is the founder and chief architect of digg. He oversees all aspects of the management and development of the Web site. Kevin started digg in September 2004 as a personal project. His initial idea was to conduct a social experiment in how masses of users could control and promote news and other content on the Web, without external editorial control. After a very short time, he realized the power of his idea, as digg was becoming a resource for breaking news stories and developed a strong user following. Kevin is also a co-founder of the Internet Television Network Revision3where as a member of the board he provides strategic direction to the"
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