Forbes just wrote about my SITE! :)

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Hey everyone! Just thought I'd come by and share a little success story that made me happy

Me and my company were just featured on 2 articles on Forbes...and even though the article isn't quite loving us its still pretty cool to be on Forbes.

Here's the articles:

$240 To Place Story On Digg Front Page: One Marketing Firm

and...

Digg Manipulator RasiFranks Responds - Elizabeth Woyke - Mobilized - Forbes

We recently launched the site about a month or 2 ago and to get to this level so quickly just shows IM is very easily done. Not to mention we're still climbing exceptionally.

Thanks for checkin' it out everyone!
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  • Profile picture of the author LindseyRainwater
    Soooo . . . does that woman have something against capitalism? There was a demand, you filled it.

    Sometimes it's a little irksome to see things splayed across the front page of sites like that that you know someone payed for . . . but at the same time, if your content wasn't there, someone else's would be.

    It seems like she just wanted to be indignant about something. (And do her irate readers REALLY understand what's going on? Or are they just mad because they can't take advantage of a service like this?)

    Good job on the recognition anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author RasiFranks
      Yeah it did seem like she was a bit upset about it. I mean "Digg Manipulator" doesn't really put forth good connotations but oh well you're probably right about the readers not knowing what shes even talking about or just not taking advantage.

      Like I said in the quote its not like we have total control over the site and its not like we promote spam content anyways. We just give good content a little bit of an edge so its not unethical as shes trying to make it be.

      But thanks for the "good job"
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  • Profile picture of the author bryce84
    Wow, that is awesome to be featured on Forbes! Not to mention so quickly, congrats. That something to party about, even if that lady was hating on you a bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author XtremXpert
    The article isn't quite loving your service but the comments she posted are somehow PRO you.
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    That's a big complement, congratulations .
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  • Profile picture of the author CrhisD
    Originally Posted by RasiFranks View Post

    Hey everyone! Just thought I'd come by and share a little success story that made me happy

    Me and my company were just featured on 2 articles on Forbes...and even though the article isn't quite loving us its still pretty cool to be on Forbes.
    Indeed. What's the effect on your traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Bray
    Originally Posted by RasiFranks View Post


    Me and my company were just featured on 2 articles on Forbes...and even though the article isn't quite loving us its still pretty cool to be on Forbes.
    It's a pity Elizabeth Woyke didn't make more of
    the relationship between Digg, Reddit,
    StumbleUpon, and Delicious, and making
    sales.


    But otherwise it's a pretty cool advertisement
    for your service.

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  • Profile picture of the author RasiFranks
    Thanks everyone! Yeah I know it didn't sound like she loved us but o well she still told everyone about what we do. Free marketing and on Forbes.com not bad...

    The traffic wasn't THAT great :/ but it was free haha

    Just cool to see yourself quoted on Forbes...Thanks again everyone.
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    happy for your happiness
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  • Profile picture of the author BlondieWrites
    That's pretty cool, even if she didn't get it. Congrats on being featured!


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  • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
    Well done, that's pretty cool

    Yep, is a pitty that she didn't get it. I especially liked this bit:

    "The idea of exploiting social media sites for online traffic and money outraged quite a few people"

    Because no company every uses Twitter or Facebook to get traffic and money do they :rolleyes:

    LOL. Definitely a silly thing for her to say.

    This is the internet, and there are much bigger firms which charge much more than you do to get good Digg/Reddit/etc placements via viral campaigns. Yours definitely sounds a good service. Congrats on the free media
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  • Profile picture of the author helenaldin
    In the IM world, if you aren't making someone upset, you arent' doing anything.

    Its like Dan Kennedy says, "If everyone's your customer, no one's your customer."

    Great job on the recognition, though!
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  • Profile picture of the author AnneE
    Nice job. I added my profile about what I'm trying to promote currently and a comment explaining my perspective on your services to the orginal work.

    In terms of why the traffic boost was low, most Forbes readers aren't your potential customers (as Warriors are). But you also can't know for sure what domino affect it can have. Someone else reads the story, thinks the discussion is interesting and contacts you and they choose to include a quote by you.... and so on.

    And, as said above, all publicity is good publicity.
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  • "I would rather be talked about, than not talked about" - Anon ??
    Anyway, like said above, there is no bad publicity.

    Congrats
    Next time, make a feature with Forbes on your home page
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterDunin
    Congrats my friend keep up the good work!
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  • Profile picture of the author speedbird
    Congrats for being featured on forbes
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  • Profile picture of the author redcell1
    at least you can claim your on forbes

    thats bragging rights in itself
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    Just here to see the shenanigans.

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  • Profile picture of the author silvercap
    Dofollow from forbes. Congrats ;-))
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  • Profile picture of the author QuinNguyen
    Very nice, prepare to get nice amount of traffic!
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    • Profile picture of the author donhx
      You now should put a "featured on Forbes.com" banner on your site! Lemons into lemonade.
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