My 3 Reasons to Use Sphinn

I can’t imagine search marketers and SEO specialists that haven’t heard about Sphinn yet (it was launched by Danny Sullivan on July 2007) but you know what they say – “never say never”… Any way, since lately I become quite an addict of this social news site, mainly as a source of information about the SEM industry, I feel like a few words won’t hurt no one (maybe even the opposite). These are my 3 reasons to use Sphinn:

1. Stay Up To Date & Diverse
Sphinn allows you to get the latest news from the SEM industry using not a single source but a diversity of sources, including some that aren’t very popular (yet). I don’t know what about you, but if you’re anything like me, I guess you got used to get your SEM reading mainly from one big source, such as search engine land for example. With Shpinn you can get a lot of worthy news items from different sources which is more than just refreshing.

2. Network Yourself
Sphinn community is built on people like you, who are in the business of SEM, SEO, SMO and so on. Visiting Sphinn on a regular basis allows you to get to know important others as well as to get your self known by them. Sphinn users can visit your profile and they’ll probably do that if you sphinn-up their submitted stories or submit an interesting story yourself. Since the users profile include plenty of communicating channels such as email or skipe address, facebook profile, linkedin, twitter and much more you can’t complaint you can’t reach others…

3. Win Traffic (for free)
Assuming you’re not one of those who live by the “time is money” phrase, by participating in Sphinn, especially via submitting news stories you wrote yourself, there’s a big chance you can get some free (and quite targeted) traffic to your blog or business site. Submitted stories at Sphinn can get to the “hot topics” (thus presented at the main page) list even with just a few votes such as a little bit higher than twenty.

 

 

 

Check what others had to say about Sphinn:
Sphinns (Positive)

The social news site every search marketer should be using (SEOmoz)
Confessions of a sphinn vote begging whore (Aim Clear Blog)
How to dominate Sphinn in 4 easy steps (Huomah)
XMCP’s Guide to Frontpaging Sphinn.com (Slightly Shady Seo)
Sphinning Sphinn (Search Engine Guide)
Is Sphinn bad for the industry (Bruce Clay)
Are You the Underdog in Sphinn? (Learning Seo Basics.com)
 

 

Desphinns (Negative)
Goodbye Sphinn (Andy Beard)
Sphinn is basically a popularity contest (Internet Hunger)
Sphinn spammers (Blogstorm)
 

 

3 Responses to My 3 Reasons to Use Sphinn

  1. spostareduro says:

    Thanks for the link love. It was a pleasant surprise.🙂

    Sphinn is an incredible place for SEO/M adn SM education isn’t it? It is difficult for newer ones to receive recognition there, but it is well worth the effort of hanging out, commenting, voting and passing along what they offer as you have done. I try to spot newer people and read what they submit. If it is quality and not some off the wall spam junk, I do my best to support them with a vote. Eventually, it becomes fruitful. *-)

    Good luck here.

  2. seosos says:

    You welcome!
    I’m always a little bit amazed of how cheerful we can get once we have another link to our site. Search engines can be “proud” of the fact that they had created a monster…🙂
    Anyway, I guess I’ll see you around Sphinn!

  3. I’ve found the community more open, than say that of Digg, and as you mention it’s a great resource for staying up to date.

    What I find particularly interesting is the different opinions and discussions on subjects, and getting a broader understanding on topics, where SEO/SEM/Analytics interlink.

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