I’ve never been a big fan of social media sites or forums because it sometimes reminds me of high school all over again.
After a while you get your little band of merry snobby tight cliques running the show there, and if you’re not one of the “in” crowd then you’re gonna get banned, or never voted up, or get posts deleted or accounts banned (yea I know I wrote that twice) etc…
Most of these seo/marketing-related sites are people who are in the Elite echelon of SEO.
The SEOMOZ people, the social media gurus, the people with SEO services trying to be “leaders” in their industry.
People who go to SEO conventions just to hobnob with other Elitists.
People who regurgitate stuff from Matt Cutt’s blog or from Google Webmaster Central, and basically say stuff like,
How the new Google Instant/Caffeine/Mayday/PR update is going to affect SEO, link building etc…
Or regurgitated link bait crap like,
“top 10 link building techniques for 2008,2009, 2010″
In my opinion this is high brow stuff not conducive to realistic “man on the ground with 250 Adsense sites” SEO advice…
Anyhow, Sphinn sucks. I was a member there for about 2 weeks before I got banned for unknown reasons ( their reason was too many unsuccessful login attempts, lol) .
I recently was a sponsor for my buddy Gerald’s Bad-ass Guest blogging contest and they deleted his posts there related to his contest as “trying to game Sphinn”.
And even more recently, they removed the VOTE button form their site, making it even MORE of a cherry-picking editorialized clique-run snobbish community.
<<<< Here’s a double flip off to Sphinn from Gerald and me.
KEEP your fluff SEO advice and clique-ish voting methods and banning practices.
SERPD might not be any different from Sphinn in regards to what the Elitists are posting, ie. more social media info, Cutts updates, proposed algo changes etc… but at least it’s not run by trigger happy, ban-crazy Sphinn moderators.
And yes, for you link building junkies, it’s a Dofollow social media site.
If you register here and submit stories and URLs, make sure its not crap content, as I can’t promise you, nor should I have to…that you won’t get banned for submitting crap.