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Why I Like Mixx

Mixx Social Media Bookmarking SiteMixx is a relatively unknown Social Bookmarking site. Ask around and half the people you talk to haven’t used it. The other half either dismiss it or seem to have a wait-and-see approach.

My view? I like it.

What I like:

  • Design – Nice, modern, clean and easy to use
  • Content – Stories are served up that match the tags you specify rather than just those voted up
  • Features – Has all the features you need plus some that Digg could use, such as being able to see who voted you down.
  • Community – As well as making the usual buddy list, Mixx has groups which really should be an obvious thing for social sites when you think about it
  • Calmer – Getting popular takes fewer votes and there are fewer insultingly harsh trolls
  • SEO – Mixx pages seem to rank well, I am sure there is something that can be exploited there

Obviously most people are going to ask how much traffic it sends. On that score it is not brilliant in comparison to Digg or even StumbleUpon, of course not, it is early days, but it does send a bit. It fact for me it has performed better than Reddit and Sphinn, which are sites often recommended in the SMO space.

As I say above, it is easier to get noticed, both with the personalization, groups and fewer votes required to get popular. This could contribute to gaining links from fellow bloggers who are monitoring the site.

What do you think of Mixx? Please share in the comments.

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  1. I’m aware of Mixx, and have checked it out a few times before, but haven’t signed up. Mainly because it’s just one more time consumer, but I know that’s not the way to approach social media.

  2. I’m aware of Mixx, and have checked it out a few times before, but haven’t signed up. Mainly because it’s just one more time consumer, but I know that’s not the way to approach social media.

  3. Yup been using it for a few weeks now. I got involved with it as we covered it on the podcast and we liked it. Nice design and good content and user management. We also liked the fact that you could tailor content to suit you. Great comment system and connecting with like minded ppl. I have also noticed that they jump on the spam pretty quick. Nice. The groups thing is a bonus.

    I mainly registered for an account because I started messing round with shareaholic and one of the services that it supports is Mixx. So I logged in, mainly seeing how it works over time now and seeing what the community is like. So far so good.

    I have added sites to it and then been able to take a look at metrics – it tends to be a bit digg’ish in nature. To be expected, since the “front page” dogma applies. Over time – who knows. The one thing I love about StumbleUpon is the long tail – probably not going to happen with this type of service.

    Still a great service and together dev team that seems to be impressing the VC’s so maybe set to become quite a nice community.

  4. Yup been using it for a few weeks now. I got involved with it as we covered it on the podcast and we liked it. Nice design and good content and user management. We also liked the fact that you could tailor content to suit you. Great comment system and connecting with like minded ppl. I have also noticed that they jump on the spam pretty quick. Nice. The groups thing is a bonus.

    I mainly registered for an account because I started messing round with shareaholic and one of the services that it supports is Mixx. So I logged in, mainly seeing how it works over time now and seeing what the community is like. So far so good.

    I have added sites to it and then been able to take a look at metrics – it tends to be a bit digg’ish in nature. To be expected, since the “front page” dogma applies. Over time – who knows. The one thing I love about StumbleUpon is the long tail – probably not going to happen with this type of service.

    Still a great service and together dev team that seems to be impressing the VC’s so maybe set to become quite a nice community.

  5. Yes, Mixx is good.

    And it is gaining traction already. Feedburner is aware of it, and has added an ‘Add to Mixx’ Feedflare, which I have in turn added to the various ‘share this post’ options at PS3 Attitude.

    I like the clean design mostly, and I think it will definitely go places… but like Dave Gray above, it is a Digg-like system and so the same issues apply.

  6. Yes, Mixx is good.

    And it is gaining traction already. Feedburner is aware of it, and has added an ‘Add to Mixx’ Feedflare, which I have in turn added to the various ‘share this post’ options at PS3 Attitude.

    I like the clean design mostly, and I think it will definitely go places… but like Dave Gray above, it is a Digg-like system and so the same issues apply.

  7. Right now, I’m using Mixx primarily for two reasons:

    1. I enjoy it, and find interesting content there, and also find sharing content easy.

    2. It has phenomenal SERP placement strength at the moment.

  8. Right now, I’m using Mixx primarily for two reasons:

    1. I enjoy it, and find interesting content there, and also find sharing content easy.

    2. It has phenomenal SERP placement strength at the moment.

  9. Like the design and it seems user friendly.

    Still waiting to get a post to hit that popular mark (any idea what that mark is)? :o).

    Not sure how it will perform fo my travel blog/guide, but it is another avenue to explore.

  10. I like it a lot (exept for this http://tinyurl.com/2vdtbh )

    I like the relation and the openess of the creators of the site, it seems to me that they care about our feedback

  11. Like the design and it seems user friendly.

    Still waiting to get a post to hit that popular mark (any idea what that mark is)? :o).

    Not sure how it will perform fo my travel blog/guide, but it is another avenue to explore.

  12. I like it a lot (exept for this http://tinyurl.com/2vdtbh )

    I like the relation and the openess of the creators of the site, it seems to me that they care about our feedback

  13. I’ve tried it, and submitted a few links but have seen negligible traffic from them. Maybe it will increase over time, but since I don’t get hits from them I tend to not remember to post articles on their site.

    I think the Digg model is broken because of the front page problem. We’ll probably see more Stumbleupon clones emerge in 2008.

  14. I’ve tried it, and submitted a few links but have seen negligible traffic from them. Maybe it will increase over time, but since I don’t get hits from them I tend to not remember to post articles on their site.

    I think the Digg model is broken because of the front page problem. We’ll probably see more Stumbleupon clones emerge in 2008.

  15. I’ve been meaning to try it out. I care less and less for Digg, lately. Thanks for the push!

  16. I’ve been meaning to try it out. I care less and less for Digg, lately. Thanks for the push!

  17. I agree with you about the Groups feature, in this way we could build a tighter community among our friends, and filter the information.

  18. I agree with you about the Groups feature, in this way we could build a tighter community among our friends, and filter the information.

  19. That’s a great find. The first I’ve heard of it. So much easier to use than Digg. Something tells me that this could be big. Well, it certainly should be. Thanks, Chris.

  20. That’s a great find. The first I’ve heard of it. So much easier to use than Digg. Something tells me that this could be big. Well, it certainly should be. Thanks, Chris.

  21. i like the fact that your submission doesn’t disappear as soon as it’s submitted.

  22. i like the fact that your submission doesn’t disappear as soon as it’s submitted.

  23. I haven’t seen it yet. I will try it out. Thanks for letting us know about it.

  24. I haven’t seen it yet. I will try it out. Thanks for letting us know about it.

  25. I don’t know that being able to see who voted you down is a good feature (especially not on Digg, given the culture there). I can see it leading to a lot of angry private messages from users with nothing better to do insulting you and demanding to know why you voted their story down.

  26. I don’t know that being able to see who voted you down is a good feature (especially not on Digg, given the culture there). I can see it leading to a lot of angry private messages from users with nothing better to do insulting you and demanding to know why you voted their story down.

  27. I as well like Mixx and would swap Mixx for digg any time. I love the crisp and web 2.0 look, but most of all I love the community that’s more respectful, interested and engaging, as opposed to the digg trolls. Too bad it doesn’t send out to much traffic, it’s pretty decent from that perspective as well too I guess. All in all it’s a great social media service.

  28. I as well like Mixx and would swap Mixx for digg any time. I love the crisp and web 2.0 look, but most of all I love the community that’s more respectful, interested and engaging, as opposed to the digg trolls. Too bad it doesn’t send out to much traffic, it’s pretty decent from that perspective as well too I guess. All in all it’s a great social media service.

  29. love mixx. loved it from the start. my first social bookmarking site, and really cool. simple to use. friendly. don’t know about the pages ranking all that well, and the traffic isn’t too hot, but i think it’s going places.

  30. love mixx. loved it from the start. my first social bookmarking site, and really cool. simple to use. friendly. don’t know about the pages ranking all that well, and the traffic isn’t too hot, but i think it’s going places.

  31. Ah, so many bookmarking sites – the only way to choose between them (because clearly, it’s not possible to cover them all) is to go with a recommendation from a trusted source. Hundreds of us are hustling over to Mixx right now, on the strength of this post!

    In terms of features to differentiate one social bookmarking site from another, however, I’ve got to mention Diigo as my new rising favourite — as an actual online research tool, not particularly for page ranking or community. In fact, so far I haven’t seen much in the way of community there, but that’s probably just my own shrinking-violet style… and what I find most useful is the ability to highlight text or add a sticky note at a particular paragraph on a bookmarked page. That way, it’s easier to remember why I bothered to bookmark in the first place! 😀

  32. Ah, so many bookmarking sites – the only way to choose between them (because clearly, it’s not possible to cover them all) is to go with a recommendation from a trusted source. Hundreds of us are hustling over to Mixx right now, on the strength of this post!

    In terms of features to differentiate one social bookmarking site from another, however, I’ve got to mention Diigo as my new rising favourite — as an actual online research tool, not particularly for page ranking or community. In fact, so far I haven’t seen much in the way of community there, but that’s probably just my own shrinking-violet style… and what I find most useful is the ability to highlight text or add a sticky note at a particular paragraph on a bookmarked page. That way, it’s easier to remember why I bothered to bookmark in the first place! 😀

  33. I love the clean design and easy of submitting. The categories also seem quite broad, and there’s a mix of stories I might not ever see o the same page at Digg.

  34. I love the clean design and easy of submitting. The categories also seem quite broad, and there’s a mix of stories I might not ever see o the same page at Digg.

  35. I like the Mixx mainly because of the good company
    (Hey Jans :D). People actually talk with each other and that’s something I’ve yet to see in any other network (It might have to do with the fact that the comments have a large-font display and you actually notice they exist). Also, I’ve yet to see any bigotry or sexism and that’s a first for me.

    Oh yeah, it ranks amazing in Google, as well as Digg and better than Reddit.

  36. I like the Mixx mainly because of the good company
    (Hey Jans :D). People actually talk with each other and that’s something I’ve yet to see in any other network (It might have to do with the fact that the comments have a large-font display and you actually notice they exist). Also, I’ve yet to see any bigotry or sexism and that’s a first for me.

    Oh yeah, it ranks amazing in Google, as well as Digg and better than Reddit.