Sunday, December 10, 2006

Using Digg.com To Generate Traffic


So I finally hit it big on digg.com, I have been posting there for a while and I would get a few diggs, but nothing like this. First let me give you a little background of what digg is. Basically, digg.com is a site where users can submit their articles/videos about anything from politics to comedy. Once it is submitted users can "digg" them or bury them if they so choose. The site keeps track of all the diggs that you get on your article/video. The more diggs you have the more chance you have of making it on the main "popular stories" part of digg. You see when you first submit the story it goes into a "upcoming stories" section of digg, then once you receive many diggs they upgrade you to the "popular stories" part of digg. Once you make it there you can sit back and watch the traffic jump, it was really amazing.

When my story made it I had over 12,000 hits in one day alone, which is pretty impressive for sites like mine that are still in their infancy and don't have any real page rank. You can see all of my stories that I submitted to digg here and you can see the story that gave me the 12,000 hits here.

The beauty of digg is that the stories are chosen by the viewers and not some editor so everyone has a chance of making it big. So what are you waiting for go
sign up and starting digging, it is a great way to promote your site. Who knows maybe this article will be the next to make it big... hmmm diggers digging a site about digg, I guess it makes sense.


Digg!

8 comments:

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  2. i found your blog through google groups... and i tried out digg and i love it! i won 25 and then 2 credits within my first 5 minutes. i'll definitely be back to your blog to read more

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  3. After reading this post, I realize I under utilize the potential of Digg.com to generate traffic to my blog. Your story is an eye opener to me and indeed very inspiring. Congrats!

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  5. I think the benefit of Digg is the instant effect. It is the only way I can think of of getting instant hits. And then, if the story is any good, you might just make it big.

    Some of the critics of your 12,000 hits post may have a point about not linking directly to the story (so-called blogspam), but when you are just trying to keep a small blog above water, I say go for it, within reason. People can Bury if they don't like it...

    Future-Phobia - be afraid, be very afraid!

    P.S. The comment above mine is pure comment spam.

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  6. Super,i think it`s cool to start with 3-4 visits a day or week and after a few days on digg to get 12000 hits on you page.
    Keep up the good work
    xxx

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