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Want Another Way To Easily Get Dugg?

I’ve written about it before and it still works like a charm. Here’s one of the easiest ways to get your product or service featured on Digg and even on the Diggnation podcast.
So how do you do it?
1. Feature Digg paraphernalia, Kevin Rose, Alex Albrecht, or anyone else from the Digg posse in an advertisement or anywhere on your site.
2. Create a special version of your product/service for Digg.
Examples of Number One
1. Digg shirt spotted in an IBM Ad – 2304 Diggs.
2. GoDaddy Superbowl commercial featuring Kevin and Alex – 2053 Diggs.
3. A picture of Kevin and Alex from the GoDaddy commercial – 4862 Diggs.
4. Inside the Digg offices with Justin.tv – 774 Diggs.
Examples of Number Two
1. Computer Choppers Digg computer case-mod nearly finished – 1568 Diggs.
2. Computer Choppers Digg computer case-mod completed – 4866 Diggs.
3. Debbie Does Cakes: Cake for Diggnation’s 100th episode – 1470 Diggs.
Here are some other ways to accomplish the same goal:
Create A Tool That Augments The Digg Experience
1. Digg API contest finalists – Over 15,000 cumulative Diggs.
2. Brian Shaler’s collection of Digg tools – 919 Diggs.
3. Facebook’s Digg application – 2795 Diggs
Rank or Nominate Digg
1. Ranked #58 on PC World – 2396 Diggs
2. Nominated for CNet’s Webware awards – 1494 Diggs.
There you have it folks. Pandering to Digg in the highest degree and it works.

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5 thoughts on “Want Another Way To Easily Get Dugg?

  1. Nice post. Once again, proving that the best way to get popular on Digg is to talk about Digg itself. The one with the cakes was interesting.

  2. @ Kamal
    I disagree that simply talking about digg gets you popular. The important thing that Mu has shown via this post is that only new, original content about Digg that Digg’s users enjoy will get popular. Any person that covers social news can vouch for this.

  3. Honestly how long can one big story give you strong long-term traffic? I forgot an previous article I read here on how long a submitted story lives on digg. I’d rather focus on Google and Yahoo.

  4. “The important thing that Mu has shown via this post is that only new, original content about Digg that Digg’s users enjoy will get popular. Any person that covers social news can vouch for this.”
    What I got out of the post, is that posts about Digg/Kevin Rose generally get to the front page. New, original tech news that agrees with the majority of Digg’s audience (liberalism, anti-gov, anti-the rich, pro-drugs, etc) will also make it to the front page, granted the links aren’t to spam/affiliate laden pages, or written in poor english (those need to be extra unique/good to make it to the front).
    “Honestly how long can one big story give you strong long-term traffic?”
    Most of Digg’s audience doesn’t click ads, and a majority use things like AdBlock. However, the exposure is what you’re looking for. People will blog about your post/link to it and so forth, which will raise your PR, and this will get you ranked higher in Google.

  5. “Brian Shaler’s collection of Digg tools – 919 Diggs.”
    I did a search on Digg for “Shaler” and tallied up all of the Digg tools in that ‘collection’ (12 stories, 10 of them popular) — 9,250 cumulative Diggs.