How to become a top 100 Digg user

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Lately it seems like more and more Digg users are trying to be in the [top 100](http://digg.com/topusers). As time goes on it will get harder due to Digg’s phenomenal growth. If you are looking to become a top 100 user here is how one user ([aaaz](http://digg.com/users/aaaz/profile)) did it in 30 days.

###Friends
The more friends you have on Digg, the greater your chances that other diggers will see the stories you submitted. Currently Aaaz has friended [458 users](http://digg.com/users/aaaz/friends/list) and over [600](http://digg.com/users/aaaz/friends/befriended) have friended him. This has caused his submissions to have a higher success rate of making the homepage.
If you want to become a top user the first thing that you may want to do is add friends with similar interests. If you like a user’s submissions, comments, or even diggs, add them as your friend and hopefully they will friend you back. The more friends you add the higher the chances are of getting stories to the homepage.
###Submissions
Although having friends is an important aspect of getting stories onto the homepage, it does not mean you can submit crap and expect your crap to hit the homepage. Aaaz has a fairly high homepage success ratio of 39% because he has submitted a lot of stories from bbc.co.uk, news.yahoo.com, forbes.com, physorg.com, news.com, pcworld.com, cnn.com, and washingtonpost.com. These are all credible news sources that are generally not considered “crap” by Digg users.
If you want to have a high success ratio make sure you submit stories from authority sites like the ones mentioned above. Subscribe to 100s of RSS feeds because this will give you access to hot stories right when they are released.
###Conclusion
Becoming a top 100 Digg user is not too difficult if you add friends and submit good stories. Just look at aaaz, within 30 days he became a top 100 user and within 3 months he has became a top 10 user. If you are willing to spend hours everyday on Digg, you can do the same, but just be careful because it can quickly become a big waste of time. It has drained a lot of aaaz’s time, which is why he has retired from Digg.

Neil Patel
Neil Patel is the co-founder of KISSmetrics, an analytics provider that helps companies make better business decisions. Neil also blogs about marketing and entrepreneurship at... Read Full Bio
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