Digg It

Do you know about Digg? It’s basically the number one traffic machine of the internet. It’s a collection of user-submitted links that get voted up or down by users, and hitting the front page means hundreds of thousands of eyeballs as well as tons of new backlinks (important for search engine optimization) to your website. Hitting the front page is no easy feat, but even if you don’t make it to page one you can still benefit from the traffic of Digg’s large user base.The first step is to sign up for an account. Do that by visiting Digg.com and clicking on the “connect with Facebook” button in the top left corner.
Due to some upcoming changes on Digg that will look at your overall “social footprint” to determine your influence, I strongly suggest connecting with your Facebook account. This also makes it easy to find more friends and therefore distribute more links. So go ahead and allow Digg to add your Facebook friends as friends (don’t worry, it won’t spam your friends who are not on Digg). After your account is ready to go, start Digging your blog posts! Yes, you are allowed to do this and in fact you should be. After you’re logged in, click on “submit new” at the top of the site and choose whether you’re submitting a new story (blog post), image, or video. Next put in your headline and description. Remember your goal is to get people interested enough to click! So make these juicy and compelling. Take the time to submit three articles to Digg, then see what happens!
Need more actionable advice?
Get your FREE weekly marketing “to-do” list
straight to your inbox every Wednesday:
About Laura Roeder

Laura Roeder is a social media marketing expert who gives businesses of all sizes the tools they need to make their mark on the web. She is the creator of the social media scheduling software Edgar, as well as social media marketing web courses like Creating Fame and Social Brilliant.

Comments

  1. Hi Laura,

    Thanks for the reminder about social bookmarking sites. We’re working on expanding our reach on sites like Digg, Tumblr, etc., but I appreciate the quick tip.

  2. DAMN IT!!!

    I signed up for Digg without using “Facebook Connect”!!!

    That’s ok though. Know I know to share your awesome advice with everyone else I talk to about registering for this site as well as any of the other top dog sites I can trust not to spam the heck out of my peeps.

    Thank you Laura for sharing the wealth!