Archive for the 'Digg' Category

Can you Digg it?

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

I have placed Digg buttons on all my post permalinks. I am hoping that some of the more topical entries will get some traffic benefit from this small change.

Another change that I am considering comes courtesy of Tyler Cruz. He didn’t invent Optimal Title but he brought it to my attention and I think it is a great idea. This plugin puts the post title in front of the blog title. Take a look around and see which high ranking bloggers arrange their titles in this way. There is an SEO benefit.

Subvert… Profit… Repeat as Necessary

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

The Black Opp known as Subvert and Profit admits to having suffered a setback when many of its users had their Digg accounts suspended for misuse.

They are not deterred though, the recent post in their blog states that 70% of its users are back in business with new accounts.

If Disney wasn’t such a bear about copyright, I would have used the picture of Winnie attributing all his troubles to his love of honey. The method that Digg used to find the subversive users is commonly referred to as a Honey Pot.

Dugg: Too Much of a Good Thing

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

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I read a blog post recently by someone that got Dugg to Death after publishing a list of their 100 favourite Wordpress themes.

People who are using Digg and other similar services in an effort to drive traffic can either accept the risk of server overload, or they can prepare for it by appending a string from Coral to the URL that they are submitting for digging. This is a peer to peer type of thing that allows you to access cached content from wherever it might exist on the network.