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Digg This Feature on WordPress.com Blogs

One of the consistently most requested add-on features for WordPress.com bloggers has been adding a Digg This style button to their blogs. It’s now here. There are great step-by-step illustrated instructions on the WordPress.com FAQ called “How Do I Digg”, but basically they are: Register with Digg. Publish your post. Search Digg to find if […]

Turning Diggs Into an Audience

In How to Build a ‘Digg Culture’ on your Blog, ProBlogger Darren Rowse may sound like he’s offering another article on “how to get dugg by Digg”, but it is much more important than that game. I’ve talked repeatedly about how important it is to provide your visitors with a reason to return, thus building […]

Digg: The Wisdom of the Crowd Debated

Recently, a WordPress.com blog, Evoling Trends, was smacked with a ton of traffic from Digg and elsewhere. The resulting hulabalu is discussed in Diggs Biggest Flaw Discovered, and while there are a few exagerations, it speaks well of the “wisdom of crowds” mentality that often concerns me with “Web 2.0″ thinking. The bigger problem, however, […]

Blogging With the Best of Digg on WordPress.com

In “WordPress.com Snobbery”, General Disarray brings up their opinion that most of the top blogs cited on Digg are WordPress.com blogs: It’s safe to assume that pages that make it to the Digg front page are sufficiently interesting and well-written to attract a lot of attention from a large, educated and tech-savvy audience. What kind […]

Getting the Most Out of Digg Traffic Explored

Erratic Wisdom’s “5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Digg Traffic” is a good look at how to maximize your website or blog for taking advantage of being “dugg by Digg“. A really important point is brought up in tip number one, but also resounds throughout the rest of the tips: The problem with […]

New Toys for Digg Fans

The popular social bookmarking manager and post popularity contest site, Digg has a few new toys for their fans, part of their effort to really develop a state of the art product. First is a new Digg Cloud, better known as a tag cloud or heat map such as used by many websites for site […]

Digging Into Digg – What’s Behind the Curtain

In a couple of fascinating articles, ZDNet’s Richard MacManus and Alex Bosworth of SourceLabs take us behind the curtain into what makes Digg tick. DIgg.com has shot up from non-existence this year to be a net publishing powerhouse, challenging the longstanding giant Slashdot for the crown of nerd news. The way Digg.com did it doesn’t […]

Adding Del.icio.us, Digg, Technorati and Slashdot Links to Your WordPress Blog

David Breyer’s article on putting Del.icio.us, Digg, Technorati and Slashdot buttons in your WordPress blog is brilliant and a must have if you are going for good SEO page ranking. It also makes it easy for users of Del.icio.us, Technorati, Digg, and Slashdot to add your article to their tag service. BUT…it begs the question: […]

Getting Dug with Digg Can Sting

Tech Recipes’ The Digg Effect: The Top 10 Things Webmasters Should Know is a great look at what you need to know if your blog gets “dugg” by Digg. It compares being dug by Digg with being Slashdotted, though it doesn’t take into account being Washingtonposted with Technorati, but the effect is probably the same. […]

Digg Gets Major Financial Investors

According to Silliconvalley.com, Tagging the news you want to use, the online tagging news site, Digg now has major investors helping to foot the bill. Digg, a new San Francisco Internet start-up, seeks to rank news items by letting people choose which stories they like anywhere on the Web. And it just received $2.8 million […]

Talkdigger – Who is Talking About Your Blog?

Talkdigger is an interesting new blog and link evaluation tool. Enter your blog’s URL at the top of the page and it will chart a list of who is “talking” about your blog from 9 search engines including Bloglines, BlogPulse, Feedster, Technorati, Icerocket, BlogDigger, PubSub, MSN Search, and Google. It even will remember your last […]

Digg Map for Digg Users

Are you a digg user? Rising Concepts has a new Dig Map of Users which highlights presumably digg users on a map of the USA using Google Maps. You can add yourself and then zoom in and see who might be a digg fan right near you. There was something similar for WordPress users, but […]

Blog Exercises: Why We Dig

In the October issue of The Christian Science Monitor, I found this from John Yemma, Monitor Editor: Why we dig, and what we may find Sometimes a portal opens into the world of legend. A stone is rolled away from an Egyptian tomb revealing a 3,300 year old Pharaoh’s power and wealth. A Roman city […]

Blog Exercises: A Link List Post to Dazzle Readers

In blog exercises on making lists and making your lists pretty, we worked on the links, understanding how they work and formatting your styles. In this blog exercise, I want to focus on the content within those links, the real reason people love those link lists. I’d like to cite my friends at Daily Blog […]

Blog Exercises: To Comment or Not to Comment

In the September 20, 2013, issue of the New York Times, an article caught my eye called “No Comments.” It is also available on Umano via mobile app or desktop for a listen. The article by Michael Erard discusses comments on the web, including a long look back at the history of interactivity on the […]

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