Digg – A Beginner’s Guide to Digg

This posting is for those who are new to Digg, the King in social media site, or those who wish to know more about Digg and its functions.

Digg is among the top social bookmarking sites around and is known for its popularity and the amount of traffic it brings to a site. Digg is mainly used to submit and promote sensational news, articles, blog postings, videos, images etc which creates some sort of wave among the users. Digg is one of the most used social media sites, and is one of the best social media sites to drive traffic from, if used in the proper way. Digg was started back in 2004 by Kevin Rose, Owen Byrne, Ron Gorodetzky, and Jay Adelson. Many other social media sites today has drawn inspiration from Digg.

The basics of Digg is discovering and sharing content on the internet by submitting links,  and voting and commenting on those links. Basically Digg has two sections.

1) Front Page or Popular Section
Once the stories submitted in Digg acquires some amount of Votes (Diggs) and comments in a particular time frame, it is promoted to the Popular section or the Front page. The stories that appear on the front page of Digg is supposed to get a huge traffic depending upon the nature of the story / Image / Video submitted. The amount of traffic mainly depends upon the time the story spends on the front page. The more time an article stays on the front page, the more the traffic to the site.

2) Upcoming Section
The upcoming sections lists the submissions that are yet to hit the Digg Front page, and is mainly categorized as the Most Recent, Most Digg and Most Comments subsection. Once you are logged into Digg, you would also be able to see the Recommendations section which is classified into Most Recent, Most Matches and  Most Digg subsection. The Recommendation section shows articles based on the behaviour of your profile. There is also the Hot section in the upcoming section, which is displayed on the right navigation, which helps in getting Diggs for that particular articles on the Hot section.

These are the most basic things about Digg, and to remind you – do not use it for spamming purposes. Digg might ban your profile, your IP address or even the particular website that your are submitting. So Digg has to be handled with care.  Apart from this there are many other things which are required to be successful in Digg, which I would blog about in the coming days. Still then get an idea about Digg, and stay tuned for other Digg related articles on this blog. If any one has some queries you can mail me at georgescifo at gmail dot com.

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