Earlier? I posted a Digg story from this site which received 45 Diggs within 30 minutes. I was kind of shocked since the post was old news. The post that caught the attention had been continually bumped back for other posts I wanted to release first. A couple hours after this I noticed a comment on my story and a new Digg story by that person was started accusing me of buying Diggs.? I poked around through some of those users that dugg that post to find most of them had an identical Digg history and contained simularities with not just my post, but with a few others as well.
- Why would someone buy Diggs and no comments to go with them? It seems like a pretty obvious equation that front page stories are the ones that are also being talked about.
- Why buy Diggs on an article that is old news when there are better articles I could have done this with weeks ago or even with one of the several new articles I’m writing.
- Does anyone expect to make the front page on speculation of old information with only 30-40 Diggs? Why would I or anyone else try to “buy” in such a small quantity when the resulting hits could be bought through PPC ads or text link ads for better results?
- Buying Diggs? theoretically is? really a waste of money. Problogger just commented on this in early July. Judging by his advice if myself or anyone else were to put money into social book marking it would be smarter to use stumble upon. Darren posted? his reasoning here: Why StumbleUpon Sends More Traffic Than Digg. How much would buying Diggs cost cost anyways? I don’t imagine its cheep. I could buy page views in a similar manner VIA .05 cents per view from stumble upon itself. Not to mention theres about 10 other ways to spend that money on marketing tactics that went directly to my site.
Does anyone really think anymore before they pull the trigger? The only reason why I’m getting any PR from this whole thing is because of the followup? digg that accused me of buying diggs. Otherwise I probably would have only gotten about 100 hits and it would have died. Hardly enough to warent the purchase of marketing in this way. I dont buy diggs and never will. But the way society works…guilty until proven innocent.
Looking a bit further into this…
At the time of writing this, 70% of the diggers that appear to be spammers have also consistently dugg these stories:
- Wireless_is_cool_again_Belkin_N1_Vision_200_aux_display_easy_setup – 671 Diggs
- An_idiot_is_a_genius_pic – 63 Diggs
A few other accounts also share similar Digging patterns for other stories – These, along with my post were the three most common ones. How accurate is Digg if users can find ways to spam their favorite stories?
Unless this was someone’s idea of an experiment or a way to sabotage this site and my Digg usage, its actually generated an increase in traffic and subscribers -? and its not from my original post. So if it is sabotage, its working against whoever started it. My goal on this site is to store/log a emporium of ideas and share some insight of those ideas with the community within this niche. I know I have helped a few people out with tips and advice already and I’m really glad they’re getting something out of it.
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