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Digg.com

  1. mikicagle profile image94
    mikicagleposted 6 years ago

    I just got deleted from digg.com.  Has this happened to anyone else?  I uploaded my hubs on Thursday and was deleted today, I don't know what I did wrong.

    1. thisisoli profile image60
      thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Digg has rules against excessive self promotion, if you just digged all of your own sites they probably cut you because of that.

      1. mikicagle profile image94
        mikicagleposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yep, I think that's it-I saw the link to digg on the share button at the bottom of my hubs and uploaded them-my mistake

        1. katiem2 profile image61
          katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I'll be more careful of this as I have promoted all my hubs on digg... opps

          Thanks for the heads up... smile

          1. mikicagle profile image94
            mikicagleposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Please learn from my mistake-because unlike baseball where you get 3 strikes, on digg you get 1 strike and you are outta there baby!!

        2. sunforged profile image62
          sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol - you only did it once!

          diggs not really worth your time anyway

          if your promoting your own hubs make sure you also promote other sites (diff domains) so you are acting like a natural member

          1. mikicagle profile image94
            mikicagleposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I have to thank you for some advice you gave someone else about infobarrel.  I joined the site myself and wrote several articles that I could link to my hubs.  I thought I would have a problem putting a different spin on my hubs, but it was actually fun.  I appreciate the time you take helping others.

            1. sunforged profile image62
              sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              smile Im glad its going well for you!

          2. thisisoli profile image60
            thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            heh, mostly useless, Digg made me over $400 in a day on an article once, same with Delicious on a Google Chrome article review. On both occasions it could have been more but my old host shut my website down both times for too much traffic.

            I don't normally advocate using social bookmarking tools, if you write high quality content however it can be a boost.

            I have a friend who owns a pretty big tech news site, he mentioned to me once that social bookmarking is useless until you get enough regular readers who are willing to get you in to the higher ranks every single day, and THEN social bookmarking becomes a powerful way to drive traffic to your site.

            I have to admit that I find that theory to make a huge amount of sense, and if I ever own a site which gets around a thousand people who actually read my articles every single day, I will be putting those social bookmarking tools in plain view, and expect the dividends from them.

            Until that point however they are going to remain on my low priority list.

            1. mikicagle profile image94
              mikicagleposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Uggggg-I obviously just don't get the whole driving traffic to your article, otherwise I would have reached my adsense payout by now.  Maybe I will wake up one day and everything will make sense, right now though I think I will go and get a glass of wine-oh make that WHINE!!!!

              1. katiem2 profile image61
                katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I'm with you... I'm crackin open a bottle of red wine...... sometimes it feels like a tennis match but be in it to win it and adapt right? smile

                1. mikicagle profile image94
                  mikicagleposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  You know, if it was easy everyone would do it.  Something tells me that this is one of the things that I need to stick with, and honestly I can see my writing improving the more I do it.  I've never had a lot of encouragement in my life and usually don't take chances-but writing on hubpages has actually made me feel good about myself and if that's all I ever get out of this experience then it's worth it.

            2. sunforged profile image62
              sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Im happy for your windfall but most social traffic is composed of tire kickers and window shoppers.

              What made up that $400 windfall? what amount of traffic? what affiliate source?

              For adsense I would expect 40-50k views in that day?

              sale based commission?  $6k gross for the day?

              such a case study greatly interests me

              1. thisisoli profile image60
                thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I cant remember the details on the Digg one, the Delicious one was for a Google Chrome article on the day of release, it hit around 4.5 million visitors for that $400 on Adsense, I put this low earning value down to most of the visitors being tech savvy and only being interested in my article, not the adverts.

                I was not expecting much traffic, the site was the one which was penalised for malicious software, so it had been pretty much wiped from Google, so there was no affiliate links (Wish there had been now)

                Unfortunately this was a one day boost, I was with servage at the time and they booted me from the servers after it hit too much traffic, so there was a 24 hour shut down of all my sites.  Just one of the reasons I am moving away from them as a host.

                By the time my site was back up too many people had voted it negative. Still got some sweet do follow links out of it though!

                I could probably pull up some more information if you want, will need to wait till I get a bit of down time and sobriety though!

    2. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I also got booted from digg after using the share button at the foot of the page. I just made up a new user name and email address and rejoined. I've had no problem since with my new name over there, but I do make a point of looking at some other articles each time I visit and giving them a thumbs up or whatever it is you do to say you've read and liked it.

      1. mikicagle profile image94
        mikicagleposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I thought about doing that-maybe I will try it.  Thanks for taking the time to reply!!  I need to check out some of your hubs!!

  2. sunforged profile image62
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    often new users use the same profile pic at both sites , same profile name and only link to one site.

    it becomes quickly obvious that the new user is not community minded

  3. mikicagle profile image94
    mikicagleposted 6 years ago

    Sunforged you are absolutely correct!!  I used the same pic and information.  In my own defense though I plead ignorance and newitis-but can hardly be called not community minded as I am now banned from the site and did not have the opportunity to correct my mistake and become a better community member smile

    oh well-you live and learn

    1. katiem2 profile image61
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I've just gotten into HubPages actively over the past 5 months.  I've been doing well in article marketing and so don't fret move forward and move on each and everyday you'll wake up knowing more and building more realestate!!! smile

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    That Digg button is supposed to be for readers to use, not the writer.

    1. mikicagle profile image94
      mikicagleposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      that make absolute and total sense!!!

      1. katiem2 profile image61
        katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        mikicagle, feeds are the way to go.  Have you read Sunforged hub on RSS FEEDS?  If not head back up this thread and click on his pic going to his hubs and read it, it's one of the most recent ones.... It'll teach you a useful bit of great knowledge.  smile

    2. thisisoli profile image60
      thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately while many readers like to press the digg/stumble/whatever button, not many like to fill out the description, tags, etc.  Therefore it is in a writers best interest to digg/stumble themselves so all the reader has to do s click!

  5. TerryGl profile image61
    TerryGlposted 6 years ago

    See this is where everyone is going wrong with social bookmarking as I have discussed before.

    Chances of your hubpage being number 1 on Digg and getting hundreds of thousands of visitors is just the same as someone plugging the oil leak with their finger.

    If you want a really good link to your hubpage, look for an older Digg post with page rank and leave a comment citing your page. Bang, there is your solid back link and you don't jeopardise losing your account.

    1. netlexis profile image81
      netlexisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Okay, Terry, walk me through this one. How to I have a comment plus cite my page without seeming spammy? And wouldn't that get me kicked off Digg, too?

      1. TerryGl profile image61
        TerryGlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Easy. Here are the steps:

        Open Google Search and go to advanced search.
        In the section "all these words" type in your topic or niche or keyword/s
        At Search in site or domain put in http://digg dot com
        If you have seo quake installed that shows pr then use the pr tab to sort from highest to lowest.
        Start at the top and go through the list leaving very constructive comments.

        I always make my comment and finish with
        Thanks for the Digg
        Terry
        @ http://mydomainname dot com

        Now that's how it is done, your comment is good and is not spammy at all. Only do one or two comments a day and use the high pr comments section.

        What do you think? Can you see the value in this for a good back link? Occasionally, and I mean occasionally, the comment section will be "DoFollow".

        1. sunforged profile image62
          sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          thats more likely a bug in seoquake - can you show us an example of a dofollow digg comment? ..

          i have heard it said that "sponsored diggs" are dofollow though - reg stories are all nofollow

          http://techcrunch.com/2009/09/02/digg-s … snt-trust/

          1. TerryGl profile image61
            TerryGlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Like I said, occasionally you might get a back link and that will be determined by how Digg themselves have trusted both your account and the story line. Very rare but techcrunch said the same thing. And no bug in seo quake, I said it will show the pr.

            Hi Misha, or you could join WeVote and get it done for free.

            http://groups.google.com/group/wevote/topics?pli=1

        2. netlexis profile image81
          netlexisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Makes sense. I'll give it a try. Thanks.

    2. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That costs only $150. But seems to be useless. smile

  6. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    Hi Terri smile

    Probably I can - but nowadays I prefer to pay to professionals. At the end it usually comes out cheaper, if you factor in your own time plus trial and error smile

  7. forlan profile image60
    forlanposted 6 years ago

    I use digg and it is fine

  8. TerryGl profile image61
    TerryGlposted 6 years ago

    Might I just add to my previous post that I beleive truly that nofollow is a myth. I do not believe it at all. I believe any link is a good link and it all depends on the weight of my link.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I mix dofollow with nofollow's all the time and do quite well.

    1. thisisoli profile image60
      thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Terry, if you believe no follow is a myth I suggest you do some research on the websites and technical releases of Google and Bing.

      It would not be my place to correct you on your own earnigns because I don't knwo what you earn tongue

      While I never discount links entirely, and often social bookmark simply incase I get a Digg effect style influx of visitors, they don't really feature so much in any SEO strategy of mine.

      1. TerryGl profile image61
        TerryGlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks mate. Don't worry about me, I do this for a living.

        I agree 100% with Peter. The reason why it is a myth is because marketers don't mix their links with dofollow and nofollow. How big a flag is raised with only dofollow links in your linking profile?

        I mix my links with both types. Yahoo and other search engines do not worry about nofollow and credit such a link.

        I do not get page one rankings just with dofollow links. My point is for a marketer to mix up their links with both do and nofollow.

  9. Peter Hoggan profile image83
    Peter Hogganposted 6 years ago

    It probably makes sense to include nofollow links in your link building activities, after all if you only chase high PR pages, discount every reciprocal and ignore nofollows your link profile will definitely look manufactured rather than natural.

    IMO there is no direct SEO benefit from nofollow links in the sense that they pass PageRank, Google say that they remove nofollows from the overall link graph so if that is true, and there is little reason to doubt it,  a nofollow link serves no purpose other than diverting traffic to your site. That’s one aspect of nofollow links that should not be forgotten especially when thinking about sites like Digg.

    Nofollow came about so that sites that were selling links could do so without fear of penalty, i.e. to prove they were selling advertising rather than PageRank. I think they do make for a much more natural link profile which is probably a good target to aim for.

 
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