Neil from Pronet Advertising commented a few days ago about How Not To Get Your URL Banned From Digg. Well that is one article that I felt great reading.
Here are some of the things that the Digg community considers spam:
- Old news
- Repeated stories that keep on getting submitted, such as “iPod Spoof Commercials”.
- Stories that provide basic information such as “How To Increase Your Blog Traffic”. Although many of these types of stories hit the Digg front page, a lot of diggers hate them and are making noise about them by marking them as spam, or even emailing the Digg staff.
- Stories submitted by website owners.
Note the last point!
Since the start of the blog, I’ve emphasised that the best way to get good traffic is to do it the right way – through genuine linking and helping other websites achieve what they want to achieve. Think about it, if YOU set up Digg, would you like bloggers to start submitting every post to you everyday? I’ve even read of programs that does everything automatically! Its utterly disgusting! 😡
There is also another similar story about getting banned on Digg on the MU Life.
The main objective of Digg is to highlight quality articles. Its called a social bookmarking site for a reason. Its for other people to share your content! Website owners are not meant to Digg their own articles. If that were the case, it would be called a “Shameless Self Bookmarking” site.
The only reason why your article should appear on Digg is that your visitors must have found it of extreme quality, and wants to share it with the world. 🙂 Remember! Stop digging your own blogs posts!