Digg.com is a social news service that is among the most popular websites in the world. According to Compete.com, the website receives more than 1.3 million visitors per month at the time of writing. Digg can be an excellent website through which to promote a business, as popular links are displayed on the website’s front page, exposing them to Digg’s large audience. Create a link to your website on Digg and promote it by notifying as many people as possible and encouraging them to vote the link up.
Navigate in your browser to Digg.com. If you don’t already have a Digg account, click the “Join” button at the top of the screen and enter your email address as well as your preferred user name and password. If you have an account, click the “Login” button at the top of the page and provide your account credentials. After you log in to your account, the screen displays the current top stories on Digg.
Click the “Submit Link” button. This displays a pop-up window with the title “Submit a Story.”
Type the URL of the link you want to promote in the “Submit a Story to Digg” field at the top of the window and click the “Check URL” button. Digg automatically fetches the title of the page and displays a selection of thumbnail images.
Edit the title of the page if desired.
Click the arrows below the thumbnail image to cycle between the images found on the URL you entered.
Use the “Description” field to provide a few sentences about the link you are promoting. Avoid using overly promotional language, but make sure that your description will entice users to click.
Click a button such as “Technology” or “Business” at the bottom of the window to categorize the link.
Click the “Post Story” button to post the link on Digg.
Place a Digg button on the page you are promoting. Digg provides the necessary source code that you can paste into the page, allowing readers to digg the link directly from your website rather than visiting Digg.com.
Leverage your social media contacts on other services such as Facebook and Twitter to get more Diggs. Encourage your friends to visit and Digg the page.
Contact influential bloggers within your niche and tell them about the link you are promoting. The bloggers that enjoy your link and post it on their websites can potentially bring thousands of visitors to your website, many of whom may click the Digg button.
Submit press releases about your link. Many agencies syndicate press releases to major online publications. This increases the number of inbound links pointing to your website, which can improve its performance in search engines.