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Social Media Spam is not for Links


I was reading an article on the front page of Digg today that talked about how people spam social media sites to get more links. This is not true. The real reason is that sites like www.digg.com are search engines themselves. I discovered this one time by having an article in digg that did not get very many diggs but for some reason still to this day gets traffic from digg. What the spammers do is submit tons and tons of pages just so they show up in searches for all kinds of long tail search terms. It also helps to keep doing it so that they show up on upcoming searches. I wish Google was that easy to game. A lot of people don’t realize that digg is an awesome search engine. I use it all the time to find stuff.

[tags]digg, social media, spam, spamming, seo, google, search engine[/tags]

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  • Elliot January 6, 2008, 1:24 am

    Actually, for surprisingly many search terms, a Digg submission (with few diggs) shows up with good ranking in Google itself. I wouldn’t be surprised if many visitors from digg actually come from Google and click through.

  • The Liquidator January 26, 2008, 9:34 pm

    I guess some people spam Digg for the traffic, but the links are a major factor. When you get your digg to a the hot upcoming stories not to mention first page ( which is not hard if you know what you’re doing, even without a friends network) you are automatically get your link into the RSS feed and your digg will be listed in other sites.

    Now, if you added a few keywords on your digg’s title without making it look spammy, your digg may get comments on the sites that subscribed to the feed and your new links will get more link juice for original content.

  • Meer bezoekers March 17, 2008, 8:35 am

    I am from the Netherlands. I have never used digg because it is is not very populair in our country. Maby I should find out more about digg if it is so easy to get traffic.
    Seo in the Netherlands is way more difficult. All the tools.. tips.. and big websites are english. And almost every tool uses google.com (instead of google.nl).

  • mikemathew October 19, 2008, 9:08 pm

    Digg is putting a lot of cash and resources into hiring people who can find algorithmic ways to tackle this stuff. So much so that they self-censored themselves when trying to describe exactly how Digg promotes stuff, because they don’t want spammers using that information against Digg.

  • ogletree October 22, 2008, 3:14 am

    This post was about the people who submit thousands of pages to Digg every day. They have no intention of ever getting on the front page. Also you have to realize just because a lot of people are doing something or some people are doing a lot of some thing does not mean it works. People still do lots of very old school spam techniques that don’t work any more.

  • chronis December 5, 2008, 6:02 am

    According to everyone try to get back link as well as traffic from here .

  • Andrei December 17, 2008, 11:38 am

    Its not only happening here, its happening everywhere.