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]