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.
I was trying to submit this hunting video to digg today and was told
“Your URL appears to be redirecting a bit too much for our tastes.”
This is just a normal ASP.NET webpage that uses web parts. ASP.NET does not work like most web programming. They do a lot of things for you. They really like to use 302 redirects to show pages.
Digg has decided that a site using ASP.NET web parts is spam I guess. This site has worked hard to make a video and picture sharing community for people into outdoor sports like hunting and fishing and now their members can’t share things they upload to digg. I think what digg did was try to stop spammers but what they did was block legit websties.
I did a post the other day about how Digg allows you to get past the adult filter on youtube. Somebody submitted it to Digg. I did not get very many diggs but I noticed that I was starting to get traffic from the digg search. If you know some good keywords all you have to do is submit your site to digg and it will show up in their search. Just keep doing that to keep yourself at the top.