Digg has introduced some new features lately that allow you to leverage the site to move more web traffic to your content.
For example, the “Newsroom” feature which further categorizes content along with big business brands and local news for your area improves the functionality of the site and adds a more user friendly feel to it.
Three options to either vote on an article with a “thumbs up, thumbs down, or bury the article” increases interactivity and with the count added to the social media side of experience really proves the level of interaction on a particular submission.
Speaking of submissions, it’s now also easier to submit content to Digg because you can either submit to a topic or a newsroom, the key is though that you have to be “following” a newsroom for the submit option to appear.
To get more website traffic to your content follow these 3 steps:
1. Submit your article to Digg and ensure the proper Newsroom topic relates to the content that you are submitting (this improves post visibility). Use a good image for a thumbnail which will enhance click-through rates.
2. Add the Digg button to your site, blog, and/or web pages. Encourage your website visitors to “Digg” your content by clicking on the Digg button.
*Note: the Digg Digg, LinksAlpha and Sexy Bookmarks plugins/widgets for wordpress work well and are what I am most familiar with there is also a Shareaholic browser plug-in for various browsers.
3. Be social, for all of the Newsroom topics that you decide to follow keep track of who votes to Digg or bury your articles/posts/content. You can also monitor the leaderboards the most active users. Connect with and enage with the people who “Digg” your content, this way when you have new content to post your can notify them and they can notify you.
Keep in mind that Digg awards users that actually read an article before they Digg it so pay attention and by using the information provided above you will be Digging the web traffic that will be coming your way in no time.
What has your success with Digg been, leave me a comment and let me know?
Mark “The Web Traffic Reporter” Brown