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Digg to get Your Content In Google

By Edited May 12, 2016 13 25
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Writing content and publishing it to Infobarrel is a great way to start making money online, but if you let Google naturally find your content on Infobarrel it might take a couple weeks before you actually see your stuff in Google's index.

We can do something proactive on our articles to help speed up this process. You will need to register an account at http://www.digg.com in order to do this.

My favorite way to improve how quickly your article is indexed is social bookmarking, but more specifically the site digg.com.

Digg.com is a social bookmarking site, where the users can submit links and their users vote on whether or not they are good. Pages that get voted on a lot, go to their front page and result in hundreds of thousands of visitors to your page in one day. You have to have a pretty good article and some good networking to get on the front page of Digg but it is possible. Fortunately we don't need to get on the front page to still benefit.

Digg is spidered by Google's robots nearly hourly, so if you Digg one of your articles, usually Google will index your page within 24 hours. What does this mean? It means that your article will show up in the search engine much faster which could result in you getting traffic to your content faster, which means more money in your pocket. You may even get some visitors from Digg coming to checkout your article!

So the moral of the story ladies and gentlemen of infobarrel, is to try and Digg each of your articles after posting it to make sure Google places your content in the search engine faster so you can make more money!

I guess I should probably explain how to Digg a website too?

  1. Go to Digg.com and login (once you have registered)
  2. Once logged in, in the top right of the screen you will see 'Submit New' to the left of logout, click this
  3. Enter the URL of your live Infobarrel article you would like to promote (ex: http://www.infobarrel.com/How_To_Tape_A_Hockey_Stick
  4. Next click what type of media your content is: News article, video or image
  5. You will then be asked to fill in a title and a description and to pick a thumbnail. Your title should describe what you are submitting.
  6. Next scroll down and choose a topic. Make sure you pick the most relevant topic to your content.
  7. Scroll down to where it says 'Are You Human?' and enter the characters in the captcha (the image with all the characters) and then click submit story
  8. Digg will ask if what you are submitting is the same as a bunch of other content that has been dugg in the past. Scroll past them all to the bottom and click the button that says 'Totally original, I swear!'
  9. Tadaa, you are done, if you know other users who have Digg accounts you can ask them to digg your article by sending them the URL of your Digg page. (example: http://digg.com/extreme_sports/How_To_Kickflip_Your_Skateboard)

Since Digg is a social bookmarking site, you can add friends as well. Often times friends will Digg each others content just to help out so you may want to consider adding a bunch of friends!


Sep 25, 2008 6:25pm
I didn't realise how valuable Diggs could be...thanks for explaining it so well!
Aug 28, 2009 2:03am
Very useful article. I signed up for a Digg account right away and submitted my articles!
Sep 14, 2009 8:10am
Thanks for the post. I love Digg. What has been amazing though, is my articles have been indexed immediately. :)
Jan 18, 2010 2:16am
Don't you get banned from Digg if you Digg your own articles over and over?
Aug 24, 2011 4:54am
You can only digg your artcile once, if the other users find it interesting they can Digg it as well.
Aug 24, 2011 11:38am
Right. By "over and over," I mean every time you write a new article, you post it on Digg. I know Digg absolutely will not promote writers who constantly Digg their own articles. I have read you end up in the Digg "do not follow" zone if you promote your own articles heavily but do not know how to verify that.
Jan 18, 2010 1:51pm
If you are participating in a site like Digg, it is going to be in your best interest to submit content from all over the web.

You don't want to spam digg with solely your own content. You should try to be a productive member of their community and submit a variety of quality content around the web. If you are submitting a variety of content from all over the web, it is highly unlikely you are going to get banned for submitting your own content, especially if you are writing high quality content.
Feb 11, 2010 2:34pm
I learn something new here everyday! Thank you!
Jun 1, 2010 7:56pm
Thank you so much for this incredibly in-depth information on Digg. I'll definitely be using it.
Jul 21, 2010 8:22pm
This is something everyone should know. Do you know how many diggs you need before you start to see big traffic gains?
Sep 10, 2010 10:24pm
That's what I love about Didd, especially since they did a overhaul on their site, I Digg all my articles immdeiatly after their published here on Info Barrel.
Oct 15, 2010 5:33pm
I've been submitting to Digg for more than a year now. No one ever mention in the SEO articles that I've read about the connection between Digg and Google's indexing spider. Thanks for the info!
Dec 1, 2010 12:08am
What do you think of reddit.com? I do digg. . . .and I hear what you are saying, but with my other site (hubpages) I never see that digg brought me traffic. I guess I shouldn't worry about seeing traffic from digg though, as the search engine spider thing is a good enough reason to digg.
Dec 31, 2010 1:46am
I like Reddit. I read today it's a no follow, but I don't know if that was current because it was an article from a few years ago. But, I do get traffic from Reddit. It's definitely a site that encourages more commenting than posting. There's some great content on their site.
Dec 2, 2010 9:08am
thank you buddy................this is proving a fun site.......the sort of place and people i like to be with:-)
Apr 29, 2011 7:10am
Great article. I've been with Digg for years, and I love it.
Jun 24, 2011 3:41am
Goog article! Do you know if Digg is dofollow?
Aug 24, 2011 4:55am
Digg provides NoFollow links but the exposure and traffc you get from it is tremendous.
Aug 31, 2011 8:57pm
I've always been using Digg.com ever since I started writing... Thanks for reminding us, Admin!
Oct 9, 2011 3:18am
Thanks! Signed up and already submitted links to articles. I did the same for Reddit but it is easier in Digg since there is no limit to how much you can submit and there is no time frame interval to do so.
Oct 17, 2011 6:12am
Thank you, giving it a try now.
Oct 17, 2011 6:55am
Thanks for the great advice. I am headed to Digg now!
Nov 6, 2011 1:54am
I'm defiantly going to be using this, thanks admin!
Nov 21, 2011 1:37am
Wow! so informative. Thanks
Dec 7, 2011 10:21am
I just signed up for Digg moments ago, and then I realized I didn't know what the heck I was doing. Thanks for explaining how Digg works.
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