Want to get to get Dugg in Digg?
Aside from the usual advice of making sure you have very interesting and viral content and of course the title to capture people’s attention (your content might be great but with a boring title no one will even give it a shot) here are some tips I’ve rehashed from Dave Naffziger post “Maximizing the Likelihood of Getting Dugg”. It may be more than a year old but his advice is really sound. So here’s what he said you should do.
Submit your story during the weekend. Tuesdays and Wednesdays get the most number of story submissions but Saturday and Sunday are the best days to submit a story. If possible submit Sunday afternoon to night because that is when most stories are Dugg. Note though that this only works for timeless pieces, which means stories that will be interesting regardless of when you post them. For news stories you really have to be fast and be the first to post it on Digg. So disregard the time/day tip for such stories.
Submit tech and geek stories. Apparently Digg is populated with people interested in tech stuff so between a movie story and tech news choose to post the tech news. Of course you can always post both. Since Naffziger’s post is more than a year old I don’t think the data is the right one to use now especially when it comes to the economy and finance stories. I’m pretty sure more people are paying attention to and Digging such stories. What this tip simply means is that you should follow trends so that you can post more of the kind of stories that are popular.