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Digg Entourage: Whose Got Your Back on Digg

In the world of Social Bookmarking Sites there are two types of friends: your typical, every day friend, and your entourage. Your entourage is that group of friends that makes it a habit to promote you and your sites. Unfortunately, it is difficult to determine who is in your entourage when, in reality, they don’t even have to be your “friend”. So I spent a few hours throwing together the Digg Entourage Tool. By utilizing the fantastic Digg API, we can cycle through the last 25 stories submitted by a user, identify all of the diggs they receive, and organize individuals by their percentage of stories dugg. This is a great way to find and build friends across Digg without doing any hard work. No tags for this...

Digg Cliques: Friends, Fans and Succeeding on Digg

The friend and fan features are the most overlooked by Digg users, despite being the most valuable asset on the site. Friend features help you dig through the clutter to find up-coming stories without sifting and searching. The biggest power users on Digg exemplify how having large, strong networks of friends and fans can make all the difference on Digg. The numbers speak for themselves. Make friends and improve your Digg reputation. Here is a break down of multiple friend metrics for the top 100 Digg Users… Friends in the Top 100: How many Top 100 users on Digg have befriended this top user? Total Friends: How many others has this user befriended? Total Fans: How many others have befriended this user? Fan/Friend Ratio: What is the ratio of fans to...

How to Build Your Digg Reputation

The Digg community values reputation. Even now, after several upgrades and algorithmic changes, it is clear that individuals who use Digg the most (and use all of it’s features, not just voting) are able to get stories to the front page faster, easier, and more consistently than your average Digger. So, how exactly do you build your Digg reputation so that 50% of your stories hit the front page like a user such as DigitalGopher or MrBabyMan? Here are some tips to help you get started. Find, Make and Be Good to Friends: There is no substitute for having good relationships on Digg. By finding like-minded people, befriending them, and digging and commenting on the stories they add which you like, you increase both your participation on Digg, and the...

Why Buy-A-Vote Sites Will and Do Fail

Why don’t they get it? All of the major vote-rigging sites have sold off or are in the process of being sold. A new one pops up, destined to fail and be sold (Buyer beware, there is a reason why such a seemingly profitable venture always gets sold in a couple of months). SpikeTheVote – Sold. UserSubmitter – On The Auction Block. Why is it that all of the buy-a-vote sites fail? And why will they continue to fail? It is actually quite easy to catch and marginalize these sites. Super-History Tracking If you havent seen this yet, then you need to. Using a simple CSS+Javascript hack, it is quite easy for a website to determine your browser history, or at least check to see if you have visited certain sites. Every time you load a page, your...

Website Launch Flowchart

With our roots in the entrepreneurial world, we frequently get involved with clients at the very beginning of both their business and website. To be as helpful as possible, we thought ‘wouldn’t it be nice to have something visual that shows everything we intend to do”. Off we went to our trusty search engines, searching for things like website design, website development and our new favorite ‘website launch’. While there were some fairly straightforward charts for website design, nothing really captured the essence of what we do – take people from nothing to fully functional websites that are capable of generating income. So we put together the website launch flowchart – what we refer to internally as our optimized...