To many, Digg is the Holy Grail of social media marketing. If you can find success on Digg, you’ll get tons of traffic, links, and improved online visibility. It’s certainly a great reward, but few who try will be successful. The main reason is because wide-eyed self promoters sign up on Digg without a clue as to how everything really works.
All you need to know about Digg, you can learn from viewing the front page. Here are 7 important lessons I learned from the Digg homepage.
- It starts with the headline- It’s been said time and time again, but it’s worth repeating. If you don’t have a great headline, no one will ever read your content. Look at the Digg homepage; nearly every article that goes hot has a captivating headline. I’m not even interested in half the topics on there, but the headline is so interesting it makes me want to read more.
- Stay current- Stop writing about the same old topics from 5 years ago. If you want to have any chance at being successful on Digg or any other social media site, you have to remain current. Social media users crave the latest information. If you can be the first to break a story, you stand a good chance of being successful. Of course, that can be easier said than done. (more…)