Thursday, 18 August 2011

Can You Dig It?

Upon much shouting in my general direction, I've now got a Reddit account, and a Digg account, but I don't really know what to do with them. I've added buttons for people to Reddit this stuff, or Diggit it (which also include links for sharing on Twitter and Facebook (hint hint)). Is that all I have to do? Do I have to let Digg and Reddit know this is my website, or do I just have to click some buttons?

With SU it seemed pretty simple. I just submit my site and other people do too, and then people press a lovely button that allows them to Stumble and randomly end up here, it has happened I've seen my referral stats lol. Anyway, it seems slightly different with these guys. These guys don't have something like that, so I can't really understand how they can increase traffic that much, but hey, I'll take even just one more visitor a day.

Like I said in my sidebar yesterday was a pretty good success. I got some new followers, a good amount of pageviews, and for once even broke my quota. I'm not sure if going in to what my quota is could breach some terms of service so I'd better play it safe. But suffice to say, yesterday was a pretty good day for me, and my little chair by the fireplace in the internet.

One last note on Reddit and Digg, is it pretty much the same as SU, but just that I need an account to be able to submit stuff to them? Although that is true for SU too actually...so basically, can someone explain Reddit or Digg to me, and possibly click on the little buttons you can now find under the globe to your right? At least one person said they would do it lol.

Also yes, I'm aware that yes I kind of copped out again without a real update. Eh, I have some good ones coming up, really I do!

37 comments:

  1. one serious question: Will joining Reddit and Digg help me popularize my blog?

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  2. @Linux and Life Honestly I have no real idea, but people seem to think it will help me get some traffic, so I did it.

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  3. clicked the Reddit link for you, like I said I would!

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  4. I might have to do the same, thanks for sharing!

    Definitely following!

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  5. @Timothy Bowen LOL Thanks, and thanks to everyone else who does it too!

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  6. I've only just figured out how to tag! I really need to figure out this sharing stuff... Thanks

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  7. also, the big difference between dig, stumbleupon and reddit is, that reddit has TONS of loyal users. Play around on there for a while. Find out what a subreddit is, and find some that you like. You'll find it's very addictive.

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  8. I totally stumbled your blog bro. You deserve it

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  9. mhh...yup, traffic is important.

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  10. I'm so lost when it comes to it. Though I did get a big jump in views when I used it.

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  11. Reddit and Digg are different beasts than SU. With SU, random people visit your blog, and the likelihood of "stumbles" onto your blog is determined but upvotes/reviews. With reddit or digg, you submit the url of your blog or post to a specific category. Depending how many upvotes it gets, the more people will see it. The big difference here is people will choose to read your blog, and not randomly happen upon it. Also, I find in my own experience that getting people from digg or reddit to view your blog is much easier than getting a stumble almost at random.

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  12. @ShawThank you for the big explanation ^^ I agree with you on what you said, if people choose to come here, like they do with digg and reddit, then they are more likely to stick around.

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  13. I'm thinking about doing the same.

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  14. I never really use any of those sites. They just aren't the kind of things I go about using every day.

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  15. Hm, don't see the Reddit button etc. :/
    But now that you joined you can upvote my posts as well ;D so welcome in the community

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  16. maybe i should do that, too

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  17. @NeonShould be on the sidebar to the right, and I have (another) nifty addon for Chrome that lets me just post things on reddit or digg through a button on the browser. But yeah, should be to the right, and yeah I'll reddit and whatnot you too ^^

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  18. Hmmm, this seems like a good idea. Thanks for the share.

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  19. I think i am gonna try reddit too.

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  20. Never really tryed reddit, might be the right time.

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  21. The title of this made me want to watch Black Dynamite again?

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  22. I often think i should join too, but then i don't because i think of how much time i would spend in them :)

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  23. Reddit isnt blocked by my university like a lot of the sites I would like to go to so use it a bit when meant to be researching stuff.

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  24. @JDC Back when I was in college, me and a few friends had our own forum. Needless to say it really killed our studying.

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  25. I just registered to reddit but how to use it to get more traffic to my blog?

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  26. I had few people come to me from reddit and SU, but nothing major so far.
    How did you manage to put those buttons to the side of your blog? I was only able to put them inside my post.

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  27. And yeah, I don't see the reddit/dig buttons either.. not sure why.
    I can see "Share Me On Reddit, Digg, Facebook, Or Twitter.", but there's nothing below it.

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  28. @Linux and Life Well I added the "Add This" widget to my blog and made it have a reddit button, and then just click that button on your own post (and ask others to do it too) or get the addthis addon if you are on chrome and use that to submit the sites to reddit. That should, I say should, do it.

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  29. @Bob Just answered this question on another comment. Personally I wish I could put it on the posts, that'd be easier really. It sometimes happens to me that even I can't see them. I think you just have to refresh the page a few times lol. I've had some problems with widgets lately, maybe I should try and find it on a third party site.

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  30. seriously? huh, gonna try it out one of these days

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  31. I have that SU toolbar too but else... I only see that SU badge, which should be the whole blog, maybe a single post but still I don't see a Reddit and Digg button on your posts.
    You can add them to every single post (in your HTML code of your site) automatically. If you wanna see how it looks, go to my blog :P

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  32. @NeonI go to your blog every time you update :P I'll see what I can do, but in the morning, it's 2am, and sadly I'm not having my dinner at this time like I used to, but must consider sleep.

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