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How to Know When A Post from Your Blog is Submitted to Digg

Posted By Darren Rowse 5th of October 2007 Social Media 0 Comments

Amit has a great tip to help you keep on top of whether a post from your blog might have been submitted by one of your readers on Digg.

It basically entails searching for your URL on Digg and then subscribing to the RSS feed of that search. Sometimes it’s the simplest tips that are the best ones.

Why would you want to know if your post has been submitted? Well for starters it’s interesting to know what your readers think is Diggable – but it can also help you to give the Digging a little extra help by adding a digg button or link to the Digg page in question so that your readers can give it a kick along.

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Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  1. I’m still trying to figure out the fine art of Stumbled Upon. I have accounts in Digg and SU but I find it hard to find the time to figure it all out. I blog when I can….so I don’t have a full day to figure all these things out.

    I’ve had a couple of my posts SU but don’t think I’ve had one on Digg yet…other than trying it out and putting a couple of my posts myself on Digg…that’s didn’t seem to do anything.

  2. I find the digg plugin works well and gives people a chance to digg what they want on my site. I really don’t get that many diggs however but find that maybe the things I write about aren’t geared toward a digg. Generally it’s all about coming out with something that really hasn’t been done or discovered yet and even then you may not get the diggs you were hoping for. To get dugg sometimes you have to do something profound to get peoples attention. I think videos are the best way to do this because people like watching videos and seeing what odd or cool things that a person does. I mean, when I first come to your site the thing that I go to from the get go is your video. It’s because the title is correct and appealing and because it’s because the way you talk is as you are talking to me. These are the kind of things that are especially Digg worthy but don’t quite get dugg as much as they should maybe.

  3. I am done with Digg. I just think it is not worth the time to try and get in the front page especially if your blog is only a couple months old.

  4. This is a great tip – I just wish I hadn’t submitted so many pages to digg when first starting my site (really all crap content) – and now more people would be more likely to digg if something does get submitted…

  5. This tip will save me valuable time as I do check out digg on occasion to see if any of my blogs have been submitted.

    I added the digg button and agree about the advice of why not make things easier for everyone.

    Max at

  6. Bad part about this is Digg search sucks and is sometimes out of date. It is getting better, but nowhere near as good as it could be.

  7. I put together a screencast tutorial on this subject a while back which you can find below:

    This is a great feed to add into something like Netvibes so you can get a good visual on what’s submitted to Digg while still monitoring your other feeds throughout the day.

  8. I use the condensed box for digg on my site and have been using the tactic you mentioned for a while on a few sites. Its extremely helpful if you manage multiple sites through social networking.

  9. Yeah ! it is good to find out how much stories have been buried from your url .

  10. Well, thanks for the tip! It may not be very useful for me atm, but when my blog grows, it can be. I subscribed to my search-feed!

  11. I’ve pretty much stopped worrying about digg altogether, I don’t even submit my posts there anymore. Not because I don’t like the site, but because I realized it’s moreso a luck of the draw kinda thing when it comes to getting on the front page.

    I’d rather my readers submit something than me endlessly trying to promote myself there.

    I think I read a post on this site a while back that was about “focusing more on building a better blog”….its good advice.

  12. Yeah ! it is good to find out how much stories have been buried from your url .

  13. Great tip, Darren, thanks for that. I’m going to check it out now. :)

  14. I have installed on my site and the Firefox add-on for it – when I see a crap-ton of live visitors on my site (via the add-on that sits in the status bar), I can then check the real stats and see where they are coming from.

  15. The simplest tips that are the best ones

  16. I like this Yahoo Pipe much better:

    Searchs Digg and Reddit, and tells you the number of votes.

    Great for a sidebar widget or a Netvibes/iGoogle module.

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