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Know When Your Stories are Submitted to Digg

October 11th, 2007 posted by · 2 Comments

DiggIncoming traffic is important no matter where it comes from, especially if it comes from

When a reader to your website / blog submits one of your stories to Digg and the process is repeated multiple times thereafter, your site has the potential to see a dramatic increase in traffic.  Getting your story submitted enough times will eventually land you on the front page of Digg (wishful thinking in most cases, but it can happen).

But how do you know when someone submits your story to Digg or not.  For one thing, having a button on your site to enable visitors to do this would be a start.  However, users can also submit a story manually if they think it’s good enough (this is a bit more work by the way).

To find out if your content has been submitted to Digg or not, use the following example for your website.

  1. Go to Digg search.
  2. Type in your domain name in the search box and select “URL Only”.
  3. Select “All Stories”, “Sort Newest First” and hit the Search button.

See the below screen capture to verify you’ve followed the above steps correctly.


If you haven’t already done so, make available a Digg button on your site where visitors can easily submit your content.

Use the code below:

<script type="text/javascript">
  digg_url = 'DIGG_PERMALINK_URL';
<script src="" mce_src="" type="text/javascript"> </script>

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2 Comments so far
  1. Financial Hack MyAvatars 0.2

    The only (legitimate) way to get on the front page of Digg is to write content that captures the attention of readers. While I understand the desire to want to know if you have an article on Digg and if it will make the front page, it is actually detrimental in that it takes time away from producing quality content.

  2. Steve M MyAvatars 0.2

    Yes, from the experience of having an article dugg only a few times I can say that it can give your traffic a fantastic burst. Quality is king though, and you must be able to back it up with more goods to capture those readers over the long term