What is Your Official Digg Policy?

Do you submit your own stories to Digg? Do you ask friends and readers to Digg your stories? Do you display a large Submit to Digg logo on every article? Top bloggers are clarifying their Digg policies… What is your Digg Policy?

First I read the Digg policy at Gizmodo where they decided to display no Digg badges for articles unless they have original content, new reporting, treatment, or photos stating that it is not fair to get dugg for someone else’s work.

This was followed by the Lifehacker Digg Policy to “enjoy Digg traffic with clean noses and clear consciences”. They clarified that Lifehacker editors do not submit their own posts to Digg.com and don’t ask other people to digg Lifehacker posts for them. They also decided to place the big yellow Digg badge on our exclusive, original content.

It is unfortunate that your great story is buried while the same story linked from a top blog gets the Digg – its a nice step that such top blogs have clarified this issue. Your site link promoted to the Digg front page can drive huge traffic to your site. Spamming Digg can easily get your account closed and site blacklisted. Getting Digg traffic to your site the right way and to your great original content is essential to survive in the Digg community and maintain respect amongst your readers.

We all enjoy free Digg traffic and do try hard to keep web servers running, but cheating Digg is a big no-no. If you do get banned by Digg, there are many Digg clones to try out.

Do you display a “Submit to Digg” link on every article? Think again about your Digg Policy.

2 comments on “What is Your Official Digg Policy?

  1. Mary-Ann Horley says:

    Yeah, it’s annoying when a link from a big site gets Digged but the original content doesn’t, but I think Lifehacker etc. are being a bit arrogant. The whole point of Digg is that it is what it’s users consider relevant, not the big players. If they prefer Lifehacker to Joe Ordinary’s random blog, that’s a fact of life. Maybe Lifehacker looks good and the other one is ugly and unusable?

  2. Sankar Anand says:

    After reading this post i understood the etiquette of submitting to digg. i have no policy at all before and i got my site blocked in digg one year ago when i first started blogging and i don’t even know what digg is all about. later my mistakes taught me and so…

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