Buried The Digg Integrator Plugin

by derek on April 28, 2007 · 8 comments

In an effort to experiment with this site, I’ve added tools or plugins to test the ability to earn a few dollars or try and help increase traffic to the site. As I mentioned yesterday, Kontera has been removed from this site as it just wasn’t showing any results.
About two weeks, I had installed the digg Integrator plugin on this site as an experiment to see if it would result in any posts being dugg.
As you can likely imagine based on the fact that the digg button is no longer visible at the top of every post, I did not see any increase in diggs so I have opted to deactivate the plugin. Obviously the key to being dugg is writing outstanding content (which may be up for debate here) but I thought the plugin might entice people to submit a post more often.
After reading an article over at Pronet Advertising about how the digg button gets you buried, I had the confirmation that I needed to know that deactivating the plugin was the right thing to do.
Do you agree that removing the digg Integrator plugin was the best choice?

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Everyday Weekender May 1, 2007 at 6:53 pm

I too removed the Kontera.. it was useless.. and I have been debating about the digg button.. but maybe my site isn’t appropriate for digg


derek May 1, 2007 at 10:57 pm

Yeah, I really didn’t see any of my content being suited for digg and to be honest, I’ve been less enchanted with even following digg much lately so I decided to remove it.
I’ve still got the link at the bottom of each post but that blends well with the other social sites so I plan on leaving that one for the time being.


Staska May 5, 2007 at 4:26 pm

Yep. I may have felt this way. Until I found this WP plugin:
It lets me add “Digg this” button on any post I deem worth it. And in any place I like.
I’ve already got at least 3 posts to Digg FP mainly due to this plugin ( I think).


derek May 6, 2007 at 1:55 am

That might be a better solution as the digg Integrator was displaying on every post.
For the time being I plan on just sticking with the text link in the social networking plugin list at the end of each post.


Saman Sadeghi May 6, 2007 at 10:57 pm

I removed my Digg button for the same reason. I run the Share This plugin now – although I don’t know it anyone actually uses it . . .


derek May 6, 2007 at 11:33 pm

I think that is the best approach. Rather than try to force the social networking options on the reader, use more subtle links at the end of the post and let the readers make the decision if it is worth promoting.


Simon@how to make quick money August 23, 2008 at 9:46 pm

The truth of it is that only a small percentage of all the post you ever write will even have a chance at doing well on Digg, and even then you will still need a bit of luck or a vote or two from top users. Social media buttons on every post is a waste of your time.


Ben@Make Money Online March 7, 2009 at 10:41 pm

Very useful stuff here. I am researching content for an article. Bookmarked, will be back.


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