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Etiquette for Submitting Stories to Digg

Online marketing information can change quickly This article is 7 years and 280 days old, and the facts and opinions contained in it may be out of date.

I’ve been playing with digg quite a bit lately, and one of the big problems is duplicate story submissions – or power users walking over smaller users by resubmitting the same stories from different sources. In my opinion, it’s only right to give a digg to the person who originally submitted the story – assuming it is the same topic and a reasonable story (I didn’t digg the article that had “AMAZING STORY!!!” in the title today despite it having been submitted an hour earlier than the one I DID digg). So do digg a favor – if you submit a story and SEE those duplicates, don’t say “screw those guys” and submit anyhow. Give a good karmic digg, and keep hunting for another good story. Consider the time as well as the better title – if there’s 5 minutes difference, and the late guy has the better title – I vote that the better title wins. A good title (as all SEO’s know) goes a long ways, but time should generally be the main consideration.

A few digg related links:
Digg Etiquette – DigitalSoap
Social bookmarking etiquette
Digg at Encoclopedia Dramatica

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