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Over the years, Digg has been a huge target for marketers because of its ability to drive exposure to content -- exposure that typically resulted in both traffic and links. But Digg has evolved over the years and doesn't seem to have the same cachet it used to have (at least in my opinion). In our "Discussion of the Week," we want to know: Does Digg have any relevance to you today from a marketing perspective? Is it still capable of driving traffic and links like it did years ago? Or, is it yesterday's news? The floor is open!
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from Jill 1032 Days ago #
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It's not a marketing channel I use. I experimented with it a few times years ago, but it seemed that unless you were or knew a power digger, there was no value.




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from JulieJoyce 1032 Days ago #
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Same as Jill...I've never gotten anything out of it.



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from ajkohn2001 1032 Days ago #
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Nope. I never had a client who met the Digg demographic back in the hey day and now I'd go elsewhere (a lot of elsewheres) before I dug into Digg.



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from hugoguzman 1032 Days ago #
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Maybe back in 2008-2009, but not now. There are likely some tactical opportunities from a targeted advertising perspective, but that's about it.



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from Realicity 1032 Days ago #
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Zip.  Zilch.  Nadda.



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from Sebastian 1032 Days ago #
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I had no idea that this weird thingy is still alive. I thought the last frustrated user has switched off the lights ages ago ...



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from nowsourcing 1031 Days ago #
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I'm probably in the minority here, but that's because I focus on more social than SEO.  Digg is alive and well (not that I agree with many of their new changes).  There is definite value if you know what you're doing.  Digg by and large hates SEOs and believes that everyone uses it to game the system, so one must be mindful to work in support of the community.



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from toddmintz 1031 Days ago #
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Sure...back in the day...but not now.



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from brianmaher 1031 Days ago #
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I'm not so sure digg has anywhere the influence it once had - especially outside of the USA



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from DanThornton1 1031 Days ago #
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I continue to use it fairly regularly, but I've never found any real benefits from it. I tend to find I get far better responses and results from other similar sites, whether it's Reddit, Stumbleupon or others.



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from sweetchild 1028 Days ago #
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Though it drives attention and attraction, it's hard to get the targetted leads and conversions you are expecting and get the concreate benefits even from using/doing it on a regular basis.



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from righthandplan 1028 Days ago #
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I've used digg to get links indexed for [a site] and was surprised to see Diggs from others, as well as direct traffic.

But as a social media conversation starter? No. However, in terms of awareness building and traffic driving, definitely.



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from redleafloans 1024 Days ago #
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Yes, I still use Digg and it's still helping my site to get more exposure. It's definitely a great tool to drive traffic to your site.



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