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Don’t hold back Rebecca. Say what ya’ REALLY feel. From SEOMOZ Blog.
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from seanmag 2486 Days ago #
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AimClear - I think if you entitled this "Rebecca Kelly’s Dirty Runderwear For Sale", you’d have a winner.

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from JohnWeb 2486 Days ago #
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There are few things I care less about than Digg, but the article is well worth the visit if not just for the "Men Who Look Like Old Lesbians" link.  Funny.

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from ViperChill 2485 Days ago #
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Sorry to be unprofessional here but all this complaining about Digg’s algorithm doesn’t make much sense to me.Disclaimer: No I’m not a digg power user, have a client that has been on the homepage over 40 times and have hit the homepage 30+ times with my own profileArgument 1: Takes too many Digg’s for the top usersSo its taking 100-200+ diggs, and? They are still making the homepage a lot of the time, I think that it’s obviously pissing off the power users because they want more stories to add to their count but it would piss off many more users if there was 3 people on the homepage every dayArgument 2: New users can’t actually hit the homepageRUBBISH. I had to start a new account due to login issues (have a new IP). 3 of the last 5 stories I submitted made the homepage. Argument 3: Digg isn’t listening to it’s usersThat’s correct, and something I’ve complained about myself but I certainly don’t think the algorithm sucks.This is just my opinion, I know Muhammad, Reg (maybe even Tamar) will disagree with me here but it’s all my personal experience.

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from iBrian 2485 Days ago #
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The curious observation is that it seems to be SMO people who seem to be complaining the most about this. I guess that means Digg is achieving its objective of reducing manipulation?

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from ViperChill 2485 Days ago #
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iBrian: Yep, pretty much :)

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from tamar 2485 Days ago #
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Glen, to be fair, it’s easy because you’re well-networked (and still a new user) for now, but wait until the algo starts penalizing you.I mean, seriously, you sent me a story to Digg via Stumble!  Of course you’re hitting the front page.

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from ViperChill 2485 Days ago #
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I am well-networked...BUT (big but), not one story that made the homepage did I ask for a digg (check who dugg them). They took around 40-50 digg’s, I had about 5 mutual friends on the account at this time (now a lot more due to hitting the homepage).Obviously its partly because I understand how the site works, the articles were from:MattCutts.com (no idea how it made it, all the comments were negative)AutoBlog.com (on the homepage a lot)TorrentFreak (on the homepage for nearly every post)The point I make is (feel free to correct me if im wrong), Rebecca is criticising the algorithm because her picture didn’t make it? As you know the algorithm requires votes from a number of users (not just friends) but not just people who are digging in a certain category or just digging anything for example.Don’t get me wrong, I think Rebecca is great, I chat to her via Facebook as is the same for you Tamar. I just think theres too much against what’s going on with their changes in regards to the algorithm that is negative. You can see how happy the digg users were (not that I agree with it) when TDD started complaining about it taking more digg’s to make the homepage.I’ll send you an email :)

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from aimClear 2485 Days ago #
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@seanmag. Actually I considered it, but her title was great.

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from DoshDosh 2484 Days ago #
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No I’m not a digg power user, have a client that has been on the homepage over 40 times and have hit the homepage 30+ times with my own profileJust out of curiousity...Which account is that? I only know the two accounts you have. PM me :) I mean, seriously, you sent me a story to Digg via Stumble!  Of course you’re hitting the front page.I don’t think this is a good way to get votes... first of all, if you send a digg page via SU..you’re submitting it to SU’s index. Your friends will be pushed this page when they press stumble and I hate landing on story submission pages. Just my POV. Use IM or email if you have to solicit votes.

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