Don’t SPAM the New Digg. Here’s How! (WP Only)
Like it or not the new Digg, Digg V4, is just around the corner. The Digg team has made enough changes to take the power away from the so called “PowerDiggers” and set a level playing field for all diggers, or so it seems as of now.
I do browse digg content regularly in search for interesting stuff that I might have missed. I usually find good stuff on the front page but the problem arises when I move away from FrontPage to find something good that might have fallen through the cracks, but, looking for interesting content other than the content that hit the FrontPage is like looking for a needle in the haystack.
Adding to the problem, a new feature allows users to submit content through an RSS feed. That means, it will more or less become like Twitter for publisher content. We should expect to see lots of noise and very little interesting and original content.
However, if publishers decided to submit a custom RSS feed the noise can be reduced. It will also help the publishers keep their Digg followers interested in their high-quality content. Here is how you can do it.
Setup Custom RSS Feed
- Create a new category “Digg” (If you are using WP 3.0, configure to hide the category link from the menu)
- Now if you like the published post to be submitted to Digg, list the post under this (“Digg”) category as well.
- Instead of importing the entire site feed into Digg, simply import the “Digg” category feed that can be found at http://sitename.com/categoryname/feed just add “/feed” at the end of the category URL to get the RSS feed of that particular category.
For example http://tnerd.com/category/tech/softwares/feed
Note: Above URL might change depending on your permalink structure.
What do you think, is this a good way of making sure only valued content is published to Digg?
We received a video from one of the diggers (Neal) which talks about the same thing… check it out. I liked the last statement.. “Diggers Don’t Die We Multiply!”