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How much would you pay for a Digg?

Posted on 31 May 2008 by Russ

I know that the whole concept behind and other similar social bookmarking sites is that you do not pay people or encourage them to Digg an article. But knowing that the effects of getting on the front page of Digg just makes me wonder. Even the link quality coming from Digg and the possible traffic it can generate begs the question…

How much would it be worth to pay someone to Digg an article you wrote?

Here is how I figure it would help me. Every time I write and article, I make sure to send it over to Digg. Often it will get a few Diggs within a few days and thats it, some of my more popular articles have received several in a few months. The big picture thought, is that every time I write an article I notice a majority of my traffic coming from Digg and I have even received some good comments and subscribers from the site. So, How much is it worth? Could one calculate a CPM or CPC for Digg submissions. Can I coin the phrase “CPD?”

To take is a step further what If I held an ongoing contest for guest bloggers, the person who writes the article that receives the most Diggs in a year gets a thousand dollars? Would there be any issues with this? Would Digg blacklist me or what?

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5 Comments For This Post

  1. TigerTom Says:

    Probably not worth it. I’ve read Digg traffic doesn’t covert. Might get some links out of it, I suppose.

  2. Cistanche Says:

    I wouldn’t pay for a digg! In general, social network traffic are not buyers, they are surfers who are just seeking free entertainment.

  3. j crew hat Says:

    Being a brand new blogger, I would like to tell you which you have given me much knowledge about it. Many for every thing.

  4. LinkMasters4All Says:

    Digging on is a free service, and should remain so. However some newbies may pay up to get their sites dug on This practice should be discouraged.

  5. ReMass Shiatsu Massagesessel Says:

    I wouldn’t pay for a digg because social media should be free and optional…

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