1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

WARNING About Digg (Please Read)

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by aistee, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. aistee

    aistee Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    222
    Home Page:
    I see a lot of people already digging each other. Be very careful that you don't over do it. Follow that 10% rule that is discussed in the course -- i.e. only 10% of your activity should be digging your own content or content of friends. Make sure that you spend some time (90% of your other Diggs in this case) to Digg some other quality content from all over your niche.

    Digg's algorithm will notice if you keep digging the same people and/or the same people keep digging each other. So make sure to BALANCE it out and mix it up.


    ... Now.. if just someone could make a handy litle tool to get around this. Somthing like the Auto Stumbler...
     
  2. ltdraper

    ltdraper Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Home Page:
    If you do the math, you'll figure out that it's impossible for the social sites to mine their data and figure out what the voting rings are. I did a big post on this on my blog last week. As long as you only vote about 50% of the submissions of your friends it's impossible for them to find you other than 1) Randomly tripping over you, or 2) Investigating you specifically based upon some other flags. Reverse engineering the voting rings out of the data is devilishly hard. That's why there are so many sites getting away with openly selling diggs, stumbles, etc.

    Do some research on computation of functional determinants from data. It's order N log N, and we're talking very large values of N here. Just cover yourself with lots of other votes for other stories and act in a natural way and you can cooperate with rings of friends without fear.

    The real mistake is to vote primarily for your friends (on the site's) stories. You've already notified the site that the two of you are friends, so they can look through a lot less data. Rather than shouting through the site, do it through IM/email/another site/etc.

    People get caught because they do stupid things, like run a script for 24 hours voting a story every 5 seconds, or being 1 of 5 votes on a spam story. That will pop you to the top of "most active" and makes it easy to investigate.

    Be careful of the voting ring sites. I'm waiting for the social media site developers to wake up and use something like the social limit script to figure out if people have visited one of those sites based upon their browser history and then targeting those people for a roll up. The fact that none of them are doing that points out to me that they aren't nearly smart enough to attack the functional determinant problem.
     
  3. Brandon

    Brandon Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    I got my last blog banned from digg one time. The site..banned forever from being submitted to digg. All because I dugg nearly every one of my articles everytime i made a new post

    Opps :eek:

    I learned from that though.
     
  4. DrJekyll

    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Messages:
    831
    Likes Received:
    697
    Location:
    1-9 for your Keyword goodluck
    I dugg every digg my friends shouted for weeks,

    I built up fans, then released my first shout, only 14 dugg it for me, pathetic.

    I have not been back on digg since. I probably was doing something wrong. But man was it a lot of time wrapped up in that. I think it would be better now to pay a service to get it on front page.
     
  5. yuppy

    yuppy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    36
    if you get on front page of digg with shared hosting (like many of you all have) your accoutn will be suspended
     
  6. multicolorguru

    multicolorguru Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Hell
    lol only if you got really shitty shared hosting. On one of my shared hosting accounts I got combined traffic of at least 50k a day and never had a problem.
     
  7. ubamba

    ubamba BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2008
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    1
    Can I ask who you are using as your hosting provider?