Everyone’s up in arms over the new digg. The digg guys have tweaked the algo, and now it’s a different process to promote a piece to go popular. I say different, because in my opinion, it’s not harder or easier. Here’s a funny piece that rings true.
Basically, the algo seems to track voting patterns, and devalues votes from the same group(s) of voters. So…if you have a small, but very consistent digg SOI, you’re going to have problems. Where as in the past, 50 voters that would always vote when you asked was a pretty good resource to get you dugg, now you need to have more sources, and they don’t need to be as consistent.
In the past, many diggers would keep a tight circle of ~100 mutual friends to shout to. Now, they need a bigger SOI to vary the vote sources, and go popular.
So…one technique is to mixx it up, meng! Mixx has turned into somewhat of a refuge for spited diggers. Social bookmarkers that are pissed b/c they’re having problems promoting on digg are turning to mixx, and other sites like it in order to get their fix.
I’ve briefly promoted on Mixx, and it doesn’t drive much traffic. However, it’s a good resource. Mixx allows you to easily directly email your followers – not simply a “shout” but a real, direct email to their inbox. Because the mixxers are pissed at digg, they’re receptive when you ask them to digg a story. Give it a “hey, let’s get this pushed popular on digg” spinn…fight the power – and the power, in this case, is digg.