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The 100% guaranteed way to get a front page story on Digg!

This is not a joke. This really works…

The 100% guaranteed way to get your story promoted to Digg’s front page (assuring you of 1,000s of visitors in a few hours and the wonderful prospect of server overload) is…

Get Kevin Rose to submit it for you.

Yes, it’s really THAT simple.

You see, Kevin is the 100% man. His submits never fail to make it to the front page. Indeed, in the last 365 days he has submitted 145 stories and EVERY SINGLE ONE has made it to the front page.

So how do you get Kevin to submit one of your posts?

I have absolutely no idea whatsoever!

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  1. Posted 7 years, 3 months ago // Permalink

    Which raises the question.
    Does Kevin Rose game Digg?

  2. Posted 7 years, 3 months ago // Permalink

    And therein lies the problem of exactly what is wrong with Digg.

  3. Posted 7 years, 3 months ago // Permalink

    Surely Step One would have to be traffic generation – “Get Kevin Rose to visit your web-site”

    Step Two is targeting your audience – “Target your content to appeal to Kevin Rose”

    Step Three is maximising conversion – how do you maximise the chances of Kevin Rose then Digging your page?

  4. Posted 7 years, 3 months ago // Permalink

    Who’s Kevin Rose? ;)

  5. Posted 7 years, 3 months ago // Permalink

    Of course, now let’s just find ways for Kevin Rose to actually Digg our content.

  6. Posted 7 years, 3 months ago // Permalink

    Yeah, I have no clue who is Kevin rose….and who is that guy that is staring in my window?

  7. Posted 7 years, 3 months ago // Permalink

    Isn’t Kevin Rose the founder of Digg? :)
    No wonder the posts he diggs gets on the frontpage, hehe. With that said, think i’ll try to find his e-mail addy and send him a couple of my posts, never know!

  8. Posted 7 years, 3 months ago // Permalink

    /sarcasm

    I think Kevin has a few friends who digg his stories..

  9. Posted 7 years, 3 months ago // Permalink

    Or maybe Digg should be renamed, “The Kevin Rose Effect”

    That’s alright, Digg isn’t an important part of my life anyway.

  10. Posted 7 years, 3 months ago // Permalink

    That’s too funny!

    I’ve seen the username Kevin Rose, but just thought it was someone being a smartass.

    Truth be told, I’ve rarely dugg his stories, hehe. But then, he isn’t one of my ‘friends’ on Digg. I’ve rarely submitted stories because I don’t have enough friends to get anywhere.

    I wonder if you’ll get dugg for this, or if it would get buried if it was submitted :-) The title’s catchy!

  11. Posted 7 years, 3 months ago // Permalink

    Agree with Brent Hodgson’s step1 & step2.

  12. Posted 7 years, 2 months ago // Permalink

    Actually, I don’t think even Kevin Rose was able to get a story to the front page during the Digg riots a couple nights back :-)

  13. Posted 7 years, 2 months ago // Permalink

    ####Very tongue in cheek#####
    I think a quicker strategy would be,

    1) Write a string of numbers
    2) Digg it
    3) Send a threatening letter to Digg demanding its removal
    4) Wait till user account is banned
    5) Blog about evil Digg

    If your really lucky your site will get dugg 3 times
    1) the first Digg
    2) The evil Digg post
    3) Kevin Rose apologising (hmm maybe not)
    ##### End of bad taste #####

    Of course you could always send him an email or get him on IM and ask him to make some suggestions about the site :)

  14. Alister Cameron
    Posted 7 years, 2 months ago // Permalink

    @Mark – actually… his latest submitted story has hit 35,000 diggs!! I’m guessing that makes it the most dugg story ever?!

    @Tim – very tongue in cheek, indeed. So… do you know his IMs?

  15. Posted 7 years, 2 months ago // Permalink

    It is really intersting… I believe that on sites like Digg what you submit does not matter that much, it is who submits it.

  16. Posted 7 years, 2 months ago // Permalink

    That was hilarious yet a good tip. I’ll definitely take this into account in my scheme to take over the world *insert evil laughter*

  17. Posted 7 years, 2 months ago // Permalink

    Digg is kind of new to me. Really need some time to look into it. :)

  18. Posted 7 years, 2 months ago // Permalink

    Hmmm… I’ll have to wine and dine Kevin. Where does he live? I need his address to send the engraved invitation!

  19. Posted 7 years, 2 months ago // Permalink

    It might have the additional benefit of getting your site mentioned in diggnation as well :)

  20. Posted 7 years, 2 months ago // Permalink

    Perhaps if we threaten this “Kevin Rose” with trampling by water buffalo, he will tell us his little secret?

  21. Posted 7 years, 2 months ago // Permalink

    That’s just awesome and a funny post. I wish you really did know how to get Kevin to post it, you probably gotta pay him!

  22. Posted 7 years, 1 month ago // Permalink

    I guess is helpful to know that

  23. Posted 7 years, 1 month ago // Permalink

    This is really a amazing story. Whatever Kevin Rose bookmark in Digg, they will sure attract many diggs by other people. I think is not about the headline. It is the username kevinrose, whatever he diggs others will like to suppport him. Seems like he has help many websites get thousands of traffic and make money for those websites.

  24. Posted 7 years, 1 month ago // Permalink

    What?
    ;)

  25. Posted 7 years, 1 month ago // Permalink

    Um Just get your own website and post something on your own frontpage. Or post something on http://www.dumpfolder.com.

  26. Steven G Winstead
    Posted 7 years, 1 month ago // Permalink

    What is Digg?

  27. Posted 7 years, 1 month ago // Permalink

    Wow thats wierd for sure – it begs the question of what is going on…

  28. Posted 7 years, 1 month ago // Permalink

    Alternatively you could just write something interesting enough to make it to the front page :P

  29. Posted 7 years, 1 month ago // Permalink

    Love. It. We need more blogging tips like this! ;)

  30. Posted 7 years, 1 month ago // Permalink

    True Kevin is a great guy, but sometimes I wonder if many diggers have a little overly godlike opinions of him…

  31. Posted 7 years, 1 month ago // Permalink

    Kevin is a my ‘friend’ on MySpace and Digg. Not really sure why as I am one of thousands; there is not going to be any mutual social networking going on.

    Those thousands will have access to all his post updates which is bound to increase his Digg count.

    In addition the articles that are Digged (DUgg?) originate from the official Digg blog, not Kevin’s personal blog. Not surprising that this blog has a large following and the Digg button under each post helps. Kevin’s personal blog just comprises of posts with links to external sites.

  32. Posted 7 years, 1 month ago // Permalink

    Who the hell is Kevin Rose?

    Is’t the spammer? full time digger? digg founder? or republican?

  33. Posted 7 years, 1 month ago // Permalink

    if only i had the connections. He should charge people for submissions. Its genius

  34. Posted 7 years, 1 month ago // Permalink

    as far as i know kevin rose is one of the digg founders… so it would stand to reason that what he submits is front page.

  35. Posted 7 years ago // Permalink

    Hmm, I knew this wasn’t going to be easy :P .

  36. Posted 7 years ago // Permalink

    Even easier just get SensoryMetrics.com to write about it.

    You can easily ping them an email from their site. You can’t get much more traffic than that!

  37. Alister Cameron
    Posted 7 years ago // Permalink

    @Jobe – that has to be the crappiest self-promotional plug I have ever read (after anything and everything by John Chow). But I’m a happy man today so you get away with it. But don’t try it again!

  38. Posted 6 years, 11 months ago // Permalink

    Which brings us to the same concept of trust – Google Trust rank for example gives the #1 spot for pretty much any keyword to sites like wikipedia. It’s much of the same with Digg – The master Rose can manipulate the system in any way he wants.

  39. Posted 6 years, 11 months ago // Permalink

    Gotta update it to something more like 99.7%

    http://digg.com/offbeat_news/XREP_Taser_via_Shotgun

  40. Posted 6 years, 11 months ago // Permalink

    Step 1 – Kevin Rose
    Step 2 – ????
    Step 3 – Profit

  41. Posted 6 years, 10 months ago // Permalink

    Kevin should be a really lucky digger.

  42. Posted 6 years, 8 months ago // Permalink

    How does this guy’s stories always make it to the first page of digg? Is there something fishy there or is it just that he has a lot of friends who vote the stories submitted by him?

    What is the strategy this guy is employing? I want to know. If I too can implement this strategy then wouldn’t it be so wonderful.

  43. Posted 6 years, 4 months ago // Permalink

    now that’s funny

  44. Posted 6 years, 2 months ago // Permalink

    Does this guy have an army of diggers working for him?

  45. Posted 6 years, 2 months ago // Permalink

    Very funny post

  46. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago // Permalink

    Maki from doshdosh.com also frequently front-paged Digg. I think they’re not gaming the system, they just have millions of followers to drink the kool-aid..

  47. Posted 5 years, 9 months ago // Permalink

    hei doesn’t anyone try to search in Google or anywhere else ?

    Kevin Rose is the founder and site architech of Digg!!!
    but I don’t thing that he play the game on Digg and neither his friend play the Digg game since he only has 107 friends

  48. Posted 5 years, 8 months ago // Permalink

    Who is Kevin Rose?

  49. Posted 5 years, 7 months ago // Permalink

    Hi Alister, you are hilarious! I’m subscribing to your feed already :D

  50. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago // Permalink

    well.. anyone have Kevin Rose email? so i can send him some story :-p

  51. Posted 3 years, 7 months ago // Permalink

    Good Website! I wondered if I could quote a portion of your web page and use a few things for a term paper. Please email me if that would be fine. Thanks

  52. Posted 9 months, 1 week ago // Permalink

    Wow this article is from 2007 and is first on google. Nice work man.

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