Digg is the most popular content sharing website at the moment. And if you are the online marketer, it may become very useful tool for getting traffic (I mean the targetted traffic!) and also increase your Google rankings.
So what we need to get profit from Digg? Everything is simple – we need to rank on the first page of Digg for your particular website subject (Is it science, gaming or smth else). Seemingly everything is very simple: we should just obtain as more Diggs as we can and wait for good rankings. But here you must understand that the number of Diggs is not the single factor which Digg is considering when ranking your submissions. It also considers the traffic levels of the story category, user history and user reports. By the way Digg is very skilled with the spam struggle.
Thus if you try to promote your submissions using spam methods, you are very unlikely to get good results. Try to PLAY following Digg rules and you will succeed.
Above I listed several factors, which Digg considers in rankings: Diggs number, category traffic level, user history and user reports. The second factor couldn`t be influenced (you just need to be careful when selecting the category for your submission). The user abuse reports are also smth uncontrolled, but you will have no problem with them if you will not spam and be gentle in communication.
What we can directly control is the submission Diggs number and user history. Firstly you should never Digg your own news. For getting as much Diggs as possible you must offer people really interesting and valuable information (the examples could be found at Digg tops).
To provide yourself with a good user history, you must be very active within Digg. Write comments, Digg news, submit Diggs. BUT you shouldn`t submit just your own websites pages, because it is very unnatural and in this case Digg will mark you as spammer.
So now I hope you`ve got enough information to start your Digg campaign and make it really effective.