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    Is Twitter more effective than Digg?

    I'm a little left behind in the times here and just recently noticed how many bloggers are using "tweets" over "diggs". Is Twitter the most effective of the two?

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    depends on how you'll use em...it can be both effective

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    Yeah, they're both effective, but i think the advantage for Twitter is that is more popular and more used than Digg. It's a matter of promotion.

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    It depends on your network strength. But I can say that twitter has more capacity to pull a big audience within short time because of the trend most people spend on twitter compare to Digg. Also Digg news are otherwise very much popular in terms of reliability and traffic. Mix your networks and get more!

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    I must say twitter is more effective for me,for digg didn't take me any visitors
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    Personaly I find Twitter to be much more effective than Digg but I know some people who find it otherwise!

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    Twitter is by far more effective than Digg, the reason for this is simple. Digg has had an unfortunate span of people "buying" the top spot for many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDawson View Post
    Twitter is by far more effective than Digg, the reason for this is simple. Digg has had an unfortunate span of people "buying" the top spot for many years.
    Very well said and I agree. Post is useless if it is not visible.

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    I use twitter nearly every day and it has evolved into a great promotional website the only time i use Digg is when i have just setup a new website and by adding your site to Digg google can usually pick your site up within hours.

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    Digg has never been that effective for us, we have hundreds of friends on Digg, but none of our articles ever get Dugg. With Twitter we get thousands of hits in minutes.

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    I'm confused about digg, because in WordPress there is a plugin that makes my blog "Digg Proof".

    That leads me to believe that Digg is a bad thing, and should be avoided; Can anyone clarity this for me. Thanks

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    Hmmm...sounds like I have to try Twitter *again*....but I really can't wrap my head around it :-(

    Anyone have any opinion about the *type* of traffic they get ? Isn't it more "random" people than Digg (more like Stumbleupon, maybe) ?

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    Comparing the two I can say that Twitter is more effective than Digg but still Facebook is better than them.

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    both of them are effective, depending on how are you going to use them.. but somehow, twitter is much well known rather digg.. that is why most people use it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atle Iversen View Post
    Hmmm...sounds like I have to try Twitter *again*....but I really can't wrap my head around it :-(
    It's pretty simple, you offer useful insightful content and links, you gain followers, you thereby get to give people notifications of new stuff relating to you, regular visitors will appear from those who follow you. It's a lot like an HTML email subscription or RSS feed where the content is syndicated to the visitor

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    Twitter is just for getting quick visitors on your website but digg is important for getting a new post indexed in SE within less time.

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    I have tried both,but i dont think that they are effective for traffic or something else...

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    Digg wont work unless you have a very good article/news. If by chance your article makes it in the frontpage then you'll get thousands of clicks.

    Better bet on twitter.

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    So far Twitter has proven to be one of the best for IM but you need to generate a relationship with your followers. Give them something good and they will appreciate it.
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    Twiiter is better than Digg for effective marketing purposes

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    i think twitter more effective than Digg.twitter get more traffic and well known around

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    My advice is to combine both to increase your traffic, because they have different roles; twitter let the people know that you exist, while digg brings you upper in Google and the SE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexa12345 View Post
    My advice is to combine both to increase your traffic, because they have different roles; twitter let the people know that you exist, while digg brings you upper in Google and the SE.
    Yes. I do agreed that with combination, it will do you more good as you can increase double the amount of traffic. But with that said, you must do it the right way in order to be effective.
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    Seeing that Twitter seems more active, it seems like it's more effective. I'd use both, however.

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    I think it depends on what you mean by more effective. Twitter has got in more traffic to my sites than Digg but links on Twitter are "nofollow" as opposed to links from Digg. Use both, and other, methods as they all have their place.


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