10 ways to make it to the front page of digg

Now that I have the digg widget on my Google homepage, I'm able to monitor regularly which articles make it to the front page. Below is my take on the trends of digg, what sorts of things tend to make it to the front page. So if you want a front-page digg submission, you should be able to get there by following my suggestions.

  1. Write and submit a 'top 10' list about anything. "Top 10 ways to remove toe jam" will do. Alternately, 'top 50' and 'top 101' can perform well.
  2. Copy someone else's 'top 10' list into your blog and submit that.
  3. Put the word(s) 'Mac' and/or 'Apple' in a post/article. Even if it's irrelevant or completely unfounded personal opinion.
  4. Post something related to old-school Nintendo, Sega, or Atari. It could be a picture you drew of Mario on a kleenex, it doesn't matter, as long as it's nostalgic.
  5. Post a Family Guy video clip on YouTube.
  6. Post a video or photos of some truly spectacular marvel of nature. If you don't happen to have one of those, just post a video of some idiot getting hurt while doing something stupid.
  7. Post an actual digg-worthy story, perhaps of a major world event, or a controversial news item.
  8. Post a video about said news item.
  9. Send your submission to all your friends and forum buddies to digg. If you have no friends, pay someone.
  10. Be a geek. If you're not one, ask someone who is. What do geeks like? Even if it doesn't affect anyone or anything, (such as a screen shot of your extension-laden FireFox browser) if geeks like it, then it'll be dugg! Oh, and if you can't figure out what geeks would like, just post some photos of a celebrity exposing them self!

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