Last week I got an email from my business partner that contained a challenge: “$1000 that i could get ANY article onto the Digg.com main page in 3 attempts.”
We have decided to share this story as a case study of a behind the scenes look at the Digg effect, and some of the tips, tricks and secrets that I have mastered through thousands of hours of study and experiment.
Ok, back to the bet: The rules were simple:
* $1000 prize money
* He chooses 3 random articles
* I have 2 weeks to transform them into viral gold, and get one of them on the Digg main page.
* I cannot drastically change the articles, just use my techniques and secrets to turn the boring articles into Digg front page material.
Despite my past success on virtually every social media site on the net, I must confess that initially I was going to reject this bet. However, I had proposed to my girlfriend the week before, and frankly… engagement rings are not cheap, so $1000 seemed more tempting than normal.
I accepted his offer and he showed me 3 random articles.
Article 1: A self improvement article on procrastination
Article 2: A photo and brief review of a new product
Article 3: A religious article
I am now going to give you the biggest spoiler you have ever seen…. I was on the main page of Digg.com 48 hours later, with my FIRST attempt. (the self improvement article)
What’s more, I have proof, I have screenshots, I have a before and after of the article, I have a $1000 cheque in the mail with my name on it, and I have the secrets and tricks that I used to get 29,000+ unique visitors and tons of backlinks.
Note: Over the next two weeks I am going to show you EXACTLY how I did it, and I am going to show you how you can do the same for ANY article and ANY website.
I hope you will enjoy the ride as much as I have.
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