When should you not have a digg button on your blog?
Definitely when you are an seo blog of top UK seo company, as witnessed here. Actually I have heard a lot of good things about Fresh Egg, but they write a painfully boring blog. If you ever find you can’t sleep at night, head over there and you will be stacking zeds in no time.
OK, so after ruining my chances of working with them or ever getting a link from them, back to the point.
It makes no sense sticking a digg button up on a blog that will not even get double digit votes from digg. It’s sloppy and announces to the world you do not have an understanding of such sites. Diggers are not going to digg an seo company without good reason. I’m not saying it wont ever happen, but you have to give them a damn juicy bone to distract them from the fact you simply want to game their system.
Not only seo types make this mistake, putting the “digg this” button on your site is usually not going to do much. Those who are fans of digg are already going to have a firefox loaded to the brim with digg weaponry that they only have to exhale to make a web page explode into the area of digg.
You may have fans who want to vote for you, but getting the same people voting for your stuff is hardly going to tickle diggs happy spot.
You could try one of those, nicely blended, sophisticated, text only buttons which nicely blend into your design, which no one really notices or even uses.
Saying all that, I did click a “digg this” button today, but only because I was too lazy to right click, but as I would have if there wasn’t a “digg this” button. What’s the point.
If you have a “digg this” button on your blog, get rid. It serves little or no purpose and marks you out as someone who does not “get it”.