Digg Story Gets Promoted 7 Days After Submission

Wow, this totally came as a shock… I submitted this 7 days ago and thought it died. There was an incredible response to the article I submitted but I thought the story expired to the land of the forgotten.

Digg Craziness: Story gets promoted 7 days after submission

Then, I saw the popular stories in my feed reader, and I’m astonished. Here’s the Digg story so you can see it with your own eyes.

I guess the Digg algorithm is getting harder and harder to nail.

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  • July 25, 2007


    Wow. Yeah, I guess we will never know. But I did recall hearing that as long as you were actively participating on digg, that your stories stay in the queue.

  • July 25, 2007

    Russ Jones

    Actually, I believe that this is because the story went popular on Reddit. Several people probably tried to submit the story to Digg after that and then dugg the story when they saw it had been submitted.

    I would speculate that a large number of attempted submissions + new diggs can revitalize almost any story. The only thing that looks more impressive than getting multiple diggs is getting multiple submissions. It would make sense for Digg to have that built into their algorithm.

  • July 25, 2007

    Tamar Weinberg

    Russ, that would be interesting, but after I submitted the story, numerous others tried to do the same and didn’t succeed because there are so many different variations of the NY Times URL.

    Check out these two links:

    I’m not sure how it worked, to be honest. We can only speculate that promotion elsewhere had something to do with it.

  • July 25, 2007


    Wow. Funny how you and I were just talking about this on Pownce. Russ has a good point. I have tried to ‘dig’ stories from various websites, only to discover that they’ve already been sumitted – sometimes a few days ago. Possibly, this could be the reason. Thanks for the great article.

  • [...] page with in 24 hrs of its submission, it dies its natural death. But Tamar Weinberg of Techipedia reported that a story submitted by her 7 days ago is made popular today and is on front page digg with 942 [...]

  • August 1, 2007

    Germn W.

    I was googling this because i was at labs.digg.com and looking at digg history graphs i noted that lots of news gets popular after 24hs or more! Very strange…

  • August 1, 2007

    Tamar Weinberg

    It’s very rare to be promoted after 24 hours… but it happens. Seven days is a record, though, I think.

  • August 20, 2007


    Wow. Yeah, I guess we will never know. But I did recall hearing that as long as you were actively participating on digg, that your stories stay in the queue.


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