Digg is a free online service that is growing in popularity that can also get you some serious web traffic too! Here’s how it works: People post in blogs, and so if they want, they can put a digg button at the end of their posts. When people click on those buttons, it takes them to a page telling them either to sign in or to make a new account. When you sign in then you can digg a news story or a web post. The more diggs something gets, the higher it is in digg’s rankings. I decided to include digg buttons on my posts from now on, because if people find that my posts are interesting, then they might click on my button!
I’m sure that by now, you want to have one on your blogger blog. Well, here’s how. The way I’m going to do this is to make it as simple as possible so that someone who’s not tech-savvy at ALL could to this for their blog.
First, go to Blogger.com and sign in to your account. Then on the dashboard that comes up, click on Settings.
Then scroll down to the bottom, and be careful – this step’s a bit complicated – but copy this following text into the box you see on Blogger.
Sorry if it’s a bit hard to read.
Then click Save Settings. Here’s a picture to help explain everything in the big picture:
Then, everytime you make a post, you will have a digg button.
But wait! There’s one more step that you have to do for every post you make from now on – the steps that I’ve just talked about are a 1-time procedure! This last step is to change the circled part in the following:
How do you change that and what do you change it to? Well, first, publish your post even though there may not be anything in it, and then visit your blog’s address in a new browser window. Click on the title of the post which you want to put the digg button on to and then that post’s permanent page comes up. Then go up the address bar where you see the web page’s address and highlight that and press Ctrl + C on your keyboard, and then go back to your blogger post page.
Paste that in where ‘URLofyourstory’ was, and then you’re done! You’ve got a working digg button. If you want to see how it works, or if you just want to digg this article, click on the digg button below.