This is the first post from Digg power user Muhammad Saleem, who will be offering tips about creating content that appeals to users of social media news sites.
Back in January, Ethan Kaplan proposed a new term to describe certain sites:
Made for Digg (MFD), just like Made for Adsense sites, these are sites that are specifically formatted as Digg bait…
While people often argue that there is something inherently wrong with content that is specifically designed to be consumed by socially driven sites, I was probably one of the first people to go on the record arguing to the contrary, and the reasoning behind my stance is simple. For content to be successful on Digg, i.e. for it to be classified as “Digg bait,” it really has to appeal to the community and it has to incite a passionate response from the users, whether the response be good or bad.