Daily Archives: September 8, 2006

Is Digg rigged?

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Well according to this blog post, digg is a place where some “alliances” of people are responsible for the most of the top stories.

I had heared this before, but never read something with so many proofs on that

What it comes down to is there very literally is a group that controls Digg. If you are within this group and you submit a story, you are more or less guaranteed 10-15 (or more) automatic diggs from this group. What happens to the people who don’t have such a luxury and only get the default single vote like everyone else? This only encourages a cycle where those who are getting votes will continue to get more and more, as they feed each off each other and pat each other on the back.

Check the original post here

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Is AdBrite your advertising partner?

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Well I think they are not mine… Before some months I have tried to use adBrite to monetize my sites, but the quallity of the ads was so bad that I finally didn’t continue with that.

Today I read a very good review from a guy who used their network both for promoting his site and monetizing it. The results seem to be very bad. Here is a quote from the original post :

While running a AdBrite CPC network campaign (webmaster related), I noticed several XXX referrals inside my website statistics. My complain by AdBrite was answered within a few days with some USD rebate to my account (it seems to me that AdBrite thinks that this is not so bad…)