Friday Free Business Idea: Outsourcing Digg & Reddit Circle

August 25, 2006 - Get free updates of new posts here

The latest marketing trend is to get on the homepage of Digg, on the top of Reddit or bookmarked to the max by del.icio.us. So many people are desperate for attention and screaming at the top of your lungs just doesn’t work anymore. There are many sneaky ways to get high presence on these web pages and the traffic they bring is remarkable.


Why not outsource to India people who will Digg, Reddit or Del.icio.us you?

indian call center digg reddit del.icio.us
Look at them helping get traffic for Okdork.com;)

It would be cheap, they have tons of people and it would be hard to block the entire country of India from using these services. Disclaimer, I know this is shady and I am NOT doing it.

I just think eventually someone will, they should make a lot of money and buy me a burrito;)

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16 responses to “Friday Free Business Idea: Outsourcing Digg & Reddit Circle

  1. sharpshoot Reply

    Noah,

    Trying to figure out how this idea could be structured. Maybe create a website called diggers.com (don’t know if its taken but you get the point) which people with Digg accounts can join. Any website that wants to reach the digg home page would pay something like $4000 to reach the front page. The money would be held in an escrow account and if the website reaches the digg front page then the $4000 is shared between the diggers. Since about 1000 – 2000 diggs are required to reach the front page each “digger” would get $2-4 per digg.

    Maybe it can be $4100, so the website makes $100 per powerdigg. Also since after a while all these collective powerdiggers would have successful digg accounts they can sell them to Jason Calcanis for $1000 dollars a pop.

    just a little brainstorm as to HOW this could be executed. What do y’all think?

  2. Noah Kagan Reply

    very well thought sumon. thediggcircle.com is open. seems like some people are already thinking about it=) it is shady but would make tons of money. well a good question to ask is: is this shady and why? this reminds me of what jason calacnis did with the netscape people. what would this do to digg?

  3. Shivani Reply

    why are you always putting it on the Indian people to do your work for you? Indian people don’t want to sit there all digg-ing articles, outsource to some other people 🙂

  4. jd Reply

    You beat me to this one, I was going to do a very similar post. Only I would be willing to digg or blog anything for a fee.

    It seems shady, but power users (esp. in Digg’s case) make the site worth what it’s worth ($60m last I checked). In user driven media, users with enough power will eventually realize that they can get paid (on their own if not by Calacanis).

  5. sharpshoot Reply

    While this can be done with Blogs (i.e. pay per post) because no one controls the blogosphere, a site like this can be banned by digg/reddit or netscape (although netscape needs it 🙂

  6. Brian Breslin Reply

    noah, this is something i thought of a couple months ago. DiggMobbing. But the real problem arises when the unpaid diggers get mad and start burying the story and marking it as spam… remember isn’t this what mechanical turk is made for? things that are simple but a computer can’t do them (beats having bots trying to beat captcha screens all day).

  7. Mehul Patel Reply

    2 good, and scary too! as if this is done on a serious note the quality of DIGG will be as BAD as it can get! I IDGGED ur post and Noah I mean it OFFCIALLY u r SUPER KOOL and Smart and I cant wait to see one of your project become as BIG as DIGG, I mean it now get back to work 🙂