25 of Digg's Most Trusted Sites

by Jeff Quipp May 7th, 2008 

Ever wanted to become a power Digger? Come on now ... sure you have.

Here's how to start.

Its a well known fact that Digg trusts content from some sites more than others. Why not ... the larger sites are obviously more conservative and more sensitive to public scrutiny. Such sites are much less likely to publish rubbish for fear of reprisals, lost confidence, and reputation management fiascos. As I talked about in my post last week 4 Pillars of Social Media Algorithms - Trust x4, Digg rewards sites it trusts by permitting them to go hot at lower votes counts than those it trusts less. Makes sense right?

So, lets then begin by identifying some of the most trusted sites by Digg:

1. Youtube.com
2. Yahoo News
3. ArsTechnica.com
4. CNN
5. News.com
6. NYTimes
7. BBC
8. Wired
9. Gizmodo
10. Flickr
11. Reuters
12. RawStory
13. Washington Post
14. Physorg
15. Kotaku
16. ThinkProgress
17. TorrentFreak
18. TechCrunch
19. Guardian.co.uk
20. Nasa and its subdomains
21. Dailymail.co.uk
22. Timeonline.co.uk
23. LiveScience.com
24. ESPN.GO.com
25. NewScientist.com

This is the ideal way to start building your profile ... submit from trusted sources. Obviously, there are other factors at work too, but this is definitely one of the biggest.

Enjoy submitting, and good luck!

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13 Responses to “25 of Digg's Most Trusted Sites”

  1. Oliver Taco says:

    Hmmm, I have certainly noticed that these sites go hot fast, but I'm kind of curious if we are seeing cause or effect.

    Also, frankly, given the huge number of software errors we see in Digg I'm not sure I believe they have the ability to produce and maintain super-sophisticated algy's.

    I suspect "the man behind the curtain" more than anything else. ;_0)


    PS – thought this and the trust article were very good!

  2. Jeff Quipp says:

    @ Oliver Taco – I too think there may be a human element to assessing domain trust. Right now though, I really do think they're selling out their heavy users, to artificially inflate usage numbers, to fetch a higher selling price. BUYER BEWARE!!!!

    Thanks for commenting Oliver!

  3. Interesting report Jeff. Was looking into this over the weekend, timely list. I wonder if other major news outlets are not included due there lack of adding socializing buttons or if other reasons are involved.

  4. Kevin says:

    Interesting list, and not surprisingly, AOL is not amongst Digg's top trusted source… Propeller. (*Wink* *Wink*) Yet Youtube and its user generated videos get more love from the social media site.

  5. I guess that is not more than normal. Sites like CNN most like will provide more valuable (or more trustful) content then some small blog.

  6. Oliver Taco says:

    I keep coming back to this article – I think that it is fascinating me in the old fashioned sense of the word.

    Digg-a-maniac, I guess.

    If anyone else is really interested in Digg, drop me an email, we have a Social Suite that has some very high end digg analytics and tools in it that we're beta testing.


  7. Zoobie Joy says:

    Wow! These is a nice list..^^..I just hope my site gets on this list next time..^^

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  9. Utah SEO says:

    Not only does Digg algo trust these domains more but users are more likely to Digg submissions from these sources as well.

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  11. Razvan Dobre says:

    Great list! Did't knew most of the sites on the list, so thanks a lot for that!

    Razvan Dobre

  12. Icechen1 says:

    The new Digg even makes power-usering hard. Now only the big blogs like mashable can get their content on the frontpage. :(
    .-= Icechen1 recently posted: Digg is dead- off we go to Reddit =-.

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