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Using Digg To Get Dugg

If you play a lot in the link bait arena, you’ll know one of the most difficult things is to get Diggs without paying for them, or doing anything nefarious. The only real way to accomplish this is to be a good member of the community, have a lot of friends, and digg them on a regular basis. However, this can be quite a time sink. Luckily, I found a way to semi-automate the dirty work.

Digg, in an effort to be cool and friendly will post an RSS feed of your friends submissions. These are what your friends look at to decide who it “taking care of them” on Diggs. Everyone has one, and yours is available in beautifully formatted XML. http://digg.com/users/username/friends/submissions.rss

The following piece of PHP fetches it, and writes an Imacro program for you, ready to load. Just copy and paste. If you weren’t lazy like I am, you’d have it output a file, but I’m lazy. You can file_put_contents on your own.

<?php
$useragent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1"; 
$Program = "<pre>VERSION BUILD=6240709 RECORDER=FX\n TAB T=1\n SET !TIMEOUT 180\nSET !ERRORIGNORE YES\n"; 
$ch = curl_init("http://digg.com/users/username/friends/submissions.rss");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, $useragent);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);
$data = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);
$digg = simplexml_load_string($data);
foreach($digg->channel->item as $item)
{
$Program .= "URL GOTO=".(string)$item->link."\n";
$Program .= "TAG POS=1 TYPE=A ATTR=ID:diggit-*\n";
$Program .= "WAIT SECONDS=2\n";
}
echo $Program;
?>

Then, just load the resulting iMacro program, and watch as your top 20 most recent friends subs are dugg. With 150+ friends I notice that I get a brand new list in about an hour. I would run this AT LEAST twice a day if you’re looking to build loyal Digg friends.

5 Responses to “Using Digg To Get Dugg”

  1. kingofsp says:

    Dare I say brilliant?

  2. Thanks for this. Now to find a way to automate the entire process.

  3. Justin Dupre says:

    Oh… oh my… that is nice!

  4. haha.. i love how you make people work for it just a bit by not including the dump. well played.

  5. greyhat seo says:

    imacros is a really nice and simple thing that gets used mroe and more lately

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