Promote My Site Social Suite FREE 90 Day Full Version

So you all know that I have negotiated a 90 day, full version, unlimited users FREE pass to Promote My Site Suite, Social Bookmarking management software, for buyers of Wickedly Evil Social Marketing Tactics

Digg analytic software that WON’T get you banned! 100% WhiteHat!

Getting started

There is a learning curve here and I am on top of things to make sure you get off to a good start.

In each section there is one thing that you must do and that will be labeled here as First step:

What this software does is NOT interact with Digg. That’s how you get banned for using scripts.

What this software does, is import publicly available information, just like what comes to you from Digg. Digg sees us no differently than a regular Digg user. When it opens pages to Digg in new tabs to save you time, it uses JavaScript to do so, so Digg can’t see any links on any site linking to Digg. We are now invisible.

Then the software uses their servers to crunch the information and save any reports.

Profile Tab: Your First STEP

The first thing you need to do to generate any report is enter a Digg username into the profile tab. You DO NOT need to enter a password for the username. The password field is there just in-case your forget your passwords often like my friend Rocque.

Once you get set up and logged in, look for this link in the left sidebar: PMS Social Suite – Automate common social media tasks. This is how you get to the app, should you not already know where it is.

Now, get to the profile tab, to get started.

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Enter a Digg username. If you do not know what one is, it is public in a profile URL.

http://digg.com/users/USER-NAME

Did you notice that that is not my profile I was adding to the suite? You can enter any profile and use the software to produce reports on their activity and performance.

Ever wonder why I have so much Digg insider knowledge that I am unwilling to pass on the source of? Here you go.

I am able you pull data and create reports that expose unique scenarios, that when they occur, the blog post that is linked to by Digg rises in Google.

So let’s talk about what this software does, and what it will do for you.

Here is what the start page looks like, there are five sections:

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  • Digg user information and friends submissions management.
  • Hot articles to submit.
  • Interesting Suggested Diggers.
  • Hot submissions to Comment.
  • Tracked Stories from your profiles you are analyzing.

Next let’s talk about each of the five sections here.

User performance numbers, and friend submissions shortcut

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The numbers for the Digg user’s account that you select runs across the top of the Promote My Site Dashboard.

From left to right, here is what the numbers mean.

= Total friends, = Mutual friends, = Friends, = Fans, = Weak friends profiles, = Solid friends profiles, = Mutual friends in the Digg top 100, = Mutual friends in the Digg top 1000, = Diggs cast by the profile, = your Recent submissions, = comments, = , your Friend’s submissions that you have not Dugg yet.

Pay attention to the “Submissions” button. This opens any of your Digg friend’s submissions, that you have not Dugg yet, in a new tab. See the text box next to it? That is the number of friend submissions the button will open. Digg the items, close the tabs, go on your way. A little later, click the button, Digg the items you like, go on your way.

I don’t know about you, but I got real sick of my inbox overflowing with a 100+ Digg emails from shouting Diggers.

  • No more being a slave to shouting Diggers.
  • No more feeling guilty because you did not get to the shout emails.
  • Heck, turn your shouts off, you don’t need to get them anymore.
  • Save hours a day and enjoy using Digg more.
  • Stop reading all those “World’s largest ball of spit” shouts from TheColonel

Hot Articles to Submit

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– These are articles from our database of 200+ rss feeds from sites that have a history of providing front page material to Digg that have not yet been submitted. Clicking on a link takes you to that story. If you’ve got the “Digg This” plugin installed, submitting the story to Digg is very easy.

  • No more looking for articles to submit.
  • Forget the top Diggers getting to all the stories first.
  • Increase your chances of getting to the front page with great articles.
  • Triple the power of your profile with more Diggs and a higher front page percentage ratio.

Interesting Diggers that will friend you back and Digg your submissions more often

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– This shows some results from our data mining activities of Diggers that have strong profiles, are not in the Top 1000, and have a history of blindly supporting their friends. Being friends with them will get your stuff dugg.

Hot Submissions to Comment on and build your profile’s power

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– This shows a list of submissions from Top Diggers that have 3 OR Less comments and shows the number of Diggs. A story that has a good chance of going front page with a comment with your user profile link near the top is good friend bait.

Also, links back to your profile from submissions that go front page will bring more link juice to your profile and give it more link juice it can pass on the your own submissions, making you a more attractive and powerful Digger.

Tracked Stories

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How many times do you go look at one of your Digg submissions to see how many Diggs it has? How much of your time does that take up? A lot I imagine. NO MORE!

Tab #2: Find Friends and Digg User Reporting Tools

So here is how this works and it is extrememly powerful. If I had more time I would have made this video, but this article is taking 10 hours to write as it is and I am under the gun. So, here we go.

First step to get started. In the enter query text box, you can enter a keyword to return users that have submitted or Dugg etc. Digg items that the search term is found in. So generate your raw data by entering your search term and then click the query button. DO NOT set any of the filter drop down options to anything but the default “any” option.

What you are going to do is pull the raw data into the fields in the center. Once you have returned results from your search, and this one takes a while, then you can select the drop down filters to product results that you want to generate a report or use this to find highly targeted friends.

Once you have that data in the Datagrid then you can start to hone your results. Below is a list of what the filters do.

#1. This is your keyword term your are searching out Digg profiles for.

#2. Use Cached Search. Cached is faster but setting this to no pulls fresh data.

#3. This drop down allows you to save and later pull stored search terms. Real handy to look for trends.

#4. Delete allows you to remove previously stored search terms.

#5. Topics allows you to search post topic categories to produce a general search or to only pull a keyword search from that Digg category.

#6. Top 100 and top 1000 Diggers. Allows you to filter results by only the Digg top 100, the Digg top 1000 or exclude one or both from results. If you are targeting the top users then include them. If you are targeting Digg users that are less powerful and easier to get a mutual friends then exclude these top users.

#7. Friend search types allows you to filter results by whether or not the keyword term occurs in the users = Submitted, = Dugg, = Friends of Friend,, = Profile, = Topic Submitter, = Digg Url, = Comment Url, or = Digger.

#8. Currently friends allows you to filter by if the profiles returned are currently friends, not a friend, both or if the profile has been banned, is active or both. This will allow you to find and remove dead links that lead to oops! pages on Digg profiles.

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#9. This is the Datagrid label controls. You can click the label field and display results in that column as decending or ascending which will return alphabetical or numerical, decending or ascending order in that column.

#10. Stored profiles are populated in this drop down, so you can decide what Digg profiles you want to return Digg user results related to. This allows you to add top users to your list of profiles and then try to match your results to a profile that is going front page a high percentage of the time under the keywords you research.

#11. How many records have been returned and how many you have selected to save or execute your next drill down round of filtering. This allows you to hone results until you have refined the data to produce a focused result.

#12. Go to friend page will open all the profiles that you have seleced to the Datagrind in new tabs so you can friend these targeted Diggers if that is what you are after.

#13. Select all records in the Datagrid.

#14. Deselect all records in the Datagrid.

I use this report to research what I am interested in as far as activity, Digging and commenting. You can produce some real clean data with this tab. Also, if you put nothing in text box #1, leaving the keyword search term blank you can use the filtering to produce Digg top 100 or top 1000 reports and see what is really going on with top Diggers.

You can also exclude them to see what is going on with normal everyday users too. Play with it and you will see just how incredible powerful this is.

Manage Friends

This tab generates reports on how your friends Dugg your submissions, how you Dugg theirs and will let you know of any friend status changes. There are some Diggers who will mutual friend you, get you to start Digging their posts, then shortly thereafter they unfriend you. Mean while you keep Digging their submissions. All the while they do not receive your shouts since they are not mutual friends anymore and totally abuse your good nature.

First step to get started:. Start by clicking the query button, do not set any filter drop downs to other settings than the default “any” and pull raw data. You can select the Digg user name of a stored profile to generate friends stats from, or you can enter a specific profile name and generate a report on just that one user. The user name is at the end of the profile URL like this:

http://digg.com/users/USER-NAME

Once you have pulled the raw data for the Digg profile you have stored, you can filter the results and drill down to the information you want by applying these filters.

#1. Select the Digg account you want to analyze the friends from. Then you can specify friends, fans or mutual friends.

#2. These controls allow you to filter by whether or not or both the your friends take shouts, if they have changed your friend status, if your friend, fan or mutual status has changed and whether or not you have sent a welcome message after they friended you back. This is real handy as there is a whole strategy in Wickedly Evil Tactics using the welcome message for a certain and very effective SEO Digg strategy.

#3. This section lets you set the report to display whether or not the friend profile was already researched previously, the time the research was last done, tags to filter profiles under and Digg top 100 or top 1000 status, the lack of it or all.

#4. This field allows you to enter one particular user name to add to the report.

#5. Query name allows you to enter a report name.

#6. Save query saves that report name.

#7. Once the report name is stored it will display a button with that name in the text.

Promote My Site Suite FREE 90 Day Full Version manage friends

#8. This is the Datagrid label row where you can click the field to display the column results in decending order or ascending order.

#9. This data row shows the numbers and numbers for records, fans, mutual friends and how many rows are select to download or include in the next report filtering.

#10. The first button will refresh the data from Digg, reset and toggle fields on or off.

#11. This button and radio button choices allow you to go directly to the rofile = Submissions = Send Shout = Diggs Shouts = Sent = Shouts In pages of the profiles selected in the Datagrid.

#12. Calculate dead weight: Once you have your data in the grid you can click this button to calculate the Dugg back percentage from the Digg user.

#13. This row of buttons will select all records in the Datagrid, deselect all in the Datagrid and download a comma separated value (CSV) file that can be opened as a Excel file or spreadsheet in any program that imports CSV text files.

#14. Tags: These buttons allow you to set tags on certain profile records in the Datagrid so you can filter them as to labels you define. Great for creating sub-reports to define niche results.

Campaign Tracking

This last tab generates reports about how single submissions to Digg performed, all the submissions from a profile or selected multiple Digg submissions.

The URLs that you enter here are displayed in the “Tracked Stories” module on the lower left of the Dashboard on the first tab.

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Ok, so let’s get this monster of a walk thru finished up and move on to dominating Digg by using it to your advantage.

Why this is the one of a kind solution that will save you time, get more out of Digg and make your time spent on Digg more enjoyable!

The dashboard will find great articles, overlooked power users, Digg posts that you should comment on, track your stories and cut the time it takes to Digg your most valuable Digg friends by 300%

The Find Friends tab will help you identify targeted, highly participating friends that will Digg your submissions because the software identifies them by what they submit and Digg. This will double the number of Diggs you get.

The Manage Friends tab will help you to remove dead wood from your friends list, make room for responsive Diggers, identify your best Digging friends and let you kick the scammers to the curb.

The Tracking tab will stop you from wasting time constantly looking to see how your Dugg submissions are doing.

And it is FREE with the purchase of my all new social marketing eBook: Wickedly Evil Social Marketing Tactics!

You can see the full, unbelievable package at the link above or you can save some more time and click the buy now button below.

We built a Digg analytics suite using their API in 2008. Since it was deemed our analytics would allow much better performance on Digg, Digg labeled us as “Gaming Digg” and blocked our API access.

So we moved to spidering Digg, storing the data and providing analysis that way. Digg then went on to hunt down all 12 of our servers and deny them access to Digg as well as hundreds of IP addresses we owned.

So we moved to getting our data from Yahoo pipes. Digg then denied Yahoo pipes access to Digg feeds and we finally threw in the towel on that app.

With that history behind us, I would not waste my time developing anything for Digg. What is an API for if Digg constantly takes issues with how we display the data?

UPDATE: This software is no longer available for the reason above

11 Comments

  1. Posted October 16, 2008 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    After taking NINE straight hours to write this article I just realized it is my blog’s 200th birthday!

    200 posts later and what a post for a 200th!

    Happy birthday KeyWebData and I think I will have a beer for us both…. (My blog don’t drink)

  2. Posted October 16, 2008 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Wow, this is better documentation than what we have on our own site! And Chris is right, you’re better off to buy his book and get the free software rather than paying for just a subscription to the software.

  3. Posted October 16, 2008 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    WOW

  4. Posted October 16, 2008 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    One of my previous buyers sent me this email.

    “After poking about your website earlier today, I realized that the ebook I purchased last month was rewritten this month (?) and that your new software offer only applies if people purchase the ebook – which having just purchased that, and not realizing the book was being rewritten, I obviously would have waited a month.”

    “Is there some kind of “upgrade” offer for recent purchasers of the book – or is the new book essentially the same as the old book?”

    As I said in the email I just sent you all, upgrades are now part of the package.

    However, I PAY out of MY pocket for every free 90 day version of this software just to give it as a bonus. I can’t just keep giving everything away. I publish the best, complete, indepth, benefit laden articles there are. Just compare my article about Facebook Connect to TechCrunch’s or Aristechna.

    I give you all extreme value and that is what I am about.

  5. Curious
    Posted October 16, 2008 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Chris, just curious, you said in your email I just received,

    “But I am really here to let you know more about the new software
    I had built this month.”

    So did you get Promote-My-site to build this thing?

  6. Posted October 16, 2008 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Very good write up, Chris, it’s probably good enough to be the manual for the program.

    Digg needs to get out of the mindset it is in and realize that if their site has around 4 Million users, then it’s users are going to have to have better analytics. This program looks like it will provide those much needed analytics. Pretty cool stuff.

  7. Posted October 17, 2008 at 1:59 am | Permalink

    Great effort mate. Looking forward to the next 200 posts (and beyond)

  8. Posted October 17, 2008 at 3:22 am | Permalink

    @Curious,

    Promote-My-Site already had an application built. It contained many scripts that used to interact with Digg.

    After the programmer removed them, we started talking about an advanced version that includes many new upgrades and improvements. At that point, we decided to offer the new version here.

    If you have followed me at all here, I have always said not to use scripts on Digg. Can I say I told you so everybody? 2500 banned from Digg, big blogs dropped like a stone in the last toolbar PageRank update and some other things I am not willing to make public.

    I want to assure you all, we have drug this thing thru the mudd and I cannot see how Digg can find this application or the fact that you are using it. Also, there are now scripts that alter the way Digg works. It is a very clean and green Digg application.

    Most of what happens runs on the programmer’s servers, not Diggs. This does not game Digg in any way, it just reports what you need to know.

    Most of the Diggers I know that got banned were using the “Who Dugg This” free grease monkey script. That was not the developers of Promot My Site Suite.

    What I am really responsible for is developing the enterprise version that is being built now. SEO oriented and very, very high end. That version may never be released, it depends on the server overhead and if the resources required can be kept in line and the app can be sold for profit.

    Also, I am about to move ahead on a WordPress plugin that I have been working on for years.

    Does that clarify my blanket statement from above?

  9. Posted October 17, 2008 at 4:24 am | Permalink

    Hi Chris

    I’ve read your book, Wickedly Evil Social Marketing Tactics, and highly recommend it to anyone who’s serious about getting tons of traffic through Social Media.

    I will be recommending it to all of my coaching clients. I’ve even picked up some very handy tips myself!

    Well done mate!

    Sean Rasmussen
    Internet Marketing Coach – Australia

  10. Posted October 17, 2008 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Hi Chris,

    A quick note to complement you on your quick and personalized response to my query about your upgrade policy – and great to have the latest version of Wickedly Evil Social Marketing Tactics to help me through the maze of social marketing.

    It is refreshing to find someone who isn’t constantly upgrading a product just to extract a few more dollars from clients.

    You’re next beer is on me! Thanks very much for your assistance – and the upgrade – I’m off to start reading and learning,

    Cheers,

    Jeanne

  11. JohnT
    Posted October 18, 2008 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    I am intrigued by this program because I am not interested in gaming Digg by using some program to automatically Digg or upload items to the site – I simply want to see the stats for my friends and fans for the purpose of knowing how well or poorly they are performing for me. Digg users ought to have the information necessary, especially in these times where Digg is obsessed over it’s ‘precious resources’.

    Good job, guys!

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