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Ditch Digg for Pligg

Posted on Sep 25th, 2007
Written by Lee Odden
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    Drop Digg for PliggEverybody loves the social media site Digg, or they think they do. It happens to be the social news site that everyone wants to get on because of it’s history, possible traffic and exposure that can come from it. However, Digg is not good for a lot of industries. Instead, look for a Pligg site that is a better match for your news.

    What’s Pligg? Pligg is an open source social news & voting software. Basically Digg. Anyone can download it for free and install it on their servers. Sites are popping up all over the internet that are like Digg, only targeted to different topics. This means that their users may be a better match for your stories and you may have better success with a Pligg powered site than Digg.

    Pligg is powering sites such as:
    Sphinn – For SEO
    Foxwire – Firefox & Thunderbird news.
    Buddhist Events
    Hot2Canada – Canadian News
    Killer Startups – Covering internet startup companies.
    Blogg Buzz – What’s hot on the internet right now.
    Design Float – Design tutorials and tricks.
    Dealigg – Social Bargain Hunting
    Blogs4God – Christian Blogs
    Vroomer – Auto News
    The Knit Pligg
    YardBarker – Sports

    There are many more too. and are tracking hundreds Pligg powered sites. Some are off to a good start with many users, others are small and new, but you never know what’s going to be the next big thing.

    Don’t get me wrong, Digg is great for technology and Apple news, however, it’s not a good social news site for all industries. There are new Pligg sites popping up every day for all sorts of industries and, chances are, you’ll have better luck at one of these smaller, more targeted, sites than you will at Digg.