Digg is committed to sharing the most interesting — and most talked about — stories on the internet. Using virtual thumbs-ups from Digg users — called, what else? diggs — Facebook shares and tweets for a story, Digg determines how to populate its home page. Digg also operates as an RSS reader, so you can add the feeds you want to read into your Digg account, keeping all of your reading organized in one place. For bloggers, Digg can generate traffic, so make sure your social media buttons let your readers “digg” your work.
Pinterest collects all of your inspiration — and your aspirations — in one place. Whether you’re using the Pinterest app at the grocery store to figure out what to make for dinner or browsing the online version to collect inspiration for your next blog post, Pinterest is the place for you. Drive considerable traffic to your blog with “pinnable” images or consider it your social bookmarking tool and simply use Pinterest to plan projects that make you smile — like holiday crafts or room decor inspiration.
Like Gate allows you to share hidden content with your readers when they “like” your content. The WordPress plug-in works with Facebook likes to increase engagement with your blog’s visitors. Decide what type of hidden content you’d like to provide — from e-book downloads to YouTube videos — and tempt new readers to come “like” what you’ve posted to uncover the mystery content. In addition to driving traffic to your blog, an interesting video could increase your YouTube subscribers — just by encouraging that little, blue thumbs up.
Delicious provides a way to discover, share and organize the best content online. Use the app or the web version to browse content or share your own content on their widely-read site. Linking your blog content puts your words in front of the eyes of the Delicious users, giving you the chance to gain a larger audience and to generate traffic for your blog.
StumbleUpon works with your interests to show you the kind of websites you want to see. The more you use it, the more customized your browsing experience will be. In addition to helping readers discover new blogs, StumbleUpon can be a traffic generator for bloggers — especially if something you post gains traction on the site.