Lee Odden

Ditch Digg for Pligg

Lee Odden     Blogging Strategy

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. PligSites.com and Pligg.org 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.

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Lee Odden About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on B2B marketing topics including content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely running, traveling or cooking up something new.


  1. Thanks for sharing! Gonna test pligg right now.

  2. Good collection of pligg websites. Lots of sites available online powered by pligg…