Digg Says It’s Growing, Starting To Monetize

digg-logo-144pxThe new Digg, which launched less than six months ago, has started to monetize its website.

It’s doing so by including ads for mobile apps in the existing “Apps We Like” section of its homepage; today, the space is showing an ad for an app called Picturelife. The ad is clearly labeled as “Sponsored,” as you can see below.


The “Apps We Like” feature changes every week, and has traditionally been a hand-picked choice from Digg’s staff. Developers can now apply for consideration and, if Digg likes the app, they’ll follow-up with pricing information.

Though it didn’t share any numbers, Digg’s monetization announcement also says that its userbase has doubled since the site relaunched last summer.

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Digg | Top News


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  • http://twitter.com/DavidIsOnline David Dubrino

    What? Now you can only login with FB or Twitter? http://digg.com/submit Wow, does that mean they flushed all the old accounts we all had?

  • http://twitter.com/DavidIsOnline David Dubrino

    Whoa, where’s the search? Haha, how can you tell if 10,000,000 people have already posted the same story? I guess they dumped their publishers’ accounts as well…

  • http://twitter.com/DavidIsOnline David Dubrino

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