Digg launched some new Digg buttons and a widget generator for publishers. The company feels that this will improve speed, usability and flexibility of integrations for publishers. According to Web Pro News, the updated tools are “one of the many steps we’re taking in advance of the official release of the new version of Digg to make the user experience more inviting and the publisher experience more customized and measurable.”

Features of the new Digg buttons include:

  • Dynamic display of live Digg count, which will increase user interaction.
  • The buttons no longer take users to Digg
  • Faster load time
  • Customizable look and feel. This will include a new “medium” size button giving publishers the option to create their own Digg button.
  • Related stories from the publisher’s domain to users that click the button