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Feel The Power Of The Digg

Discussion in 'Social Networks' started by Moto, Sep 27, 2006.

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    I had no doubt that I would send The Internet’s Biggest Google Whores to the Digg front page. However, I was not prepared for the overwhelming response from the Digg users. This Digg was just plain MASSIVE! At last count, the story had received over 1,300 Diggs.
    SEMrush
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    As you can see on the above chart, the Digg came just a few minutes before noon and hit so hard that my server admin had to increase the maximum allowable connections because of the number of Diggers trying to visit the blog. At one point there were over 3,000 people logged on. The blog did over 15,000 page views in the first hour, nearly 12,000 page views in the second hour. In less than two hours, it destroyed the previous one-day traffic record of 20,000 page views. The little bump in traffic at 17:00 came when Delicious picked up the story. When all was said and done, the blog set a new one-day traffic record of 55,856 page views.

    BTW - The story got Farked today. :)
     
    Moto, Sep 27, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Roman

    Roman Buffalo Tamer™

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    #2
    Congrats, submit your story to slashdot.org
    If it gets picked up there expect to break your one-day record in an hour or two.
     
    Roman, Sep 27, 2006 IP
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    marcel Well-Known Member

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    Hey john

    good to see you on DP
     
    marcel, Sep 27, 2006 IP
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    Very interesting!

    I'm interested in how your traffic will look a few months after the Digg.
     
    bbqchips, Sep 27, 2006 IP
  5. GuyFromChicago

    GuyFromChicago Permanent Peon

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    Just goes to show you people will digg anything...even if it's a poorly written article full of inaccuracies.
     
    GuyFromChicago, Sep 27, 2006 IP
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    MrPoloShirt Peon

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    Wow Moto, aren't you scared the increased traffic will cause alert from Google?
     
    MrPoloShirt, Sep 27, 2006 IP
  7. Moto

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    They'll Delicious and Fark it too. :)
     
    Moto, Sep 27, 2006 IP
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    Umm, no. This barely puts a dent in my total traffic. I don't just run a blog.
     
    Moto, Sep 27, 2006 IP
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    KingSEO Peon

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    Soo, after reading this on duggmirror because your site is down, the question I have for the selfproclaimed "dot com mogul" is; how much do you make?
     
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  10. Moto

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    The site never went down - the server had to be rebooted after increasing the allowable connections.

    How much I make is nobody's business. I make enough for Google to offer me a one year CPM rate contract to show ads on my site. I'll leave it to you to guess at how much the contract is worth.
     
    Moto, Sep 27, 2006 IP
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    Nintendo ♬ King of da Wackos ♬

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    I've submited one of my articles to Digg once, and got...

    [​IMG]

    in Uniques.
     
    Nintendo, Sep 27, 2006 IP
  12. adamovic

    adamovic Active Member

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    I wonder what was your maximum allowable connections before and what had you set as new maximum?
     
    adamovic, Sep 27, 2006 IP
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    I've never 'felt the power of digg' and I've been dugg several times. Once I was on digg, collegehumour and i-am-bored in the same afternoon and although uniques were nearing 50,000 for that day alone nothing crashed. I just have a simple reseller hosting account so I was kind of surprised.
     
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    mopacity Well-Known Member

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    Is that still true? i thought Digg 'power' is more these days compared to slashdot,but i'm not 100% sure tho
     
    mopacity, Sep 27, 2006 IP
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    pretty much if you get on Digg you've got great traffic for a few days...fleeting
     
    mikejmu, Sep 27, 2006 IP
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    Yet you felt compiling a list over others income was a good venture. Funny.
     
    KingSEO, Sep 27, 2006 IP
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    I really don't know. I just told the admin to increase it. The funny thing was when I first set up the blog, I never intended for it to do this much traffic so I set it up with the standard hosting account that is built into the host control panel of CPanel. I didn't know the standard setup only included 5GB of bandwidth. Went through that pretty quick. :)
     
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    whats even funnier is ive had 4 reporters contact me directly because of that post....

    the press is all over digg now adays
     
    Shoemoney, Sep 27, 2006 IP
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    max number of connection


    Moto, could you please ask admin about that max number of connections before and now? And write here or PM those number?

    I really would like to know how many max connections is enough to be able to survive slashdot effect (digg, slashdot).
     
    adamovic, Sep 28, 2006 IP
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    the max is 255 without recompiling apache and that should be plenty.... a attack from digg or slashdot will need good caching (wordpress 2.0 does pretty good with that) so you dont have a ton of db calls. The db engine will be your weakest link most likely
     
    Shoemoney, Sep 28, 2006 IP