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The Digg Effect

Discussion in 'Social Networks' started by Moto, Mar 3, 2006.

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    The above graph was taken at 10:30PM 3/2/06. As you can see, the Digg came at around 5:00PM and jumped traffic 20 times above normal! The site should finish the day with 25,000 page views, which will be a new record.

    For those who don't know what a Digg is, this post should explain things.

    I love getting Dugg! :D
    SEMrush
     
    Moto, Mar 3, 2006 IP
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  2. Blogsip

    Blogsip Well-Known Member

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    I love the digg effect as well.:D
     
    Blogsip, Mar 3, 2006 IP
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    onedollar SEO Consultant for Hire

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    wow !
    does this mean your site was featured at digg's home page?
     
    onedollar, Mar 3, 2006 IP
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    Haichi Well-Known Member

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    wow that is worth diggin for
     
    Haichi, Mar 4, 2006 IP
  5. KeithLDick

    KeithLDick Peon

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    Wish I could get *Dugg!*... :(

    You guys never Not amaze me with what Data you research and how well you promote your sites...

    To me what you guys do seems like a *Full Time Job* with no time left for anything else..
     
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    Intlws Peon

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    Thanks for the info. I guess it's time to get diggin!
     
    Intlws, Mar 4, 2006 IP
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    jim_h Peon

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    Thanks for the heads up, great blog post. Anyone know of any other sites similar to fark/digg/slashdot except in different niches. I'm searching for pet and music geared sites now, just wondering if anyone knew of some others off-hand
     
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    mightyb Banned

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    #8
    Time for a shamless plug http://blogreporter.biz/ my PR5 digg clone for blogs :D wont get you mush traffic at this stage but will defenetely get you some nice links.
     
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    jim_h Peon

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    Nice! Thanks for sharing, I've got a couple of blogs going live this week so I'll give your site a look
     
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  10. Moto

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    Yes, that is what the Digg Effect is.
     
    Moto, Mar 4, 2006 IP
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  11. Moto

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    Well, I guess web marketing is my full time job since I don't have a *real job*. However, you comment about no time left for anything else isn't true. I have all the time in the world. One of the reasons we get into this is to buy your freedom back. I don't have to deal with waking up to an alarm clock or fluming in rush hour. The lifestyle offered by the internet is truly great and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
     
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    I listed my first digg today. Got 6 right away and then nothing. Kind of breaks my heart :'(
     
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    The most important part of the Digg effect in my opinion is backlinks
    One of my sites got digged 3 times in a short period of time and because of that it gained a few hundreds backlinks that are still sending traffic myway, I also had a few link exchange requests from some of the "authority" sites in my niche.
     
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    Making the front page of digg does WONDERS for your site.

    traffic and backlinks that result are insane.

    When I made front page, they sent me 13,000 visitors from digg. To this day I still get traffic from the submission. Not to mention all the backlinks and other traffic it is still generating everyday from other pages.
     
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    The digg community is a large instant gratification type. Sure, you will see a huge traffic boost but they are a very tech/net savvy group who are not really likely to buy from you or click your ads.
     
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    You would never believe how many people use digg feeds. I went from pr0 to pr5 just by being on the front page for a few minutes. My listing got a bit... removed afterwards lol
     
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    Anyway ya look at it I'm still amazed... I wish I would have gotten into this a way long time ago... :D
     
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    It would be interesting to see a comparision between digg and slashdot. Awhile ago there was one but the effect was overlapped. You'd really need to take two seperates sites and get one on one front page and one on another...of course both sites would probably end up on both...

    Besides digg and slashdot what other sites provide massive traffic boosts?
     
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    For my sites, a slashdot has always produced bigger results. This is because of 3 reasons.

    1 - Slashdot is a bigger site than Digg
    2 - There are less stories on the slashdot front page
    3 - Stories on slashdot stay on the front page longer

    The other big news site, but not tech related, is fark.com
     
    Moto, Mar 4, 2006 IP
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    nevetS Evolving Dragon

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    Don't forget BoingBoing - that's a pretty good one.
     
    nevetS, Mar 4, 2006 IP