A Thought about Digg

24 Jun

There are many posts about how Digg traffic sucks. I agree with those sentiments (been Dugg about 25-30 times).

The earlier argument was that it lead to a lot of links. I used to agree – before. Nowadays, it seems like getting Dugg leads to no/very little linkage. That is if your story has made it – in the last 10 days we have had four pages/sites Dugg indirectly – our own submission was buried, but a site like Lifehacker or News.com (that just linked/regurgitated what we said) made it through.

So – if the traffic is useless, and its ability to generate links is weakened – why would anyone want to buy Digg?

Something to chew on.

4 Responses to A Thought about Digg


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June 25th, 2007 at 2:04 am


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Elmer Thomas

June 25th, 2007 at 2:26 am

In your experience, what source traffic brought you the most links?



June 25th, 2007 at 2:29 am


Thing is, no source is an island. Eg if we get Dugg, then perhaps Blog X will pick it up, and then Blog Y. But perhaps Site will pick it up, then Blog Y, and then Blog Z. Throw in different market niches, and it gets convoluted.

I would say Digg *used* to be the best (1+ year ago) – now its relatively crap. We use AdWords to tremendous success in building links – http://www.techsoapbox.com/the-ibegin-weather-widget-powering-it-up/



June 25th, 2007 at 2:36 am

Amusing article.