Search Engine Land made the Digg home page yesterday because of Neil Patel’s great article, The New Digg Features Plus, A Submitter’s Perspective. I’ve already covered how as a new site, we’re still growing our traffic. Now I’ve got a chance to show what it means to a new site to get digged.
The picture above tells the tale. Once we hit, the first hour brought in nearly 4,000 visits. Then it tapered off. For the entire day, we had 7,134 visits from Digg, 78 percent of our entire traffic. Bear in mind that this is all "cream," IE — traffic above and beyond what we’d already normally get. Also, the stats are off Google Analytics rather than our ad server. Our official page view stats, when I start doing monthly recaps here on the blog, will come off our ad server data.
A special thanks out to Tiger Technologies, our hosting company. I didn’t discover we got digged until long after it happened. Our server never crashed. Our performance never slowed as far as I could tell. It was just another day in the neighborhood for us. Rob, who runs the company is a good friend plus provides a great service. You need good, solid affordable hosting, check him out. Tiger Tech, now Digg tested :)