Phil Sim

Web, media, PR and… footy

Slashdot effect vs Dig effect vs Blog effect

If you’re the type of person who tends to obsess over your traffic (we don’t, no we don’t, no siree) then you’ll find this post on Kottke.org fascinating. It compares the traffic the Kottke blog received when a story it posted appeared on both Slashdot and Digg. The whole thing is definitely worth a read, but in summary Slashdot sent through four-times as many links as the new kid on the block, Digg.

Digg put through 20,000 visitors and Slashdot about 84,000. My experience, and the experence I’ve heard from others, is that even your A-List bloggers cannot come remotely close to driving anything like that level of traffic which kind of keeps in perspective where blogs still exist on the Internet hierarchy.

Filed under: Blogs

6 Responses

  1. Hexxenn says:

    The problem with blogs is that 95% of them aren’t posting anything original, they’re just posting links to news stories at places like, oh, Slashdot.

    Along with some useless commentary, of course.

  2. “keeps in perspective where blogs still exist on the Internet hierarchy.”

    Slashdot is a blog.
    😀

    /pedantic

  3. […] Slashdot effect vs Dig effect vs Blog effect Digg may be the new kid on the aggregator block, but olde-worlde Slashdot still sends through four times as much traffic. […]

  4. Linux Admin says:

    I think Slashdot is more IT Tech traffic oriented, Digg also has Tech but also Politics, Funny stuff etc. I would prefer Slashdot traffic if I run IT Tech stuff🙂

  5. […] Slashdot effect vs Dig effect vs Blog effect Digg may be the new kid on the aggregator block, but olde-worlde Slashdot still sends through four times as much traffic. […]

  6. Hi, everything is going fine here and ofcourse every one is sharing facts, that’s truly excellent, keep up writing.

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