Getting on Digg increases Google traffic in real time

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  • August 17, 2007
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

BlogStorm hit the front page of Digg again yesterday, sending even more traffic than the last time.

This time the story got 2100 diggs in the first 2 hours after hitting the homepage before being buried (not quite sure why, maybe because people reported it as being not safe for work). In these 2 hours Digg sent just over 50,000 unique visitors! My hosting couldn’t handle most of the traffic so maybe more people tried to view the page but couldn’t.

The most interesting part of a week in which we have seen slightly under 150,000 visitors in 5 days is that Google traffic has shot up. Take a look at this report on the weeks search traffic (pdf) and you can see a big jump in traffic from Google.

Proof that linkbait works.