Propeller is all but dead, did you notice?

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  • May 27, 2008
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

Widely touted as a viable competitor to Digg caused a storm when it arrived on the scene and stole some of Digg’s top users with promises of $1000 a month salaries back in 2006.

Fast forward 2 years and the site has a new domain and things don’t seem to be going well.

I don’t pretend to know what goes on inside Propeller but I do know how much traffic landing on the front page can send, and it really isn’t very much. In fact getting on to the top of the Propeller front page recently has been sending 500 visitors maximum and that is pretty poor.

In comparison hitting the front page of Digg sends 10,000 to 100,000 visitors.

Currently a submission 19 minutes old with 8 votes has made it to the top of the front page. Pretty easy to replicate that if you have 9 friends and an instant messenger account.


Have you got a different story? How much traffic does propeller send your site?