post-Digging stats

The “cool hack to solve a maze using Photoshop” post got, in turn, posted to reddit, Make.zine, then Digg, then Waxy’s links,, then Boing Boing, then StumbleUpon. Pretty popular!

If you’re interested, here’s my referrer graphs. Basically, Digg wins, in terms of quantity at least if not quality, with a massive 40,000 visits — there’s a real long tail in hits there…

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  1. Posted July 3, 2007 at 19:00 | Permalink

    That’s pretty interesting – thanks for sharing. It’s always difficult to know which of the web 2.0 / UGC / social networking thingummies are most effective at directing traffic, since in the absence of access to the server logs, there are no reliable metrics for comparison.

    Now, if you were to do a post analysing the relative page positions that the item appeared in on each site, length of duration of prominence, and correlate that with traffic, you could produce a pretty good comparison of their effectiveness ;-) Could get you another traffic storm too.

  2. Posted July 4, 2007 at 11:18 | Permalink

    hi Chekov!

    I think there’s a little bias, too, in the type of content I posted. That kind of “cool hack using a popular application” is a perfect Digg story, I’d guess.

  3. Posted July 6, 2007 at 13:35 | Permalink

    I like that graph tool. Which is it? Google Analytics or something?

  4. Posted July 6, 2007 at 13:53 | Permalink

    yep. it’s quite a nice UI…