I got digged – The digg effect

So I woke up this morning bleary eyed to check my sites/stats/etc as I normally do and I noticed quite a lot of users online..

This is normal though, sometimes I get hit by trackback spambots and have 50-60 users online, but this time, they were legitimate, and all looking at the same story – How to use RSS feeds on your WordPress site.

RSS for WordPress

Then I thought hmm…so I checked my sitemeter, and low and behold I had a whole load of referrals from digg!


Hmm so I checked the traffic for today, yup a massive spike!

digg effect

And there I was, my face on the front page of digg and my story on my little blog 😀

digg front page

I’ve seen other people get 35,000 hits in a day from the digg effect, so hopefully the traffic a) will keep coming and b) won’t crash the server 🙂 Seems pretty steady so far.

Something like the Slashdot effect but I think not so extreme 🙂

Anyway here’s the digg URL:





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14 Responses to I got digged – The digg effect

  1. Jee January 20, 2006 at 12:15 pm #


    Just make sure your current hosting can handle the traffic surge 😉

  2. Wingz January 20, 2006 at 12:16 pm #

    wuah lucky gwailo

  3. Pat January 20, 2006 at 12:56 pm #

    Lol! Guilty of assisting and abetting – thats what you get for introducing me to digg and spymy man! 😉

    Oh hey, enjoy the hols and have a good time up north (Vik says hi)…

  4. __earth January 20, 2006 at 3:19 pm #

    u lucky bastard.

  5. Dabido (Teflon) January 20, 2006 at 5:45 pm #

    Now that’s a phallic looking graph!!!

    Your post has given the internet a hard on! 🙂

  6. alexallied January 20, 2006 at 6:54 pm #

    not bad at all. enjoy the traffic 🙂

  7. spiller January 20, 2006 at 6:59 pm #

    another reason to partay tonite, yay!

  8. KY January 21, 2006 at 10:09 am #

    bandwidth exceeded not yet? 😛

  9. Persian Kitty January 21, 2006 at 11:57 pm #

    Hi Handsome,

    I wanna hump your leg.

  10. ShaolinTiger January 22, 2006 at 12:39 am #

    Hosting handled it fine, didn’t get much traffic though as I was digged about 10-11pm I think, I’ve seen spikes of 35,000 unique hits on some diggs, I only got about 3000 🙁

    Wingz: Don’t confuse luck with skill.

    Pat: Thanks man, see you when I’m back.

    Dabido: Yah ROFL, didn’t look at like that.

    KY: Nah I’m not hosting Suan any more, plenty of bandwidth now 😀

  11. Planet Malaysia September 21, 2006 at 5:54 pm #

    I was get temporary suspended by Web Hosting company when I get digged. Here it’s:

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