About a month after NYC tech outfit Betaworks resurrected Digg last August, web publishers began to notice that for the first time in years, a portion of their readers was coming from the revamped site. Six months after the launch of Digg v1.0, the numbers are in: The aggregator’s referral traffic is up roughly 40% month-over-month, according to BuzzFeed data. Digg, which currently depends heavily on human editors who curate what goes up on the site each day, is still far from its former Internet kingmaker days, but things are looking rosy: A survey of 2,600 Diggers revealed 81% would recommend the new Digg to a friend.
Digg’s Traffic Up 40% Month Over Month Since Re-Launch
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).