I learn something new every day. Little did I know, being the trailing-edge blogger that I am, that Digg is so powerful. I’ve focused on links and Technorati, but there’s a parallel universe of traffic and Digg.

Here’s a good example. This is my traffic log for the first few weeks of September. The spike of 37,366 page views on September 8th is purely because a blog posting appeared on the home page of Digg.


The guy who removed the scales from my eyes about the power of Digg is Neil Patel. He’s written a very informative post called “Using Digg and Netscape to get traffic”; you should read it if you care about traffic. He writes lots of good stuff about blog and site optimization, so consider subscribing to his RSS feed by clicking here.