Most people are interested in the huge amounts of traffic you get by hitting the first page of Digg. JohnCow.com did a piece recently titled, Digg Made Easy. Sure, 75,000 visitors is pretty nice.
But what happens if nobody else diggs your site? You’re left out there with just a single digg, or maybe two, and what happens?
You’re in luck, because I have the traffic analytics to answer that question!
Recently, as part of my Win Me As A Slave Contest, two of the contestants dugg the contest page. And that was it…apparently nobody on Digg itself thought a blogger giving himself away in (figurative) bondage to promote his blog was digg worthy. Everyone’s so jaded these days!
Anyway, 18 people from Digg clicked through to the contest page when it was on the first page of upcoming news. 1 person clicked through when it was on page 3, 1 from page 8, one from page 11, and one from page 53. 2 clicked through on the Offbeat News page.
Those 2 diggs resulted in a total of 24 unique visitors to the blog. Only a couple of them didn’t bounce immediately (apparently they weren’t actually interested in reading anything…note to self, include a picture next time!) The two that didn’t bounce spent about 12 minutes total on the site and clicked on a couple of other posts.
There you have it. You may not get much traffic from one or two diggs, but you do get some traffic. And a couple of people might actually take the time to read your site!