Up until today when I thought of digg.com and getting visitors there, my reaction was *yawn*, I'll never made the front page. Boy was I wrong. I submitted my first news article to the site today, about the massive Google SPAM bust.
When it comes to traffic, I've never seen anything like this. The article made the front page and I am now getting about 100-200 unique visitors a MINUTE!!!! With in the first two hours I got over 7,000 unique, er no, make that 7,600, er no, 9,058...you get the idea!!!!
If you got some good stories, you should really try submitting them to digg.com!!!!
100% success rate at making the front page is not bad at all!!!!
It is suggested that you be on a server that can handle a good DOS attack of visitors!! I first found out it made it to the index page by seeing the site was down, so I looked at digg.com and...oh my...I better restart apache and get the site back up, I'm on the front page!!! I've had SSH top open since then to watch it just in case it goes down again.
If you can, make the page as static as possible. I'm on 100% HTML with just one SSI code, to show the comments. We've seen horror stories where getting to the front page crashed the server, and we know what Shawn at DigitalPoint did after Digg crashed the server a few times!!! Getting a DOS attack of visitors can be good, if you can handle it.