A leading online journal, the Telegraph, has broken all records on Digg. It surpassed its competitors to come out first in submitting the most stories to the website known to be the first page of the internet.
Not only did the news outlet submit more stories, but also more content, making it to the front pages of Digg. Despite the stiff competition from other publications, the Telegraph has topped the charts.
However, the magazine lost at StumbleUpon, where “The Sun” and “Times Online” had the most submissions. But at Digg, the Telegraph performed significantly well and won.
What is Digg?
Digg was launched in the year 2004 as a news aggregator. It became an instant hit due to its unique and entertaining brand. The site has the honour to feature in the 100 most trafficked websites on the internet.
Digg targeted a wide array of topics for its visitors including, science, food, entertainment, and viral internet videos. Links from all over the internet are posted on Digg, and the users can vote which they like the best by Digging.
Digging means up-voting a story. The Digg community uses the “Digg button” to promote a post. Story with plenty of votes is promoted to the first page and other channels.
How did Telegraph Come on Top?
The publication managed to grasp the attention of a whopping over 16,000 readers while its 1000 stories ranked on the first page. “Daily Mail” was on the second number with 865 stories on the first page, while “The Guardian” secured third with just over 500.
Taking a Closer Look at Numbers
When we analyse the data, it is evident that “Telegraph” and “Daily Mail” have fewer users than “The Guardian”. However, the ratio of Diggs per million users is better for them. The number of submissions helped Telegraph in taking the top spot. Here’s a real-time statistics of it:
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Earlier results could be deceiving since they do not show the entire picture. The Telegraph and Daily Mail do a better job convincing users to Digg comparing the rest of the outlets. Moreover, the data shown is only of last month’s traffic levels which raises questions on the competition.