Are Stumbleupon and Reddit Beating Digg on Traffic?

Just been having a look at the Alexa rankings of some of the top social news websites and was surprised to see that Stumbleupon and Reddit are both apparently getting more traffic then digg. Have a look at the graph below:



The results are very close so it is hard to tell who is getting the most by looking at the graph, but if you look at the traffic rank for each site you will see that Stumbleupon and Reddit are both supposed to be getting more traffic then digg. Here are the traffic ranks for each site:

  • Stumbleupon – 117th most popular site on the web.
  • Reddit – 135th most popular site on the web.
  • Digg – 138th most popular site on the web.

I am not surprised that Stumbleupon has come out on top, our linkbait articles always seem to get lots of traffic from the social bookmarking site, one of them that we did a few years ago has had almost half a million visitors from it and another that we did just a couple of months ago has already had 274K.

Up until a few months ago digg was way ahead of both of them in the Alexa rankings, I think the drop in traffic could be something to do with the site re-design that they did last August.

Posted in Social Media News By David Eaves a UK search engine optimisation specialist.

6 thoughts on “Are Stumbleupon and Reddit Beating Digg on Traffic?

  1. I am wondering if the Google algorithm changes which took place end of Feb 2011 has played any part in this? I am not sure of the quality of the websites in direct comparison, but I have noticed the graph starts just after this change?

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