Dugg And Lived To Tell About It

The TechZone got Dugg today and lived to tell about it. Digg has grown really big since the last time TTZ got Dugg and I was wondering if the upgraded servers would be able to handle the load from a site that does 200 million page views a month.

The initial Digg put a huge strain on the Apache server and maxed out the available RAM (4GB). This slowed the site down to crawl. However, after a quick reboot, everything work fine and we were able to handle everything the Digg put on us. This blog and the TTZ Media Network was not affected by the Digg because theyโ€™re on separate servers.

Oh ya, the obvious question; how much was this Digg worth? Answer: about $300 extra income. Enough for a night out on the town! ๐Ÿ˜€

4 thoughts on “Dugg And Lived To Tell About It”

  1. Sam says:

    Now that’s nice!

  2. Carl says:

    Never thought it would happen, but Digg now sends more traffic than slashdot.

    Slashdot’s editor-based news is considered obsolete now. I guess their readers got sick of seeing links to crappy reviews of mice and computer cases on the front page ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Geiger says:

    Compared to a normal organic visit, did the average Digg visitor bring in the same amount of revenue?

  4. John Chow says:

    It really depends on the article and how targetted the ad is. I had no matching TTZ Media product to use for the dugg article and as a result didn’t make anywhere near what it would had made if the Digg had been to a review with a matching product.

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