Royal Pingdom published a new report on traffic trends for social news sites. The study reminds us there are some fast growing social news sites other than Digg to consider for promoting your posts. The sites included in this study are Digg, Stumbleupon, Slashdot, Reddit, Mixx, Propeller, Newsvine, Fark, Dzone and Sphinn.
Google Trends is used for this study, they are publishing some interesting reports based on Google Trends data, few weeks back they reported about social networking sites. The latest player Yahoo Buzz is not included in the study, the reason being Yahoo Buzz is on a subdomain and Google Trends can’t detect the traffic levels for a subdomain.
- Traffic-wise, Digg.com stands heads and shoulders above the other sites in this survey, but they seem to have reached a plateau. They have roughly the same number of visitors now compared to a year ago.
- Mixx.com has the most aggressive growth curve. Propeller.com (previously hosted on the Netscape.com domain) is also growing fast, doubling its traffic in the last year.
- Slashdot.org (the original) is losing visitors. They have roughly 25% less visitors now compared to a year ago.
- The five largest based on website visitors (sorted, largest first): Digg.com, StumbleUpon.com, Slashdot.org, Propeller.com and Fark.com. (Reddit.com is in 6th place, and is about to overtake Fark.)
If you observe the graphs it is clear that Stumbleupon, Propeller and even Mixx are growing fast while Digg traffic is not changing over the time, it makes sense to concentrate on other social news sites like Stumbleupon to promote your posts or to discover some cool sites. Add me as a friend in Stumbleupon here, if you are a stumble user. Via CenterNetworks, (Image Credit: Royal Pingdom)