If they [Digg users] happen to find one of our posts Digg-worthy we’d be flattered. [The pledge] does mean that I will not construct any future posts with the sole purpose of getting on the homepage of Digg (not that we ever really did much of that anyway).
Perhaps we were wrong—at least in the last comment there. Although we remain fully and deeply committed to our Not-Made-For-Digg pledge, we are
proud and just a little bit humble surprised and delighted to discover that Marketing Pilgrim is one of the websites with the highest Digg saturation. Patrick Altoft of BlogStorm compiled a list of sites with the most mentions on Digg. These numbers mean that “marketingpilgrim.com” has been mentioned in submitted URLs, comments and comment links 1600 times:
Of course, I’m sure you’re just as excited as we are to be so popular, but you’re wondering who on earth could have beaten Marketing Pilgrim out. The top ten and some selected other sites:
- 17. msn.com
- 41. TechCrunch
- 55. Search Engine Land
- 57. Pronet Advertising
- 58. Search Engine Journal
- 59. Mashable
- 65. SEOmoz
- 70. ProBlogger
- 84. Matt Cutts
While we continue our pledge to not post Digg bait articles, we are happy and flattered to have our non-Digg-bait posts be so well-received!