Digg.com has been in the top 100 sites in the US for some time, but they have finally gone global.
According to Alexa, they are #99 worldwide in Traffic Rank. After a rough run through 2009 that ended strong, they have surpassed their strong 2008 levels.
While recent financial success, integration with Twitter and Facebook, and a renewed focus on social news has helped Digg increase in importance and visitors over the last year, a look at their importance in different countries points east.
The United Kingdom (63) is the only European nation where Digg ranks in the top 100, while South Africa (64) is the only African country there.
What does this say about Digg? While it has diversified from its tech-news roots over the past 3 years, there is still a strong tech contingent, especially with Internet-related topics. Humorous pictures and videos have been the most popular “shared” items in social media and Digg is no exception, but the tremendous traffic-driving potential of a Digg front page compels people across the English-speaking world to use it.
As long as Digg stays true to its users, there should be no reason to expect the growth trends to end any time soon.
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Read more about Digg on this Social Media Blog.