I'm with Nick Carr on this one: Techmeme doesn't drive much traffic. Nor does Valleywag, in my experience. These sites are said to be important within Silicon Valley circles, but I've had stories hit both, and the most I've seen from them is a few hundred pageviews.
Digg drives tens of thousands. Slashdot is the same. Groklaw, too, is up there. The Silicon Valley aggregators? Not so much.
It may be, as Nick allows, that these sites are important for the influencers that read them. But they're certainly not important for volume. Nick writes:… Read more