The Beaufort Gazette recently posted a fairly routine AP story on its Weird News page online. (Teen claims spiders alerted her to fire).
Somehow the popularity/referral service Digg latched onto that link, and before long the spider Diggers accounted for four times as much traffic as the sites homepage.
Now this isn't an appeal for more stories about spiders. But it can be a useful reminder about the power of the referral services. Articles on most of our sites provide links to Digg, del.ic.ious, Newsvine and others on articles. You want to be sure you have them all available.
P.S. Sorry about the lack on new posts here. We were busy with a board of directors meeting and other matters here and I just didn't have much time. I'm scheduled to be on the road in the Carolinas next week, but will try to do better anyhow.