How to explain site traffic?

It makes no sense. I haven’t posted anything remarkable and I haven’t been linked by Instrapundit, but over the past three days my site traffic has been in the range of 400 unique visitors each day. I know, it’s a teensy drop in the bucket for Phil and Conrad (they get that much each hour), but for me it’s pretty amazing.

In Beijing I often got thousands of hits a day due to my posts on SARS (posts on AIDS, gays in China and The Great Firewall also helped). It was a short ride that ended the day I moved to Singapore. Daily traffic dropped to less than 150 a day for my first two months here, then stabilized at about 250 a day. The leap of the past three days is inexplicable.

400 visitors a day is nothing to brag about. But it is nice to know that a couple hundred people around the world “make an appointment” to come by every day. Let’s see how long the current spike lasts.

The Discussion: 13 Comments


November 25, 2003 @ 5:45 pm | Comment

All those people looking for chinese recipes must be really fed up with find you !! ๐Ÿ™‚

November 25, 2003 @ 6:19 pm | Comment

I’ve noticed an increase in traffic too. Nothing large either. I don’t know, maybe there are more mainlanders who have become aware of us.

November 25, 2003 @ 6:46 pm | Comment

Phil, it’s true that “Peking Duck” is what most of the Google hits are about, but that’s only 25 percent of total traffic. The rest come either because they find my charm irresistible or they are extreme masochists.

November 25, 2003 @ 7:43 pm | Comment

Well, I came to Peking Duck via Conrad, but I can tell you that your style and material will keep me coming back. No boobies needed. (Conrad, you did not see me write that, OK?) My wife is from Taipei, and her family from the Shanghai area. Many relatives are there on both sides of the straits, as well as here (US). I applaud your efforts to keep open the lines of dialogue among us all.


November 26, 2003 @ 2:05 am | Comment

echoed. I think PD should have much higher traffic. Certainly a lot more intelligent than the faff I put out.

November 26, 2003 @ 2:55 am | Comment

Thanks guys. I don’t have the in-your-face verve that Phil and Conrad do, so I’ll never be a super-blogger like them, but it’s nice to know somebody’s actually reading the stuff I’m taking all this time to write.

November 26, 2003 @ 2:56 pm | Comment

Itรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs okay boys, you can admit being homophobicรขโ‚ฌยฆ Plus Postscript

Postscript Look. I am so bored with all these people coming to read this thing, and I am sure a lot of people are commenting all over the place. Me personally, not smart point made got blown up, out of

November 26, 2003 @ 4:59 pm | Comment

I am not a super blogger – Conrad does about 50% more traffic than me on average and of course he gets those wonderful ( IHATE HIM FOR THIS) blips when instapuppy links to him. In fact, there only 41 sites in the world that link to me. I am SO UNPOPULAR!

November 26, 2003 @ 5:44 pm | Comment

Well, we all know that Instapuppy only links to losers, so we’re not jealous at all. Yeah, right.

November 26, 2003 @ 6:42 pm | Comment

Oh Richard you say all the right things

November 27, 2003 @ 5:59 am | Comment

Oh Richard you say all the right things

November 27, 2003 @ 6:00 am | Comment

I got you by searching for dog restaurant Hong Kong and I got your Vietnamese story about the guy selling the mute kid

September 15, 2006 @ 3:59 am | Comment

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