Out of Control

I staggered out of bed at 7 a.m., made some coffee and checked my site traffic to see I had already had 300 unique visitors in the first 7 hours of the day. Now, it is always nice to see your traffic go up, but this is utterly, totally, ridiculously crazy. Yesterday’s total was 600.

For the past four months traffic was amazingly consistent at about 250 on weekdays, 150 to 200 on weekends. I won’t complain, but it’s definitely bizarre.

(Adam, when you reinstalled my sitemeter a week ago did you do anything weird?)

The Discussion: 7 Comments

I think a link from Conrad doesn’t hurt.

November 26, 2003 @ 10:07 am | Comment

Simon, Conrad has linked to me many, many, many times over the past year. Sure, it’s a great help, but I’ve never seen a sustained increase like this over four days, with no single post generating the traffic. His links definitely help, probably to the tune of 20-30 percent of recent traffic, but there’s another big percentage that I can’t acount for.

November 26, 2003 @ 10:24 am | Comment

I must admit I’ve noticed the same kick up in traffic in my place. I’ve gone from about 100 to 180-220 range in the last few days. Maybe Asia’s become blog flavour of the month?

November 26, 2003 @ 12:30 pm | Comment

Adam says the same thing. The only new factor is Living in China – could that be the answer? Maybe it’s picked up readership and in turn is passing traffic to us….?

November 26, 2003 @ 12:45 pm | Comment

Nope, not me. I didn’t do a thing.

November 26, 2003 @ 8:38 pm | Comment

I linked to your post on the Hailey Xie issue… I don’t think I get a lot of traffic, but I know my audience is a different interest group generally and could provide for some unique new visitors; I got some personal feedback that indicated some folks checked out your site via that discussion.

November 26, 2003 @ 11:07 pm | Comment

Thanks Undertree. It’s good to know that somebody reads this thing, and doesn’t just come here looking for peking duck recipes.

November 27, 2003 @ 11:03 am | Comment

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