Normally I have between between 300 – 500 unique visits a day on this blog – with the bulk coming between 9:00 – 5:00 (suffice it to say — GASP! — people surf the net at work).
So I was surprised when I looked this morning and saw there were 173 visits between midnight and 8:00am (normally the “slow time” for visitors).
What would cause a traffic spike like that?
A couple of weeks ago, somehow an eight month old post, “Be Careful What You Say on the Internet!” got “stumbled upon” sending a flurry of traffic. I figured something similar must have happened last night.
Nope. A quick check of Sitemeter showed a ton of visits from people searching Google/Yahoo for the story of the bozo doing 219 MPH in his Lamborghini down a Phoenix freeway. They were finding last nights post/video — Idiot Drives Lamborghini 219 MPH on Phoenix Freeway.
Every page looks similar to this in my Sitemeter stats:
Obviously it would be highly unlikely if any of these visitors are also in need of a Phoenix real estate agent. Right?
You never know. Looking deeper at the stats, many of these visits were from Phoenix area residents. Who knows, maybe a few will read something else, and decide they like it here. All it takes is for one to bookmark the blog, add it to their feed reader, or “phone a friend”.
Clearly the Lamborghini post had nothing to do with real estate. But it was local news, and let’s face it — people go to the internet for news. Nothing wrong with them finding your blog when they do.
[tags]Lamborghini, blogging, blog traffic[/tags]