On a Slashdotting

I’ve been Slashdotted!

Well, not exactly. Slashdot actually had nothing to do with the spike in website traffic I’ve seen in the past thirty-six hours. Rather, Google and other search engines are to blame.

This website gets about 125 unique visitors a day. About. Over the holiday weekend hits were in the eighty range. Middle of the week, we’ll hit 150 a day. But 125. It’s a good number. We’ll use that as our baseline.

Yesterday over 300 unique visitors. Today (and it’s not even over yet), twice that.

Why?

Search engines.

There’s a show, on FOX, that had its season finale last night. And I blogged about that yesterday. And I blogged about that two years ago when its first season finale broadcast. Because those two posts both have the title of the show–which I’m very deliberately not using–and the words “season finale” I’m getting a ton of traffic using some combination of the three words.

Just today? Over four hundred uses of some variant of that search phrase coming from Google, Yahoo!, and AOL.

*sigh*

I know what a lot of these people are looking for. Because they’ve appended the word “download” to their search phrase.

I really can’t help them there. You shoulda set a tape, people. 😉

For what it’s worth, I thought that show’s season finale was, in the immortal words of Eric Cartmann, “hella weak.” A weak ending to a middling season. Maybe the cast shake-up next season this episode set us up for will bring some new life to a show that’s gone from must-see television to formulaic, okay-if-I-miss-it television in the span of about a season.

Heh.

I just had an evil thought!

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

One thought on “On a Slashdotting

  1. I wish I trusted said show’s writers to actually shake up the cast. After the cop-out ending to a certain plotline earlier this year, I very much doubt it’ll happen.

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