On Search Madness

WordPress provides, on the back-end, a stats-tracking package. I’ve been using it for a little more than six months now, and it’s pretty nice. I doesn’t give me all the information I want, but it does give me a lot, like what people are looking for.

Beats pulling a server log to get that. 😉

Yesterday afternoon I took a look to see what people were looking for on a fine, dreary Sunday.

And much to my shock, my hits had gone through the roof.

Specifically, the hits on a post on Anakin Skywalker’s father had gone through the roof.

There are time, by the way, that I’ve regretted ever writing up my theory on Anakin’s parentage. Like when someone thought that, for Wikipedia purposes, it was a definitive source. Yeah, that traffic spike was exciting….

Strangely, all these hits yesterday came from the UK. So I wonder if one of the networks there showed one of the Prequel Trilogy films. Especially as all of the hits came at the same time, between 5:15 and 5:30 their time.

Weird. Most weird.

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.

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