On an average day over the last several months, APRN.ORG (the web site for news from the Alaska Public Radio Network), our daily web visit count (according to Google Analytics) was usually under 1,000. On a good day, we’d spike to maybe 1,200. On a great day, we’d spike to 1,500.
But once Sarah Palin was selected as the Republican VP nominee, you can imagine what happened.
As shown in the graph above, we suddenly spiked to nearly 5,200 visits in a single day, and hit over the 3,000 mark a couple times the following week.
Our traffic is dying down now, almost to normal levels. But what a ride that was. I only wish we had a dedicated web team to do more stuff. Maybe someday.