Well, it’s been a little under two weeks since I made the front page of slashdot. What did the traffic look like? Well, here’s the week before:
Around 300 hits per day on average. Here’s the slashdotting:
10,000 hits the half day it hit, and about 18,000 the day after. About 60 times my normal traffic. But, what did people visit?
The vast majority just read the story, as I expected. But, traffic on other pages was up as much as 200%. The OTA traffic, though, where people would actually download PodTrapper only saw a 32% increase, even with all that traffic. The new trial users looked like this:
So while slashdot drove a lot of traffic, it had near zero immediate impact on trial user counts. Interesting.
I haven’t had a chance to do any thorough analysis, mostly because I’m not sure what kind of analysis would have value. If there are any numbers you’d like to see let me know in the forums.