Second Tree Blog

Semi-regularly updated musings from the Tim, Julie, Benton, Carson, and Alana Wilsons.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

You just never know what will get picked up on the 'net

Somewhat suprisingly, considering that a not insignificant part of my job for the past 5 years or so has involved web analytics, but I spend next to no time looking at web traffic data for this site. Actually, maybe it isn't all that surprising, since, being in the field, I know how easy it is to go down inconsequential ratholes when just "browsing" through data.

But, I did take a look recently to see if there were any overall trends in traffic to the site. I noticed that there was a whopper of a spike back in July of last year (a "spike" meaning 5,000 visits to the site in the month rather than the more normal 2,000 or so -- these numbers are inflated for a variety of reasons, so don't take them as absolutes). That got me looking to see what drove the traffic, and I found out it was the image below, which is posted on a page I set up on a lark a couple of years ago.

Somehow, somebody who goes by the moniker "shoola" stumbled across it and posted it as a part of his/her suggested caption for a "Daily Picture" site for July 13, 2007. Scroll down a little bit and you'll see it.

It is a damn funny picture, though!



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