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comment by insomniasexx

We were discussing last night how odd of an influx this last one as been. It's been a lot of small waves instead of one massive one, like we've seen previously.

Here's a graph:

Keep in mind, the peeks are ~2000% increase so it's a bit hard to tell our before and after traffic. The after traffic from the last influx was a bit higher than our before traffic, but not by huge amount. Also keep in mind the holiday weekend, etc.

Lastly, we honor do-not-tracks and all sorts of stuff so this is really not that accurate. For example, if we were linked to in /r/netsec or something, we probably wouldn't notice an influx via Piwik.

Interesting factoid! We got ~1000 visits from June 1-July 7 from that weird Mashable clickbait from over a year ago.

user-inactivated  ·  2636 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Huh. That's actually about what I suspected but it's still cool to see. Maybe I'll ask about the whole year come January 1st, 2016.

Gumbo  ·  2635 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Could you use that data in a logarithmic scale? I believe It would give a better understanding of what all that stuff is on the bottom, because right now it barely registers as noise.

I also think an explanation of the more "constant" second jump can be attributed to the people that visited the first time actually giving the site a second shot and getting to understand the inner workings of hubski.

I'm one of those people. The first time was more of a visit and forget because I couldn't find the topics I wanted to, but now, with a second attempt to use the site, I made an account and really delved into what the site is, and I am really enjoying it.

_Shipwreck  ·  2636 days ago  ·  link  ·  

July also has way more searches for hubski, and we're only about a week in.