3-May-2005 (Tue)
Wherein we find that we are big in Japan.

Well, it's the beginning of the month, and that means "time to read the web logs!" Let's start off with a handy infographic:

accesses per day:

We served fifteen times as much traffic in April as we did in the previous month. January, February, and March were each around 2.4 million accesses; April was 37 million.

Gosh, what could have caused that.

It looks like the photos of The Event Which Shall Not Be Named were a huge hit in Japan and The Netherlands:

.com, .net, .org       34%
.jp       25%
.nl       21%
everywhere else       < 4% each

Also, we served 700,000  404 errors caused by people incrementing numbers on the images looking for a double-super-sekrit stash of extra pictures.

Normally the four top-ranking documents are the two RSS files, the top-level page, and the webcam slideshow image, in that order. In April, the top-level page was #6, and every other page in the top 50 was a part of that particular photo gallery.

4 Responses:

  1. icis_machine says:

    clearly it was all about the amish rake fight.

  2. Are you really surprised that hosting fr33 pr0n spikes your bandwidth? I mean, come on, if you have the words "amish rake fight" in your title tag, google's going to pick up on it.

  3. sherbooke says:

    Well, if you will show silhouettes of strange illuminated mannequins, what do you expect?