April 21, 2011
Last Friday someone asked "shall we go to the pub?" I thought it was a great idea, but as I feel I've lost my own identity and become a conduit for the Internet I thought I should check with it first.
Whacking shalligotothepub.com into my browser I was shocked to find no answer. I couldn't possibly go to the pub without the Internet sanctioning it, so Pawel and I spent 20 minutes creating shalligotothepub.com.
It was done for our own amusement, but after Patrick submitted it to StumbleUpon the hits started rolling in, and in, and in. Thousands and thousands of visits within a couple of hours was NOT what we were expecting! (So we quickly stuck a Facebook Like button on there.) And they continued. Over 11k on the first day, and half that on the next. Monday and Tuesday saw an unexpected resurgence in people wanting to go to the pub with the Internet's permission. Tuesday being the busiest say yet with 11.5k visits.
We've had around 40k unique visitors, over 2k Facebook Likes and 56k page views. Over 75% of traffic came from StumbleUpon and 8% from Facebook. Overwhelmingly out visitors choose Firefox and Chrome to browser the web - perhaps the high Firefox percentage is linked to the handy StumbleUpon plugin.
This has certainly been an interesting lesson.
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