Tuesday, October 10, 2006

An Amazing Day Yesterday: 222 Hits!

The Mighty Quinn Media Machine had its biggest day ever yesterday. I recorded an amazing numbers of hits yesterday, 222 to be exact. And it was all due to the article I wrote on Sunday night about the upcoming demise of Tower Records.

A music web site called Idolator found my article, and was nice enough to put up a link to my article on their site, as they wrote a piece about the end of Tower. As soon as it went up, my Site Meter numbers started going through the roof. I was getting nearly 50 hits an hour by mid-afternoon, and that is what I usually get on a good day. Yesterday's numbers totally obliterated the previous record of hits for one day, which was 73. And so far this morning, I have recorded 54 hits already (as of 10:45 AM), so this will be at least the second best day ever.

The folks who checked in were coming in from all over the country, especially California, where Tower started and was very popular for many years. I also saw people from foreign countries like England, Australia, Germany, Switzerland and even Ethiopia. I noticed viewers from places like HBO and Newsweek, and colleges like Columbia, Rutgers and Northwestern. I even saw someone log on from Tower's main office in Sacramento. I thank them all for stopping by.

Many thanks to the good folks at Idolator for the link. They have a cool site worth checking out: www.idolator.com. I reciprocated the love by putting a link up for them in my "music links" section.


Peter N said...

WOW...nice. I had a high number of hits because of the John Lennon anniversary. I wish it could have been for a different reason, but I thank you for your kind words. And now....in this corner, Oakland versus Detroit. Should be good. Take care.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Any time, Peter. Glad your traffic went up yesterday, even if it was for John's birthday.

I'm going to sit back and enjoy this ALCS, especially since there is no major rooting interest for me.