SiteMeter Debate: Perspective
Earlier, I stumbled on something that may add a bit of sober perspective to the debate over whether SiteMeter is the best measure of blog traffic. A brand new site that I had never heard of, run by a college undergraduate, is currently #5 on the TTLB’s Traffic Rankings, averaging 144,687 unique daily visits for the past week.
Indeed, he’s had more traffic so far this month (3,04o,000+) than OTB has had in its nearly two year history (2,397,000+) and 5,010,195 since opening or business last month. Why? He’s hosting this collection of tsunami videos, topped the search engines with it, and has gotten lots of MSM and blogospheric attention–and a Drudge link.
Note’s site author Jordan Golson,
For all you nerds out there, more than 1 petabyte of videos has been downloaded from this site. That’s the equivalent of over 300,000,000 mp3’s