Yesterday's blogdowntown

Friday, December 02, 2005, at 07:53AM

By Eric Richardson

blogdowntown got mentioned in the LA Times yesterday. It also had its strongest day of the last few weeks, with visits up 1/3 and page views up even a bit more. Whereas a normal day lately has had about 50% new visitors, yesterday that was up to 66%. I have to figure those numbers are connected.

Referrer numbers don't give the whole jump, though they do seem close to the new visitor jump. and together drove about 13% of visits yesterday.

Interestingly, you can also see the correlation looking at page views by hostname. Normally 60 - 70% of pages are served through, with the rest going through (which I never use, so that's just people making the broken assumption that web site = www). The Times used the www host, and yesterday that was closer to 50% of pages.