Friday, August 16, 2013

The influence of the social networks

Following the increase of visitors last month, I wanted to know why in my Google Analytics page.

Here is counting the number of unique visitors to my sites:

period
error418.org english blog
error418.fr french blog
October 2012
0
7
14
November 2012
710
271
224
December 2012
522
248
249
January 2013
867
366
394
February 2013
945
448
347
March 2013
1556
635
369
April 2013
1384
693
565
May 2013
1732
833
765
June 2013
1272
779
917
July 2013
2473
786
1345

In fact, the reason of the almost doubling of the number of visits is only a huge spike of visits on July 29 and 30.



After research, the cause of this peak is a comment posted by someone on reddit.

The effect of this quote in a comment made me really impressed about the power of social networks. What would have been the effect of a post instead of a simple comment?

Nevertheless we see that this increase is very short. Two days after the traffic is back to normal. However, I now understand better why some public personalities are so active on social networks... and the ephemeral side of the buzz effects.

Here is the visits coming from Google Analytics identified social networks.
There are a few I did not even heard about. Maybe should I open accounts for the teapot on social networks?

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