Typically my page views per day hover around the 500-550 mark. If I hit 600-700, that’s a good day. But the morning after I wrote about the Edison Chen sex photos scandal, this was what I woke up to:
Along with the expected visitors from around Asia, I also got visitors from the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, and Europe. I guess I underestimated the number of Chinese people who are actually interested about the news, which first broke about 2 weeks ago. And yet, people are still searching for the photos! Check out these search terms that landed people on my site:
And this was how many times the post was read:
Holy smokes! And the traffic is going to go even higher because Friday isn’t over yet. Now it’s
#3 #1 on my list of all-time most popular posts! While the other posts had slowly creep up the list as people read and commented on them, this Edison Chen one got up there in less than 3 days!
It’s so big news that it’s even got CNN talking about it yesterday, which probably caused a lot more people to go google it.
The glorious Internet age eh?