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Monday, February 28, 2021

the dolphins made me cry
In the world of blogging, there is such a thing as being Instalanched.

It’s not as potent as a Glenn Reynolds link-a-long, but now, I’ve discovered another way to juice your blog traffic: A Hootielanch.

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been getting beaucoup hits over the past couple of days, thanks to my post on the Darius Rucker-starring Burger King commercial. Last night, it was good for 1,200-odd hits, which, since that topped my previous traffic high, I figured for a very good showing.

That was nothing.

Today’s total came to roughly 3,650, triple yesterday’s take. Boom. That, obviously, is a new record for me — by a loooooong shot.

Who would have figured something so silly would have brought so many visitors? I mean, come on: Hootie? Can that many people be so interested in what Hootie is doing, post-Blowfish?

I’ll take it, for as long as it lasts. The added bandwith is costing me some cash, but what’s money, after all. Maybe I should ask Crispin Porter + Bogusky for some subsidization action — after all, I’m helping to spread their word.

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 02/28/2005 11:51:13 PM
Category: Advert./Mktg., Bloggin'
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  1. This actually sounds like Libertarian Girl. (S)he appeared onto the scene in December and within days had 200 page views a day. Keep in mind hits aren’t the same as page views, which makes this number all the more impressive.

    Everyone was talking about her, until it was discovered that she was a complete hoax. Some guy took a picture off a Russian website and claimed to be a beautiful woman. Still, his blog gets a decent amount of traffic today.

    Just shows that no publicity is bad publicity.

    -Steve
    Games are for Children

    Comment by Steve — 03/01/2021 @ 11:27:03 AM

  2. I wouldn’t hold your breath on Crispin Porter giving you any cash. They were probably already figuring blog traffic into the spot anyway.

    You should check out Marks referrer logs sometime. Almost all of his current traffic is coming from a google image search for ‘nice ass’.

    Comment by The Belt — 03/01/2021 @ 11:41:44 AM

  3. CP+B better send me a large check, man. Else I’ll hafta take a roadtrip down to Miami and put the beat-down on them.

    All I know is, this spot prevails bigtime in a head-to-head comparison with McDonald’s Super Bowl-ballyhooed “Lincoln Fry” commercial, which quickly fizzled out with practically no impact. Shows that CP+B know what they’re doing.

    My main Google Image traffic-driver is for pics of Anne Hathaway, thanks to this post. Hard to blame all those perverts, as she is damn pretty. And I’m sure she has a nice ass, too.

    Alas, the Hootielanch effect is already subsiding. As of right now, it looks like I’ll be getting about half as many hits as I did yesterday. Still fantastic, but the decline has begun. I suppose I’ll have to find a new hook.

    Comment by CT — 03/01/2021 @ 12:42:00 PM

  4. I got instalanched for hurricane blogging.

    Comment by tommy — 03/02/2021 @ 01:51:58 PM

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