Saturday, June 18, 2005

If you get mentioned in Wired

What happens if you get mentioned in a major web site like Wired? Last week we had the chance to see. Wired published this article:The article talks about this web site:On the day that the article appeared, the onefreeminute.net Web site was totally unranked in Alexa (all rank columns had "--" marks in them). Its one-day rank stats rose to about 50,000 two days after the article appeared on the Wired web site. That rank number had no staying power in Alexa's rank graph. However, a week later, what you can see is that the site now has respectable daily reach at about 20, and it has held onto that traffic rather than seeing a two-day spike. [One thing that Alexa tells the creator of this site is that the "page views per visitor" is 1.0. That means that people are arriving and immediately leaving, and generally that is something that you want to fix.]

Shortly after that, this article appeared in Wired:It mentioned Sprayonmud.com. This site has followed a more interesting path because it has started to take on a life of its own. For example, Sprayonmud.com appeared on the front page of my local newspaper yesterday. In other words, the "mainstream media" has picked up on it, and that will tend to propel it at a faster pace.

2 Comments:

At 10:18 AM, Blogger Blaine Moore said...

I checked out the one free minute site, and there was nothing on it that would inspire me to view anything but the front page.

 
At 1:19 AM, Anonymous Melissa said...

it's the speeches on the one free minute site that are amazing... I listened to them for half an hour.

 

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