Two ways to get traffic
Here's one way to get a lot of traffic -- launch a satellite that crashes into a comet:
Comet collision a historic one
From the article: "NASA's Deep Impact Web site registered nearly 1 billion hits when the space probe collided with comet Tempel 1 late Sunday -- about twice as many hits as the twin Mars rovers got when they parachuted to the Red Planet last year."
If you look Nasa.gov up in Alexa you will see a huge traffic spike over the weekend that took NASA into the top-100 sites.
If you don't have the budget to launch your own space probe, then here's a far more down-to-earth alternative:
A good way to waste time online
From the article:
- LifeHacker is a regularly updated blog where you can spend hours and hours learning how to make better use of your time.
Launched in January (and attracting 188,000 visitors in its first eleven days), LifeHacker welcomes visitors with the observation, 'Computers make us more productive. Yea, right.' and then proceeds to try and take at least some of the irony out of the first statement by collecting efficiency aids from around the Web. LifeHacker is a blog in the style of a links collection rather than an online diary. New posts are added more frequently than at most such sites (averaging a dozen or so each weekday) and simply supply a few lines of introduction, the related URL, and, when the story has been discovered on another blog, a 'credit' link to the original source.
If you are looking for a way to generate cash quickly, here's another possibility: Best. Phone. Sex. Ever.