So to show the curious among you what an impact a viral post being shared on social media can have (points @Arjan):
The page views more than doubled that day and we even got an additional 200 new users (on top of our normal growth)
Who should we thank for this network effect? Well the next short list speaks for itself:
Reddit is the clear winner, followed with a still nice amounts by Hacker News, Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon and Fark.com. Quite unexpected, even the Pirate Bay sent us a decent amount of traffic that day!
So there you have it: the Social Network effect! Therefore, feel free to make good use of the new Twitter streams, who knows perhaps you question will get picked up too!
Well, let's have some fun collecting the stats for this question ourselves.
- bit.ly stats: 14.1k clicks
- Hacker News: 400 points, 260 comments
- reddit: 5400 total votes, 1100 comments
- twitter: 1200 tweets
Numbers are rounded, because they'll change rapidly anyway. Be sure to add to this list if you have any other link stats.