New Forum Record. Indirect Yahoo 'Buzz' Traffic

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  1. arn macrumors god

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    Yahoo has a relatively new digg-like site called buzz.yahoo.com. Anyway, stories can be featured on Yahoo.com's home page. This results in massive amounts of traffic. We were the indirect recipient when they linked to this story

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080827/ap_on_hi_te/china_iphone_girl_2

    about the iPhone Girl photos, which prominently linked MacRumors.com and the thread.

    New forum record now is 24,892 on the forums. The forums mostly held up but got a bit slow. The front page died briefly and was slow. We were on "regular" traffic setup, rather than event (macworld) setup, so didn't handle it quite as well. It lasted maybe an hour or so.

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  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Great job and congrats again on the growth of the site!

    It has always been the "place to be" but more people are realizing it

    Thanks for providing us with the community

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. gypsypunk macrumors newbie

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    i got in here through that yahoo link... quite a lame issue, tho
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I saw the masses viewing a while ago and wondered what caused it. A new record...blame it on the draw of the female intrigue!
     
  5. gypsypunk macrumors newbie

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    maybe because most westerners need to see fresh Asian face from time to time
     
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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    We had 14,891 users on January 15, 2008. This is a bit more.

    Of course, in January all we had to talk about were the new MacBook air, iTunes Movie Rentals, Time Capsule, the iPhone SDK, Apple TV price drops, and other non-iPhone Girl topics.
     
  7. archesdevil macrumors 6502

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    Checkout my tabs :D
     

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  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    We hit 16,248 users on WWDC keynote day. And apparently I should be owed some sort of prize for linking back to that post. ;) :D
     
  9. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Yeah I noticed that yesterday, pretty cool IMO.
     
  10. monke macrumors 65816

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  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    As Knox noted in that thread, up until last year we had the forums turned off during Steve's keynotes, so our record was undoubtedly lower than it would have been had we been able to be up and running during those times.
     
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