New Forum Record. Indirect Yahoo 'Buzz' Traffic

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macrumors god
Original poster
Staff member
Apr 9, 2001
14,364
1,635
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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MacDawg

macrumors Core
Mar 20, 2004
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"Between the Hedges"
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
 

Doctor Q

Administrator
Staff member
Sep 19, 2002
36,169
3,353
Los Angeles
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.
 

WildCowboy

Administrator/Editor
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Jan 20, 2005
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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.