This last week, for the first time ever, seventy8 Productions reached 1,000 unique visitors to our site. It was amazing seeing the number shoot up so fast and compared to the routine of traffic, it is something that we were not expecting. In fact, you can look at the graph above and notice how much that day stands out from the rest.
I simply have to thank Pinterest for the “StumbleUpon”-like spike in traffic.
For those that do not know about StumbleUpon and its effects on traffic, you can submit something days, weeks, or months prior and then for some reason, it trends on the website and you will get a huge burst of traffic to your website. Pinterest, which is as far removed from the basic concepts of StumbleUpon, has had a similar experience for us.
The post that received so much traffic was our Friday Funnies: Cheesy Christian Pickup Lines that we did last March 23rd. So over a month had passed and we were seeing consistent traffic to it via Pinterest, but only in the realm of a few unique visitors a day.
I have no idea what happened, am unsure how to duplicate the results, and may never find out why the spike. But you should not need any other evidence for investing in Pinterest than this!
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