Monday, August 24, 2009
some fun stats (for me at least)
I mentioned in a post back around Aug. 1 the value of a domain name like "sturgis.com". Well, it becomes somewhat more valuable when it's built around the biggest tourist event on the planet. The pertinent stat here is "pages," as in "page views." The chart shows that in August of 2009, the site "sturgis.com" has received 13.1 million page views.
It always spikes immediately after the Rally, naturally, since BlackHills.com, the parent site and company (and my current employer), has several photographers putting free content (about 80000 photos, now) up during and after the Rally. This year, the spike is a little higher than normal, attributable to the 19000 photos at sturgis.com of riders in Spearfish Canyon.
This spectacular page-view stat is part of what we offer as a venue for advertisers, especially Black Hills tourist-oriented advertisers. Not that I'm the horn-blowing sort. I'm just a common criminal, according to Sen. Adelstein. What would I know?