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July 09, 2006

Observer Watch

You what?

It was 'Guido' [Fawkes -Ed) who propelled a series of Labour election posters depicting Michael Howard as the Jewish stereotype Fagin into the mainstream media, thereby transforming his site from an internet backwater that received 60 hits a day into a prominent resource that now receives around 150,000 hits a day.

150 k a day? A month maybe, but day?

Don’t these people have bleedin’ editors?

July 9, 2006 in Telegraph Watch. | Permalink


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150,000 unique visitors for the month of May. Probably more now.

Posted by: Alastair | Jul 9, 2006 5:55:44 PM

Tim quite right.

Have had a Slashdot/Instapundit/BBC freak 170,000 hits in a single day once, but 150,00 to 200,000 a month is about right depending on events.

20,000 a day last week...

Posted by: Guido Fawkes | Jul 9, 2006 7:57:58 PM

that's a lot

Posted by: jr | Jul 10, 2006 7:58:06 AM

Notice how the media always wants to pin the popularity of a particular site on one event.

The thing that makes a blog successful, is good content regularly updated, not a freak incident that brought the blog to the attention of said journalist.

Notice also that in 2006, we still don't know the difference between hits, page views and visitors.

Posted by: EU Serf | Jul 10, 2006 8:10:30 AM

I generally find that my number of unique visitors is about 70% of my page views...


Posted by: Devil's Kitchen | Jul 10, 2006 2:08:55 PM