Back-to-School Traffic Surge

By , September 16, 2011

Here’s a graph of daily traffic to (updated: August 4 through October 3):

And yes, the “baseline” for this graph is zero — traffic has more than doubled compared to a few weeks ago.

The two lines represent “unique visitors” measured by two different sources: blue shows data from Google Analytics, while red shows data from AW Stats based on my server log files.

The graph clearly shows the weekly cycle, with traffic lowest on Saturday.

And here’s another graph of the same data, emphasizing the “day of week” variation:

2 Responses to “Back-to-School Traffic Surge”

  1. Tracee Orman says:

    Awesome! Your site is such a valuable resource for ELA teachers, so I’m not surprised. 🙂

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