April In Review or How Elin Nordegren Boosted My Ego Without Actually Knowing Me
First, a graphic!
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How ’bout that, eh? Almost 18,000 hits in one month. How did this come about?
I blame Mike Sanders and his Google Persuader. GP is a neat little game where you take the top ten searches from Google for the week and use them all in a sentence. One week, Elin Nordegren happened to be there. A model and new girlfriend of golfer Tiger Woods, Ms. Nordegren is a hottie who everyone wanted to see. And, I happened to be one of very few sites to even mention her name.
Searches were few until that one faithful day, April 10th, when Ms. Nordegren showed up at the Masters to cheer her new amour on. Almost 4,300 hits later it was the 11th. What a day. And it would continue for the next few, every now and then flaring up with the last real bump coming April 15th.
But on the 17th there was another surge, but this one wasn’t a cheat, no, I earned this puppy.
Glenn Reynolds linked to some comments I made towards someone else’s comments about the pro-Israel rally in Washington DC earlier this month. People who normally flock to his site turned to mine for these comments and the hits surged.
And then there was a sudden decline and I’m now getting about 100 or so hits a day.