What if Google set up an agreement with hosting sites in which, in order to offset the cost of bandwidth spikes, Google AdSense ads could be (semi-)automatically added to a site when they reached a certain bandwidth point?
Alexa lists me as showing a 20,000% jump in site traffic.
Each of the posts that have been getting the most traffic have picked up so many comments that they were up to ~300kb each!
Another major followup post, answering questions about my experiences over the past couple days — Slashdotting and all!
Oh my lord — I’ve been slashdotted.
Many thanks to all of you who’ve passed on words of encouragement. Here’s some answers to a few of the questions that have been brought up over all this.
Congratulations to Ben and Mena (the mad geniuses behind MovableType and TypePad) on their CNN appearance! Very cool.
Today TypePad moved out of ‘Preview Release’ status, making them officially open for business. I still have fifteen discount codes available that will get anyone who uses one a 20% discount for as long as they stay with the TypePad service.
I’d been planning on diving into the arcana of the Apache mod_rewrite module to redirect all the hits to this new address, but then tonight I discovered a much, much easier solution.
And while it’s really, really geeky, I love the fact that she complimented me on my source code (hey, like I said, it’s really geeky).