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Favorites begetting favorites

I have two random thoughts about the inner workings of metafilter, that I would be curious to know the answer to: 1. Has anyone looked at if there is a "critical mass" of "favourites." I.E. at what point does having a certain number favourites result other people seeing the comment, clicking it and favouriting it? 2. How many hits on overage will a FPP link cause for a target site?
posted by cacofonie on Apr 22, 2013 - 80 comments

MefiMusic: MP3 or GTFO

Can we move the music player to the top of Mefimusic posts that exploit the "more inside" function. This has bothered me for years really. Recent feedback has confirmed that this confuses the heck out of people. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Jan 22, 2013 - 8 comments

Are there particular Ask MeFi posts that drive the bulk of the non-member traffic?

Are there particular Ask MeFi posts that drive the bulk of the non-member traffic? [more inside]
posted by Ashley801 on Jan 14, 2011 - 16 comments

Optimum posting time?

What are the peak hours of MeFi and AskMe? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Mar 9, 2009 - 50 comments

Metafilter Stats: March 2009

By request, I updated my Metafilter Stats for the first time in two years. User growth, Top 20 lists, and daily stats are all current, as of last week. [more inside]
posted by waxpancake on Mar 6, 2009 - 34 comments

Merge With Caution

Ask MeFi inspires an author: there's a plethora of traffic-related questions that pop up on the green, but one such question (I'm betting this one) helped to inform a book that's out today. [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Jul 29, 2008 - 4 comments

What do you say to near real-time traffic stats?

This AskMe thread about contributors vs. lurkers reminded me of something I've been meaning to inquire about. A pony named Argus, who sees all users, named and unnamed, and enumerates them with well-manicured hooves. A digital Clever Hans. Or a realtime visitor count, if you prefer. [more inside]
posted by mumkin on Mar 23, 2008 - 25 comments

I'm overwhelmed

I loves me some Metafilter and AskMe - but I can't keep up! I use Google Reader to keep things nice and condensed, but if I go more than a full work day without checking in on the Blue and the Green posts seems to easily creep over the 100+ mark. The deluge is kind of diluting the whole Metafilter experience for me 'cause it's starting to feel like there's too much to keep up with. Anybody out there use any tricks or methodologies to keep their required Meta-reading under control? I'm glad I'm not an admin! disclaimer - this is not one of those 'please limit the posts' posts, as I'm all for them. I'm just looking for a way to keep things more manageable.
posted by matty on Jul 1, 2007 - 48 comments

Sidebar nomination

Wowee what a fascinating comment. Sidebarable?
posted by Methylviolet on May 25, 2007 - 20 comments

Who's Linking to you, linking to me

NoBiggieCuriosityFilter: I run a t-shirt website, and I've noticed a significant bump in traffic today coming in from this askme post I made a while ago. While I normally get a few randoms in from MeFi a day, this seems significantly larger then usual, which I can only assume is because someone somewhere else is linking to that ask me question and generating traffic for me second hand. I'm really just curious about it, and am wondering if any of the admins would mind taking a quick look at where they are coming from for me. If not, no Biggie.
posted by Jezztek on Mar 12, 2007 - 3 comments

Would it be possible to make MeFi traffic stats public?

Would MetaFilter consider sharing detailed Public Traffic Stats?

This appears to be the strong trend among the top Technoratti Blogs - and SEO blogs.


It would be fascinating to view and discusse where new users are coming from.
What post attract search engine traffic & keywords
What geo-locations are sending viewers during a given time

In previous years there were very general stats showing growth - But something more intriguing could be considered
posted by Bodyguard on Jan 8, 2007 - 37 comments

Holocaust denier's website

If you click the main link in jonson's post, you go to a known Holocaust denier's website -- maybe you're at work and you don't want to do that, or maybe Holocaust denial is illegal in your country. Or maybe you just don't want to give traffic to the guy. Anyway, the link is there, and it's not tagged as nsfw.
posted by matteo on Oct 22, 2006 - 6 comments

Why all the crashes?

Why is metafilter so slow and crash-prone? I know it gets a huge amount of traffic, but what causes the regular outages? Do you guys need a new server or what? I can't think of another major site that experiences as much downtime as metafilter does. (i'm not criticizing, I know how difficult it is to run a site of this scale... just curiouis)
posted by empath on Oct 4, 2006 - 43 comments

Why has MetaFilter traffic spiked so fast?

Does anyone know why MeFi has almost doubled its reach during the past 2 weeks? Just curious.
posted by bru on Apr 29, 2006 - 31 comments

Traffic data? Just curious

An interesting #mefi-debate prompts the following question: what is the average monthly traffic moved by MeFi/MeTa/AskMe every month? Any outstanding recent monthly highs/lows?
posted by Ryvar on Apr 27, 2004 - 33 comments

Posting links directly to download sites

Etiquette question. I posted this AM about a small software application. After posting it occurred to me that the link was directly to the download site version tracker and not to the software author site. I felt this may have been bad etiquette on my part and I followed up with a comment redirecting to the author site.

My question, Is it bad etiquette to post an interest link to a download site (such as version tracker)? Presumably because many Metafiler viewers will click through to the download site just to "look" or follow the link and thus adding unnecessary traffic to this site.

On a side note, it would be useful to edit a post after posting it , any plans to implement this functionality?
posted by xtian on Jan 23, 2004 - 6 comments

130,000 hits per day! (2003)

Say no more about the overload, in fact I rather welcome having something like 130.000 hits in one day, something to brag about in the pub when things get a bit dull. That was after my link crashed Johnny Spencer's artchive of Jamaican and American R&B on the 23rd. In disbelief, I wrote and asked for real? and got: 23rd, June = 133,130 hits or 2.2 GB bandwidth. I had no idea we had that much impact.
posted by y2karl on Jun 28, 2003 - 21 comments

How much traffic does MetaFilter get?

All I want to know is -- roughly how much traffic does MetaFilter get? There must be a fair amount of people unable to become members.
posted by Pretty_Generic on Dec 7, 2002 - 27 comments

What effect does being mentionned on MeFi have, trafficwise?

Inexactly how much, numerically and psychologically, does a link on MetaFilter affect the traffic to the blog or web site referred? Is its effect transient or does it, so to speak, carry on? Also, just how many hits does MetaFilter get nowadays? [After reading stavrosthewonderchicken's interesting remarks on hits, pageviews and other popularity statistics and his comment on owillis's web site about how being linked on "The Mothership" makes traffic soar.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jul 21, 2002 - 28 comments

does the site seem slow to anybody lately

does the site seem slow to anybody lately, or is it me? there are long waits when i click on comments, or basically anything which loads from the database.
posted by moz on Sep 27, 2001 - 11 comments

Any ideas about distributing the load?

It would help a great deal if we had traffic news for MeFi. Timezones are all-important. Us Europeans tend to post when all you American members are asleep.
To save bandwidth, perhaps we could all try to post whenever traffic is slower.
There seem to be three definite waves: European, East Coast and West Coast. If we all fell into our appropriate slots - it feels mean to barge in on you Americans because this is an American site, after all - perhaps we could speed up access for all members and readers.
Any ideas about distributing the load?

posted by MiguelCardoso on Sep 19, 2001 - 1 comment

With traffic dying down, is it possible to re-open the front page to members?

With traffic dying down, is it possible to re-open the front page to members?
posted by dogmatic on Sep 13, 2001 - 3 comments

one million pageviews in a single month

MetaFilter tops one million pageviews in a single month.

Stats for July barely squeak past the elusive 1 million mark, but the site finally makes it. I usually don't care too much about the stats (they're mostly done for the sake of curiousity with regards to referrers and bandwidth use), but I was amazed to see such a large number at the "requests for pages" total.

Thanks everyone for contributing and visiting.
posted by mathowie on Jul 31, 2001 - 11 comments

Should we run ads?

Okay, we've discussed it before, but now having looked at the stats for the last couple of months, ADs are a real possibility. Last I checked the average AD payout was $1 ever 1000 page views. Now, with MeFi getting over 5,000,000 a month, that's $5000 a month in revenue. That could keep Matt happy all year round and MeFi up for life. Comments?
posted by Neale on Jun 4, 2001 - 14 comments

The site's acting like a slug today.

The site's acting like a slug today. Is it just a whole bunch of Monday morning Kaycee traffic?
posted by alana on May 21, 2001 - 7 comments

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