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Todd
04-01-2007, 06:36 AM
Thanks in part to the news of a new Linkin Park album coming out, the LPA shattered any previous traffic records we had set.

While we didn't reach our final goal of 13 million hits in March, we came very close, ending up with 12,973,591. Regardless, we completely obliterated our previous record of 10 million before Meteora's release, and surpassed our initial estimation of 11.5 million by quite a bit.

We also set a bandwidth usage record in March as well. While we don't know what our previous record was (it couldn't be that much, because on our old hosts, we had bandwidth quotas of around 50 gigabytes and we never exceeded that), we know we set a new one, using 65.84 gigabytes. Up until now, we were using about 35 gigs a month, so we nearly doubled that.

And now, just to show you how much traffic has increased, here are some pretty graphs:

http://www.lpassociation.com/graphs/0307/bw.png
Bandwidth usage for each day in March
Most of the huge peaks were caused by some big announcement or news post, which are shown here. And of course, there's the infamous KROQ incident. February is shown on this graph as well, to show a comparison between March, and a more ordinary month for us.

http://www.lpassociation.com/graphs/0307/hits.png
Hits for each day in March
Not surprisingly, it's the same curve as the bandwidth graph, just with different numbers. Again, the news posts are marked on here, along with February for comparison.

http://www.lpassociation.com/graphs/0307/mbw.png
Monthly bandwidth since October
Our stats only go back to October, the first full month since we were on this server, however, this shows how March did compared to a typical month. Total bandwidth is shown, as well as the daily average for that month.

http://www.lpassociation.com/graphs/0307/mhits.png
Monthly hits since October
Same deal as the monthly bandwidth. Totals and daily averages are shown.

If traffic trends continue, April looks like it will be an even bigger month, especially as more news and song clips surface. If this is what a 4 year wait for an album does to a fansite, I can't imagine what traffic patterns for Guns 'N Roses fansites look like :lol:

Thanks to our visitors for making this possible!

Tomi
04-01-2007, 06:44 AM
w00t :D

Derek
04-01-2007, 04:17 PM
It's like the graph got a boner cause all of a sudden its like BOING.

Andrea
04-01-2007, 04:18 PM
Ew Derek. :lol:

Anyway, very impressive! This is just beyond huge.

nkramar
04-01-2007, 04:20 PM
Well deserved recognition, guys and gals. There's a reason everyone visits here, even admin of other sites. ;)

Omar
04-01-2007, 04:36 PM
Well deserved recognition, guys and gals. There's a reason everyone visits here, even admin of other sites. ;)

LPFuse is my favorite Linkin Park site. I love your podcasts lmao. Thanks for helping us out. We owe you guys one.

:P

nkramar
04-01-2007, 05:30 PM
LPFuse is my favorite Linkin Park site. I love your podcasts lmao. Thanks for helping us out. We owe you guys one.

:P

Have to talk to Energy about it, but we've got a podcast planned for this week to coincide with the release of the single...

We're hoping to make it a very regular thing. I'm also planning on... Well, I'll keep that a secret for now. You'll have to check out LPFuse for what I'm planning. ;)

Luke
04-01-2007, 05:36 PM
It's like the graph got a boner cause all of a sudden its like BOING.

:lol:!

Neotriple
04-01-2007, 05:41 PM
Congrats to the LPA. Good to be part of the 'BOING' as Derek called it.

Derek
04-01-2007, 05:43 PM
Congrats to the LPA. Good to be part of the 'BOING' as Derek called it.

You guys made LPA hard. :lol:

nkramar
04-01-2007, 05:47 PM
You guys made LPA hard. :lol:

You're getting too much joy out of all of this. Go get a cold shower. It'll be alright.

LinkinJunior
04-01-2007, 06:49 PM
let's all plan a pizza party in light of this news.

Agent O
04-01-2007, 08:33 PM
we've got a podcast planned for this week to coincide with the release of the single...


that's great news! the first podcast was really good :thumbsup:
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oh and i'm just glad that LPA's grasp is growing, growing, growing......

Derek
04-02-2007, 12:26 PM
Adding to the BOING, LPA got 1 million hits this month already for April, and we're two days in. I shit you not. I'll post screen caps if I must. :lol:

Theazninvasion68
04-02-2007, 04:23 PM
Adding to the BOING, LPA got 1 million hits this month already for April, and we're two days in. I shit you not. I'll post screen caps if I must. :lol:

:lol: Do it, I wanna see proof that we already got 1 million hits damnit!

haha.

Arlene
04-02-2007, 04:38 PM
That's so cool!! GO LPA! You guys rock, you have a great site, you are always totally up-to-date with any new info and you have these great forums for us freaks to gush about how much we love linkin park. :P THANKS!

Canadian Joe
04-02-2007, 05:10 PM
Haha, holy shit. More proof that the LPA kicks ass :lol: Derek, need more money? :lol:

Derek
04-02-2007, 05:16 PM
Donations would be nice lol.

Proof:

Theazninvasion68
04-02-2007, 05:54 PM
Donations would be nice lol.

Proof:

....:lol: Is there such this as Fourmism?


Pride in ones Fourm?


BECAUSE DAMNIT DEREK, woo Lpa rox.

mcpancakes
04-02-2007, 06:03 PM
I shit you not

that sounds so familiar. what's that from? that HBO show with that comedian...ASSUME THE POSITION that was it haha yeah that was funny.

Todd
04-02-2007, 09:15 PM
We're at 950,000 hits for the day so far, and 1 million is going to happen tonight. This is huge when you consider that the busiest day we had in March (an above-average month) was around 630,000 and in February (an average month) it was 265,000.

Will
04-02-2007, 09:34 PM
Depending on how the news keeps flowing in, I don't think there's going to be very many down-days for the site this month, or even in May.

Todd
04-02-2007, 09:38 PM
Depending on how the news keeps flowing in, I don't think there's going to be very many down-days for the site this month, or even in May.

Nope, we probably won't return back to normal until the end of May or June once the album is out. And even then, it may not ever return to how it was before if a lot of the new members stick around. But that's fine, traffic is good :D

Tomi
04-03-2007, 12:18 AM
Donations would be nice lol.

Proof:
Might want to clean out your email, Derek.

Todd
04-03-2007, 12:24 AM
Just to add to the "holy shit"ness of the screenshot Derek posted :D

Minus
04-03-2007, 12:56 AM
Damn. Makes me realize how silly I was when I used to cheer about getting 10 comments on xanga.

Colonel Sanders
04-03-2007, 01:31 AM
Damn. Makes me realize how silly I was when I used to cheer about getting 10 comments on xanga.

lol

Is this the lp fansite with the most hits?

Todd
04-03-2007, 05:21 AM
lol

Is this the lp fansite with the most hits?

Well, according to Alexa, we're the most popular:
http://www.alexa.com/browse/general?&CategoryID=5814999&mode=general&Start=1&SortBy=Popularity&R=&Path=

And this graph puts how big of a month April is into perspective. Fucking insane :o

musicphreke
04-03-2007, 05:32 AM
Well, according to Alexa, we're the most popular:
http://www.alexa.com/browse/general?&CategoryID=5814999&mode=general&Start=1&SortBy=Popularity&R=&Path=

And this graph puts how big of a month April is into perspective. Fucking insane :o

two words: HOLY SHIT!

Louis
04-03-2007, 05:36 AM
Kayce, the most comments I've gotten on any Xanga entry was 8.

But yeah, that's nothing compared to this. Great job, guys.

Minus
04-03-2007, 07:02 AM
Well, according to Alexa, we're the most popular:
http://www.alexa.com/browse/general?&CategoryID=5814999&mode=general&Start=1&SortBy=Popularity&R=&Path=

And this graph puts how big of a month April is into perspective. Fucking insane :o

And if you go out of fanpages, we're the second most visited site after LP.com itself.

http://www.alexa.com/browse?&CategoryID=479802

Colonel Sanders
04-04-2007, 02:01 AM
This is the craziest site eva!

JNudda
04-04-2007, 02:56 AM
congrats LPA

and btw, alexa rankings are almost irrelevant nowadays (cause their toolbar is getting less popular)...not to say that ranking first is a inaccurate or anything

Derek
04-04-2007, 04:24 AM
Might want to clean out your email, Derek.

It's a gag. It's all spam that gmail didn't catch over the years. :lol:

Tom
04-04-2007, 01:26 PM
LPA to the top.

Great job Admins and Moderating staff and ofcourse the members ^_^