A few days back, one of my posts made it to the Hacker News front page. Here is a brief background to what had happened before that:
Behance tweeted about Musicfellas to its 500000+ followers but sent out a wrong link. I responded by tweeting them and writing a post on how it affected us and posted it on Hacker News. A lot of my friends retweeted, personally emailed Behance and some even raised a ticket. Behance responded, emailed us an apology, deleted the incorrect tweet and sent out a new tweet with the correct link.
The Hacker News post got a lot of hits. And based on Google Analytics, I was able to make some interesting observations. Also included are stats from the following 5 days:
- After direct traffic from HN, the top three sources were: Feedly, Inbound.org and Hckrnews.
- 80% of traffic was from US, India, Canada and UK.
- In US, San Francisco gave twice the traffic from New York.
- Germans stayed on for more time than anyone else.
- Chrome was the most popular browser at 70% .
- In the first hour, hits were way higher from Mac as compared to Windows. As time progressed, things got evened out and they are now almost equal.
- iPad brought more than 80% of the mobile traffic.
Quick Note: HN shows up as direct traffic on GA instead of referral. More on it here.