Biggest 2 Hour Spike Ever (WHY?)

By: Jeremy Gutsche - Published: Mar 1, 2007 • References: trendhunter
Starting at 6pm, our traffic skyrocket to levels that were high enough to knock our dual xeon server offline… Were we on TV?  This happened when we were featured on MTV Live… But since then we have massively upgraded our hardware.  So please add a comment if you know where all the traffic is coming from…

So… I guess I need to crank up the hardware again.  I guess its good news…

UPDATE (March 1st):  Our massive traffic spike was solved by the number one search term on the net: Britney Spears… Trend Hunter is very optimized and our Britney Spears Bald Pictures cranked up in the rankings.  The impact: 50,000 people in a very tight time frame.  Yikes. Stats for Trend Hunter GOES DOWN Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 3,181 clicks in 482 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Trend Hunter GOES DOWN
Related: 75 examples / 58 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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