20,000% increase in traffic

20,000% increase in traffic this week,1 powered by Monday’s domain-move disaster post, which was hot-hot-hot in every way. But about 80% of those visitors came from an item on Hacker News. And why was the HN post so influential? Well, mostly because paulingraham.com is two letters different from paulgraham.com — the domain of HN founder Paul Graham.

Life is weird.


  1. Not that a 20,000% increase means that much on a sleepy little blog that usually only gets 50-100 hits per day. But still!