My Google Reader – Printing Full Text For All Items post has broken all post view records for my site.
After less than a week it is sitting at second in my Most Viewed section (in the sidebar), behind only my DualFeeds plugin page, which isn’t a post. It took only 3 days to reach 1000 views, while my other 1000+ posts took months to get there. There were 400 views in half a day while it was hot.
Interestingly, only one other person added it to their StumbleUpon favourites. I can only imagine the traffic if lots of people added it.
Despite all the traffic (1,265 views), the post has only 3 comments. Compare this to my Is It Okay For Plugins To Promote Themselves? post, which has only been viewed 313 times (at time of writing) but has 17 comments.
I guess that’s StumbleUpon traffic for you – quantity not quality.
I think I did get a couple of new comments on other posts from the StumbleUpon crowd, so who knows, I may have got an extra reader or two from it. But the vast majority seem to have come, read and left. It’s like they were never even here.
I am happy for the traffic (I’m not saying don’t stumble me), but I’ll take my regular readers over StumbleUpon traffic any day. That means you!