The Impact of a Thought

This week, Rudy Karsan (CEO of Kenexa, the company I work for) decided to share links to my blog with the entire company in one of his daily Thought of the Day email messages. I thought some people might find the following brief statistical snapshots I gathered today during my lunch break interesting.

Eraserhood, as is appropriate to my goals, is a small, locally-focused blog. As such, it doesn’t attract Big Time Traffic. That means that Rudy’s choice to share it with all Kenexans had a very clearly measurable impact:

More interesting than the spike, IMO, are the new sources of traffic:

Of course, much of this traffic is very clearly identifiable as coming from Kenexa sites:

Just for fun, let’s compare that to the previous four days:

There’s simply no comparison. The spike from 58 visits in four days to 557 visits in four days is a testament to the power of a single, well-sourced, targeted direct email. (Of course, you don’t get the CEO of an international organization to promote your very local blog every day! Still, this demonstrates how the positive impact of a single message can be pretty serious.)

Bob Bruhin

Bob Bruhin is a web developer, tour guide, art photographer, author, blogger, and graphic designer. His love of urban landscapes, especially in post-industrial Philadelphia, PA, leads him to document some of the darker corners of his city.


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