Below the cut, you can find a pair of images captured from my browser. They’ve been cropped to hide my private information, but the images require some explanation. Normally, my statistics for file requests are dominated by the interface requests. However, the file request always reflect the number of new visitors I get to the site, not the number of actual visitors. This is because my site passes the graphics to the browser cache in a pre-load. All told, the entire interface is roughly 120 KB, so it’s not really that big. But by having your browser pre-load the buttons, your browser stops making the request to my server. So, even though I get anywhere from 14-22 unique IP visits per day this week, I only get 30-40 requests for button interface images.
Clear as mud now? Okay, look at the pictures…
First, let me show you the site statistics for the week in a lovely graph:
That little red line is the important one, and the number for the week you see here are 14, 21, 20, 22, 20, 19, and 15. Okay, and with that in mind, let’s look at the file request capture:
The Blood Relations PDF was sitting at 6 downloads the last time I checked my stats two days ago. But, what you can’t see is, down at the bottom of this 250 item list, there’s another six PDF files counted separately for some reason. (I have no idea why, but many files show up in separated lists like this.)
So, setting aside my long-winded nerdiness, my roundabout point is, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! 82 people downloaded my e-book in two days. I’ve seen 82 for some books after two months, but this…wow.
I really don’t know what else to say, so I’ll just say thank you.