My Web domain, dpsinfo.com, has been around for years. While the site that gets the most traffic is Dead People Server, I have about a dozen other sites.
The traffic pattern this month was interesting:
It’s kind of ironic now that, just over a week ago on alt.obituaries, a number of us were complaining about how quiet “the world of celebrity death” had been. As I said at the time, “Good for celebrities, bad for people tracking deaths.”
June 25 was a very busy day in celebrity death, with the long expected death of Farrah Fawcett, and the sudden (but not completely unexpected) death of Michael Jackson, which was a rumor for about two hours before it was confirmed at about 6:15pm that day. dpsinfo.com got nearly 3X as many visitors on that day as it had on its quietest day (on June 13).
That wasn’t dpsinfo.com’s busiest day ever though.
The busiest day ever was the day in September 2006 when Steve Irwin (aka the Crocodile Hunter) was killed by a stingray. Nearly twice as many people visited that day as visited on June 25.