For the last few days we’ve been experimenting with posting the site on various places around the web. We linked to this blog from http://www.digg.com and this has brought an influx of visitors over the last 36 hours. Nearly 200 in all.
Using Google Analytics we know that slightly more than half our visitors come to the site directly. We’re not quite sure why this is happening, ideally it would be because people are emailing their friends about the site, but we will have to wait and see. The second largest proportion of visitors are coming straight from this blog. We think this is predominantly people who have hit the blog from digg, but there are probably some other people who have found the blog through wordpress.
Our 200 unique visitors only brought 3 conversions so we’ve tweaked the front page a bit which we hope will improve our conversion rate. We’re thinking of posting to reddit in the next few days to see if that brings some more traffic to the site.