As some of you know I joined the blackout yesterday in protest to stop SOPA and PIPA. I also called my representatives and will again.
But I was curious about what would happen to the stats on my site.
Not much. In fact I actually got a few more page views than normal for a Wednesday.
I did get some folks who told me they could still see my site and the plugin I used was designed to only show it once to each user. (Do you know how that’s done? Did you know every computer and mobile device you use has it’s own IP address? It does.) That meant I couldn’t really check.
None-the-less when I called my reps I also told them I’d shut down three sites which may have impressed them, who knows.
Will this technique work again? Maybe, but like anything it can also be overused.
I’m glad I participated and I’m glad you did too. You did, didn’t you?