As I mentioned in the comments last night, the site is about to hit another milestone at some point today when the cumulative hits total goes over the two million mark. The one million level was reached in early April last year but the team’s run to the All-Ireland final and the generally higher profile in recent times of everything related to #mayogaa has seen the graph rise remorselessly since. At the minute, the total stands at 1,966,664 so it could smash through the 2 million barrier sometime in the early afternoon today.
As I also mentioned last night, yesterday saw the daily hit count record smashed to smithereens as well. The previous high-water mark of just over 7,000 was recorded on September 3rd last year – the day after we’d downed the Dubs in the All-Ireland semi-final – but yesterday saw a surge like nothing I’ve ever seen before with the daily count ending up at a staggering 9,845. I think it’s fair to conclude that this means there’s more than a little interest out there at the moment in Sunday’s rematch with Donegal.
And that, really, is the whole message behind these numbers – the surge in traffic on the site and all the increased activity here in terms of comment and debate and all that is just a reflection of the heights that James and the lads have brought the county side to by all their hard work and endeavour over the last few years. Hopefully their graph will continue to rise and, as it does, the site looks set to continue trotting along in their impressive wake. Onwards and upwards and all that.