This week my elonka.com site tracker reached an interesting metric: Over 1 million page views, since I started with the sitemeter tracking service in September 2002.
Average Per Day 1,142
Average Visit Length 4:39
Last Hour 43
This Week 7,996
Average Per Day 2,955
Average Per Visit 2.6
Last Hour 108
This Week 20,687
My observations on the source of the traffic:
The vast majority of visitors are researching the link between Kryptos and "The Da Vinci Code", so they're coming in on searches such as "King Tut and the CIA", "only WW knows", and other terms which I know are coming straight from the trivia quiz on Dan Brown's site.
The second-most common reason for visiting, seems to be my "Unsolved Codes" page. It's an erratic draw, with "surges" of traffic that come in as it gets picked up by different sections of the blogosphere every couple months, gets a flurry of links from people in that section of the net, and then the traffic dies down again after a few days.
Third-most common: General kryptos curiosity coming in from the search engines. Lots and lots of visits with a single search term: "kryptos"
I'm also getting some interesting side traffic coming in from the Brazilian search engines, since I posted a Portuguese translation page of my Saint Raphael information (for the benefit of some of my relatives in Brazil). So I'll get regular visits on that page from people searching on all kinds of bizarre combinations of search terms which happen to match unrelated words on the page: Top draws seem to be things that involve the words "Pope," "Poland", "tuberculosis", "exhumed", and "cemetery". Heh. Lots of morbid curiosity out there....