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Oprah Made My Blog Post Go Viral

Yesterday was a crazy day for me. I had the experience of having a post from my site going “viral”. This was the first time it’s ever happened to my site and I was so excited!

I posted a giveaway for the book 20 Years Younger by Bob Greene yesterday. I noticed all these new people leaving comments on the post talking about Oprah. I was thinking what is going on??? I discovered that Oprah had Bob Greene on her show yesterday and they were discussing this very book. Everyone was going to the search engines looking for the book and my site was coming up in the first few results!

I had 2209 unique visits from Search Engines alone yesterday and most were after the book 20 Years Younger. Notice how 95% are new visits, but I also have a high bounce rate.

Even my Google Adsense was crazy!! I have never made this much in one day EVER! No wonder my bounce rate was so high. I guess that’s the downfall of having ads is that the visitors leave your site.

I noticed many new people joining my Facebook page  and I made it over the 11K mark yesterday- woohoo! I didn’t notice much growth on Google Friend Connect though.

I was having a really rotten day because of pain, but having my post go viral really brightened up my day. Thanks Oprah!

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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