Yeah its me again, seen my name a lot this past month maybe? Well its costing
me, in a lot of ways!!
I just happen to run a part time web design company, and was adding a new
customer to my site when I happened to see this big red piece of text:
43.83 GB (110% used) (Over Bandwidth Quota)
Ok, first off, it normally runs
around 3-5 gb a month and to see 43, well almost 44 gb of bandwidth used I about
The first step was to see which
one of my clients was sticking it to me... i looked at my logs and
low-and-behold.. it was ME sticking it to ME.
We to be more precise it was
WINCUSTOMIZE.com sticking it to me!
I looked at my log for my site
for the month and here is what I saw:
Notice the SMALL spick from Mar
to Apr????? yeah that's 6.3 MILLION+ hits last month!!
Up just a little from the average of 160k-200k a month!
And all this came from WHAT???
Lets see... here are my daily
stats for April:
So what the heck happened on the
Lets look and see....
Anyone notice anything special in
Looks like the main page of WC
sent over 4 MILLION hits to my site!!!!
So what the heck was that all
Oh yeah.. I wrote a little
article [ CLICK
HERE ] about www.DesktopGadgets.com
and it was promoted to the main page by some guy named BRAD!
Than I also put up a Tutorial [
CLICK HERE ]
on DX and how to do a mouse over.
So in just 13 days my site got over 6 million hits!
This is great exposure for me, but it also cause a small problem, ok more like a
$50 problem (*so far)!
My bandwidth limit is 40gb/mo, as of right now its at 47gb and rising. As
it costs me $7.50/gb/mo over its going to be a large bit of change.
So.... HELP ME OUT!! If you
have used any of the GCII widgets [
CLICK HERE ] or used the tutorials, or if
you got a sales boost from the promo of DesktopGadgets.com then send me $1.
If 25 or so people help me out
with $2 I can pay this off and not have the wife jump all over me. (and not in
If you really want to help
No this isn't a joke (but I'm not
really expecting anyone to donate, but it cant hurt to ask!)
Thanks for listening,
Donation total: $23.48