Route 66 News

The case of the mysterious traffic surge

Traffic at Route 66 News jumped to record levels today, fueled mostly by a link from the Wigwam Motel in Rialto, Calif. The motel showed how its teepee design inspired the Cozy Cone Motel in the animated hit movie, “Cars.”

That link to here has existed for nearly 10 months, so I was flummoxed on why the traffic surge was suddenly occurring now.

We think we tracked down the reason. My in-laws report that MSN featured Top 10 Offbeat Hotels on its homepage today. A Wigwam Motel is on the list and is linked.

Note that I said a Wigwam Motel. The MSN article about the Wigwam Motel is about the one in Holbrook, Ariz. However, the link with the article goes to the Wigwam in Rialto.

Oops.

Make sure you check those links before sending stories online, kids.

Both motels, by the way, are recommended for stays during your Route 66 traveling.

In case anyone’s wondering, Route 66 News averages about 50,000 page views a month. In recent months, it’s ranged between 1,400 and 2,000 views per day. Today, it’s surpassed the 3,000 mark.

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