I have a few questions on website traffic and performance. This goes out to everyone in general. Perhaps we can find ways to increase traffic for our websites and be prepared for the change.
I am sure the answer will vary but in general, how much does traffic influence performance and page speed? It would be neat to look at a graph for a page that does not change content wise and then measure page speed vs traffic.
Likewise, I am sure this depends on server hardware, but in general, how much traffic can a server handle before performance is totally degraded to the point users may start to get frustrated with page speed?
Once performance is degraded due to traffic, what can you do to increase the performance once again? Do you simply add more hardware to the same server or do you purchase more dedicated servers that mirror the original server?
What is the most successful way you have had to increase traffic on your website?
What social networking websites do you use to increase awareness of your website and help increase traffic? I plan on using facebook, myspace, twitter, and digg. How much have these social networking websites helped your traffic?
How much traffic do you get from posting a well written article?
After I complete my website, traffic is going to be my main concern.