I’ve never heard of Kim Komando, but apparently she’s a radio show host in the US with a huge following. On the weekend she
our free tool,
. emailStripper strips those annoying
>>>>> characters from emails that have been forwarded too many times. We wrote emailStripper about 5 years ago and its popularity never ceases to amaze us, getting thousands of downloads each month.
On the day emailStripper was recommended on Kim’s “site of the day”, we received about 13,000 unique visitors and used about 2.3 GB of bandwidth (and the day isn’t over yet). This is about 8-10 times our normal Sunday traffic of 1200 visitors and 250MB of bandwidth.
A side effect of this traffic was that our SpreadFirefox ranking jumped. Last time I checked we were 11th! Obviously many of Kim’s listeners took our recommendation of Mozilla Thunderbird and Firefox seriously.