Google Analytic April Fool Prank- International Space Station Control Room

I was so sure that no one can fool me on 1st April and everything was going just fine. I was working with my team on our project and we were comparing Google Analytic data of February and March. Everything seemed to be fine and we were happy that we have achieved few of our targets last month. Then suddenly one of us wanted to check the Real Time Analytic report and so we clicked on Real Time, nothing was special we were getting traffic from several countries from various keywords. Suddenly all the orange and green dots on the globe vanished and there was no one on the website. So I opened the site in new tab and I got the answer, the problem was with our server because our was down. I called the hosting Company(Godaddy) and while I was complaining about it suddenly a Big Green Dot Appeared on the Real Time Analytic Map. I was like WHAT what is this?

Google Analytics April Fool Prank 2013

It was continuously blinking Green and Orange . When I hovered on it, it showed International Space Station-Control Room and 41 Active visitors. Now we were cracking jokes “NASA scientists must have opened our website in a 41 screen computer” also “Some  Astronauts are watching our site from space station”. After few minutes we were trying to track the exact location of that station but when we compared it with a normal map then we came to know that the orange bubble was above Pacific Ocean and when we looked closely then we saw it moving very slowly. One of the conclusion came that “NASA has a secret moving satellite station in Pacific ocean. After 5 minutes we were impatient and we just typed on Google “Abnormal amount of traffic from International Space Station Control Room”  and guess what happened, we were laughing aloud “Google Fooled Us”. The 41 Active visitors was 1st April(4) and the keyword was to tell us that we are April Fool’s. Well it was really funny and the coincidence is that our site was down for that particular time. If you also got an experience then share it in comments below.


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