I have a site which I put up basically for fun and experience. Ironically, with no advertising, not registered with search engines, and limited meta tags, I have just learned from my ISP that I'm getting 5500 hits a month!!!
I almost fell out of my chair.
So, now I'm looking at the next step. I'm going to buy the domain and get the site hosted for free in exchange for a banner ad for the ISP. I need to know what I should be doing here.
My questions are broad and I will appropriately award one or more people who give me the most detailed COMMENT(S).
1st, is 5500 hits a month as much as it seems?! Pretty good?
2nd, without using CGI or the like, I need a script to find out details on these visitors so I know how to aim ad sales. If I get a good light script, I'll award 75 points for that alone.
3rd, Any general advice which some one could offer to an inexperienced web marketeer would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance and in case the hint above was too subtle, comments only please.