October 31, 2011
How FindaGrave.com Netted 10Million Pageviews Per Day
When Jim Tipton saw a massive tombstone in a Gainesville, Fl., cemetery that was engraved with the name Waldo, he snapped a photo, developed the film and coded a rudimentary HTML website, which he titled “I Found Him.” The year was 1995, during the Internet’s early days, but the photo quickly went viral, passed by e-mail from friend to acquaintances and beyond.
From that droll joke, which was seen by a few hundred early web adopters, grew FindaGrave.com, easily the world’s most extensive and trafficked online database of graves.
Read the full article at Obit Magazine