You Won't Believe How Much Web Traffic Kim Kardashian Drove in 2015


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You may recall that about a year ago, Kim Kardashian joined forces with Paper magazine to "break the Internet" with a mostly nude cover show in the style of famous French photographer Jean-Paul Goude. Well, the numbers are in, and it turns out that Kardashian basically did what was asked of her.

In a press release that hit our inboxes this morning, Paper reveals that the digital version of Kardashian's story raked in a monumental 40 million unique visitors. For those of you who aren't super-well-versed in web traffic speak, here's another stat to put it in perspective: That's a whopping 1% of all web traffic in the U.S. That's quite a lot for just one celebrity.

And Kardashian's unforgettable cover had a lasting effect, too: In 2015, Paper's site has seen between five and 10 times as much daily traffic on average compared to last year. If you ask us, Paper owes Kardashian a fairly big thanks for its online business boost!

What do you think of Kim Kardashian's web magic? Tell us in the comments below, and then shop her recent party looks too!