The Posts That Attract Interest, Part 6

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Last week, my post on the 1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme coupe went over 1,000 views. Ten other 1,000 view posts have preceded it, with the first being the 1986 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta hatchback coupe (now at around 2,300 views) and the most recent being the 1987 Buick LeSabre T Type coupe. All but one of these posts has been on a General Motors product—the exception was the 1987 Mercury Lynx XR3 hatchback coupe.

I have various theories—and almost no actual data—about what makes a particular post more popular than most others on Eighties Cars. One belief is that the key to the popularity of many individual posts is generally the rarity of the other coverage available for that particular vehicle or variant thereof.

The “rarity of other coverage” theory definitely seems to apply to the fourth-generation Cutlass Supremes, with my post often showing up on the initial page of an 1981 Cutlass-related Google search. Among eighties Cutlass’s of any type, Hagerty only tracks values for the 1983 and 1984 Hurst and the 1985 to 1987 4-4-2. One other interesting thing about the Cutlass Supreme post’s success is that it’s come on recently—despite being written in 2015, 85% of its views have been in the last year.

As always, I am grateful for the views—and our readers.

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