You don't really see it when looking at the graph for August only, but something happened with the stats:

Something happened with the stats and I don't know what. Normally August is a slow month, but last August we broke the "Page Views" record. August was also the second best month of the year with respect to Visits, Visits/day, and Unique visitors.

Month Page views Visits Visits/day Unique visitors/month
January 2016 378,381 125,716 4,055 66,100
February 2016 397,658 133,016 4,587 70,277
March 2016 441,774 149,283 4,816 78,105
April 2016 407,244 131,073 4,369 70,222
May 2016 442,446 141,620 4,568 76,025
June 2016 439,942 140,014 4,667 73,711
July 2016 394,225 130,367 4,205 68,198
August 2016 445,290 146,241 4,717 77,266

Obviously I'm happy with these results, but I prefer knowing what happened. I guess that the hard work, providing documentation, documentation, and more documentation, was finally picked up by Google and the other search engines.