Blog: December Stats Time

December 31st, 2002 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

[Graph showing daily blog stats]Ok, since it’s the end of the month (and, indeed, the end of the year) I may as well do a ‘Statistics Summary’ of my blog again.

During December I had a total of 58,312 hits (up from 12,658 last month) or 7,395 visits (up from 1,838) – that averages out at 1881 hits/238 visits a day (up from 666 hits and 96 visits). This month has seen 651Mb of traffic to the 175 entries and 47 comments (up from 121Mb traffic to 89 entries and 16 comments last month). I was actually hoping to hit the 200th post/entry mark tonight (hence why I’ve been blogging quite a bit the past few days) – but I doubt I’ll be able to think of another 24 decent posts in the next 3.5hours.

The following stats do not include articles/entries when they are displayed on the front page: The most popular entry was “The Mystery Of Time And Space Game and solution” (MOTAS) from last month (it previously ranked second) with 983 hits consuming 4.05% of my traffic at 26.3Mb. Last month it only gathered 257 hits with 4.1Mb of traffic – and the previous number 1 (“Pick On George Bush“) had 2.1Mb of traffic: a hell of an increase!

The next most popular page was the new entry announcing the launch of MT-RefSearch with 391 hits (1.41% traffic/9Mb), then came last month’s number 1 with just 346 hits, and in fourth position was the new entry detailing my coverage of “World AIDS Day” which had 254 hits and just over 5Mb of traffic (0.79% of all traffic). Fifth was my ramblings and listings of “Male Genitalia” and the various names – that attracts 219 hits and that was followed by my further coverage of World AIDS Day Part II with 209 hits.

Google still provided the bulk of my referrals (2864 compared to 441 last month) followed by Yahoo with 626. 117 people found my site via Technorati. 94 from the new Six Log and Neil helped 49 people (up from 25) to my site. Those statistics exclude sites that leeched pictures off my site: I’ve now had to (unfortunately) put in referrer blocking so that the images can’t be leeched (forums posts appeared to be popular places for people to put direct references to my images).

461 people hunted via the search engines to get to the MOTAS using various search terms (“mystery time space”/”the mystery of time and space walkthrough”), then 335 people came to my site looking for “richy” – this is probably due to this post on the Six Apart weblog which instructed people to look on Google for “Richy” to find my site (I know I’m currently in the number 1 position on Google for ‘richy’ and ‘flibblepenguin’ – and probably a few other terms). 132 came looking for “george bush with binoculars“. Other notable terms were various TV: Granada Men And Motors ones (“menandmotors”/”men and motors”/”granada men and motors”/”emma ford men and motors”) and then lots of different search terms for the previously mentioned World AIDS day coverage.

Puzzling search terms include “does amazon use people or machines to wrap christmas presents” (answer: I don’t know – looking at the Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com websites and searching the web fails to give a conclusive answer, but looking at the quality of it – I would guess the gift wrapping is done by machine), “address for cn productions” (answer: CN Productions Inc is located at P.O. Box 6944, Rockford, Illinois 61125. Source: the AOL Judgement), “priapus” (who was a Pagan god also known as ‘Priapos’ which the Christian church tried to stop the pagans from worshipping. Source: Priapus), “cherry picker uk” (a “Cherry Picker” is a form of fork-lift truck which can rise to high heights. See the product page of Cherry Picker Ireland for photos) and ” zerg codec” (which was probably a reference to Jerry Duruibe or someone looking for Codec Electronic Products).

The US Military (with 62 hits) and the US Government (with 49 hits) appear to be still taking an interest in my blog, but I’d like to say “Hi” to the visitor(s) from Sri Lanka, South Korea and Hungary!

Over the year (well, 2 months of keeping the ‘blog), I’ve had a total of 9,233 visitors consuming 772Mb of traffic accessing 62,116 files which generated 70,970 hits.

This post is over 6 months old.

This means that, despite my best intentions, it may no longer be accurate.

This blog holds over 12 years of archived content - during that time, I may have changed my opinion of something, technology will have advanced (and old "best standards" may no longer be the case), my technology "know how" has improved etc etc - it would probably take me a considerable amount of time to update all the archival entries: and defeat the point of keeping them anyway.

Please take these posts for what they are: a brief look into my past, my history, my journey and "caveat emptor".

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