2005 Chuggnutt Zeitgeist

It’s time for another edition of the Chuggnutt Zeitgeist, in the spirit of Google and since I did one last year. Interesting stuff, if you’re into blogs and stats and such. On to it!

  • Number of blog entries: 244. Last year: 306.
  • Approximate total number of words: 39,810. Last year: 45,537
  • Average words per blog entry: 163.2. Last year: 148.8
    It only looks like I wrote less than last year, but you know what? I was also writing on The Brew Site. I’m doing a Zeitgeist post over there too, but the quick numbers are 222 posts and 38,371 words… which combined, yields 466 posts and 78,181 words. Surpassed!
  • Total visitors: 633,110. This is unfiltered, so it includes bots, spiders, RSS readers, etc. Last year: 242,433
  • Average visitors per day: 1,734. Last year: 687
  • Total real visitors (approximate): 430,505. This is the actual number, with most of the bots and such filtered out.
  • Average real visitors per day: 1,179
    This year I made the attempt to show actual visitors to the site, not just the automated stuff out there. To that end I filtered out anything identifying itself as a spider, known RSS feed slurpers/readers, bots, crawlers, and non-browser agents. I didn’t get everything out, but this is a pretty decent snapshot. Note this doesn’t speak to unique visitors; the stat package I’m using doesn’t classify that and I’m not using Sitemeter or anything that supposedly tracks unique visitors. I imagine a good part of the total visitors are repeat visits, so I won’t hazard a guess as to how many unique hits are there.
  • The most active month was October, by a long shot, because of the Burger King mask post—people were hammering this post looking for a Burger King Halloween costume. Not surprisingly, this post has also garnered the most comments: 673
  • There were three days on which traffic spiked considerably: April 30, with 9,152 visitors; July 20, with 7,575 visitors; and August 18, with 8,915 visitors. Unsurprisingly, those appear to be times when I was FARKed—that is, someone linked to one of my pictures from the FARK forums.
  • Ten most popular blog entries:
    1. The Burger King creeps me out: 28,910
    2. Houston’s glass public toilet: 9,610
    3. My Burger King mask post is on fire!: 9,511
    4. Goofy Burger King job flyer: 5,234
    5. The Donald Trump/Bend urban legend: 4,879
    6. Leonard Nimoy’s Bilbo Baggins: 4,862
    7. Super Wal-Mart: 4,619
    8. Central Oregon’s biggest baby?: 3,821
    9. Leeroy Jenkins!: 3,781
    10. Never ending fall: 3,017
  • Total number of comments (not counting spam): 1,556
  • Most popular searches on this site:
    • burger king: 34
    • burger king mask [variants]: 24
    • i want to buy the burger king mask: 5
    • Beaubien [variants]: 28
    • z21: 27
    • ktvz: 8
    • html2text: 24
    • trump: 10 (plus 3 variants)
    • donald trump: 6
    • donald trump bend: 3
    • donald trump bend oregon rumor: 3
    • (Total Trump related: 25)
    • fantastic 4 cash card [variants]: 14
    • fantastic 4 [variants]: 16
    • bend oregon [variant]: 14
    • bend: 12
    • php: 12
    • blog: 12
    • amazon: 11
    • lovecraft: 10
  • Ten most popular search engine searches landing here:
    1. burger king mask: 5,295
    2. boba fett: 3,086
    3. pdb reader: 1,972
    4. free palm ebooks: 1,805
    5. darth maul: 1,534
    6. kermit the frog: 1,376
    7. leeroy jenkins: 1,221
    8. www.amazon.com/burgerking: 1,210
    9. super walmart: 973
    10. palm reader: 877
  • Top five search engines:
    1. Google: 72,180
    2. Yahoo: 20,629
    3. MSN: 4,042
    4. AskJeeves: 1,259
    5. AOL Search: 1,061
  • Here’s the approximate breakdown of browsers and agents, gleaned from the full numbers:
    • Internet Explorer: 61% of all traffic
    • Mozilla/Netscape browsers (Firefox mostly, I think): 23%
    • Opera: 1%
    • RSS readers/agents: 2%
    • Bots/search engine crawlers: 8.2%
    • Other stuff (random bots, feed readers, crawlers, obscure browsers): 4.8%
  • Among real visitors, some surprises in country of origin (I’m not listing all country stats here; suffice to say, the U.S. and Canada are the top two):
    • China: 13,221 visitors
    • Malaysia: 1,930
    • Uruguay: 1,371
    • Sweden: 912
    • Saudi Arabia: 899
    • Greece: 524
    • Iran: 450

    I’m surprised I’m that popular in China.

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