Mefi sending traffic my way May 30, 2002 8:32 PM   Subscribe

Huh? Here's this week's top ten referrals from my station's counter:

1. no referral
2. metafilter.com/mefi/2238
3. google.com/search
4. ask.com/main/followup.asp
5. askjeeves.com/main/followup.asp
6. metafilter.com/mefi/2238/
7. yahoo.com/bin/query
8. real.com/music/
9. altavista.com/sites/search/web
10. yahoo.com/bin/search

I've had people click on my show from my user page or comments, or even someone else's comment linking my show, but a no comment post from a year and four months before I found this place? And I can't see it having anything to do with any other show in the station, either, though some there do lurk here. What is up with that? Any clues?

posted by y2karl to MetaFilter-Related at 8:32 PM (17 comments total)

Stage One: Early Narcissism

Makes sense to me.

Zing!


posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:50 PM on May 30, 2002


OK, that wasn't very helpful. Sorry.

What's the total number of referrals for that page (with #6 and #2 combined)?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:08 PM on May 30, 2002


at a guess, i'd say it was this image from this post and that your referer log is confused 'cause metafilter and metatalk come from the same IP, which reverses to 'metafilter.'
posted by hob at 9:10 PM on May 30, 2002


You are right, of course--I forgot about that.
posted by y2karl at 9:23 PM on May 30, 2002


Any ideas on why the 2238?
posted by y2karl at 9:25 PM on May 30, 2002


Cause that image is in a comment in thread number 2238, silly.

(Also because I 0wnz j00!)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:38 PM on May 30, 2002


I got half a dozen hits last week from different people trying to click through to a picture I linked on a kitty thread. Presumably someone ran across the thread and mailed it to all their friends or something, but it came totally out of nowhere.
posted by kindall at 9:46 PM on May 30, 2002


(Dutifully, I am pretending this is interesting.)
posted by Opus Dark at 12:26 AM on May 31, 2002


Great work team. Now explain these.
posted by skallas at 2:18 AM on May 31, 2002


Uh, those were all me.

Sorry.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:20 AM on May 31, 2002


(this is scary)
posted by darukaru at 3:34 AM on May 31, 2002


but you're all miss the most important point:

while it's heartening to see some folks still using altavista (the number 9 referrer)... i need to know who, in the name of all things holy, is still using ask.com/askjeeves? and why didn't you get any hits from go.com/overture?
posted by mlang at 6:19 AM on May 31, 2002


(missing)
posted by mlang at 6:20 AM on May 31, 2002


ah... yer one of them search engine snobs, aintcha?
posted by crunchland at 6:34 AM on May 31, 2002


offtopic: y2karl, my wife asked me to mention that she liked your show a lot.
posted by bittennails at 7:27 AM on May 31, 2002


ah... yer one of them search engine snobs, aintcha?

no sir. just opposed to paid placement. i'm honestly delighted to see people still using good old altavista.digital.com.

and it breaks my heart to see hotbot get savaged as irrelevant in a mefi thread. particularly since hotbot was a personal fave back when i made the intrepid leap from gopher to http. in fact, i remember a relatively recent (1999 (pre-google)) — though actually quite ancient in internet time — c|net article where hotbot was named best overall search engine.
posted by mlang at 8:20 AM on May 31, 2002


mlang: let go.
posted by eyeballkid at 12:48 PM on May 31, 2002


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