January 2001 stats February 14, 2001 11:41 PM   Subscribe

January stats, in case you were wondering.
posted by mathowie (staff) to MetaFilter-Related at 11:41 PM (15 comments total)

Thanks. Wow, 543 Mbytes/day. And most of that is text. And of course it's always fun to look at search requests. After looking through them I had to go off to google and look up "hensel twins" - I thought they may be adult film stars or something. But no, they're just conjoined twins.
posted by gluechunk at 1:17 AM on February 15, 2001

"quicken 2001 crack"

The accounting software for dealers?

"how to grow kind bud"

And what's the deal with all the anorexic searches? There be some creepy folk out there.
posted by cCranium at 6:16 AM on February 15, 2001

What the heck is scooby doo porn? Now that is weird.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 7:34 AM on February 15, 2001

a href="http://metatalk.metafilter.com/metadetail.mefi/238">Here's the scooby doo porn explained. I have no idea why anyone would search for it, but this is the reason they end up at metafilter.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:22 AM on February 15, 2001

oops. here's the link.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:22 AM on February 15, 2001

That top entry on the IP address list; that's Waxy, right? ;-)
posted by baylink at 9:47 AM on February 15, 2001

All I can say is that somehow mefi got 9 hits via MY page. That's kinda weird, but considering the hit or two I get per month via my mefi profile, I guess fair's fair.
posted by zempf at 10:48 AM on February 15, 2001


doesn't look like it belongs to Matt, though.
posted by pnevares at 11:48 AM on February 15, 2001

Yeah, i'm a little concerned for people who search for anorexic pictures. You can only hope it's for research.
posted by Zool at 2:03 PM on February 15, 2001

363 hits from variations on randomwalks.com, and I bet they're all me. I'm not ready for a 12-step program, but I'd try a patch...
posted by sudama at 3:56 PM on February 15, 2001

MetaFiltro is going to be the spanish language, latin american port of MetaFilter, run by the subte.com guys.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:53 PM on February 15, 2001

What the heck is scooby doo porn? Now that is weird.

I propose we come up with a nonsense "meme," talk it up in MF and then see how long it takes for search engine hits to start finding it. A while back I searched google for "strawberry shakuhachi" and got a ton of hits. Switched to "papaya shakuhachi" and that still gets 11. "Shakuhachi porn" gets 69. "Toboggan porn" gets 68. And then there's "shakuhachi toboggan." Somewhere, someone is poring over their logs and saying "yow! Someone is searching for "shakuhachi toboggan"! Now that is weird."

posted by rodii at 9:07 PM on February 15, 2001

What strikes me about looking at the refer log is that it is "game over" for the search engines who are not Google! I feel very sorry for my friends at Inktomi... How long before Excite, Lycos and Alta Vista are simply portals to Google search results ... which will have the effect, of course, of killing off the meta-search engines (like my favorite, Profusion, whose raison d'etre is the existence of a multitude of discreet search technologies.
posted by MattD at 8:29 AM on February 16, 2001

The fact that other search engines are not sending lots of visitors here does not mean that they're lacking users. It's more likely that they haven't indexed MeFi as well as Google has. Excite and Lycos are both in the top ten most popular sites, and AltaVista is number 11 on that list. Admittedly, many of those visitors are using the sites for something other than just their search feature, but even the experts don't know what the future has in store.
posted by Aaaugh! at 1:13 PM on February 16, 2001

Baylink: It's not me... I'm not even on the top 10 list. Besides, my MeFi stats page hardly hits the site at all. Maybe 60 requests everytime I run the scraper.
posted by waxpancake at 10:41 AM on February 17, 2001

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