Since I had to go onto the server last night, I did a search phrase dump. I have to tell you, there’s nothing surprising about the search phrases the last two weeks. Honestly, the top twenty are the same sorts of things I’ve written about before. No, Stephen Fry still isn’t writing a Doctor Who … Continue reading On the Latest Search Phrase News
I’ve been Slashdotted! Well, not exactly. Slashdot actually had nothing to do with the spike in website traffic I’ve seen in the past thirty-six hours. Rather, Google and other search engines are to blame. This website gets about 125 unique visitors a day. About. Over the holiday weekend hits were in the eighty range. Middle … Continue reading On a Slashdotting
Stat time once more! Here’s a random factoid. In the past two weeks, which is what the server report I pulled this morning covers, twice as many people accessed The World According to Allyn with Windows 3.1 machines as by Amiga machines. I’m just amazed there are people out there, doing the Internet-thing, with Windows … Continue reading On Recent Search Phrases
I am a stats fiend. I admit it, anyone who knows me knows I know numbers. Since I installed the Automattic Stats plug-in for WordPress I’ve been getting lots of really interesting data. It’s no trouble at all to just fire up the WordPress admin screens and take a look at how many hits I’ve … Continue reading On Today's Weird Search Phrase
It’s a Sunday, so that means “Let’s mess around with WordPress!” Today was no exception. Changes were made, but they’re nothing that you, readers, would see. Rather, I installed two new plug-ins that make changes on the backend that I see when I write posts, approve comments, and the like. The one front-end change I … Continue reading On More WordPress Work
I’d occasionally do this about once a month–pull a search log report off the server and see why people are dropping by. Honestly, it was a good way just to make a post; I didn’t have to think to have content, because you good readers gave me the content and a platform to rant, or … Continue reading On Search Phrases
To a random Google searcher: No, I don’t know who performs exorcisms in Colorado.
Rough calculation here. Today 80 percent of the Internet searches that led here did so on a combination of two of the following three phrases: “Rhona Mitra” “Monica Potter” “Boston Legal.” And tying them together–“leaves” “Rhona Mitra leaves Boston Legal.” “Monica Potter leaves Boston Legal.” “Why did Rhona Mitra leave Boston Legal.” “Why did Monica … Continue reading On Boston Legal and Search Phrases
One of the top searches bringing people to the website this month is, I kid you not, “Oneders of the World.” What the frell are people trying to find? The Oneders are, as everyone knows, the Erie band that’s the focus of Tom Hanks’ film That Thing You Do!. If it’s “Wonders of the World” … Continue reading On the Really Stupid Things
Mid-way through the month, and the top search term here is Commander Cody, followed closely behind by Dalek and Kzin. I need to lay off the sci-fi.