Here are the monthly highlights for christian-sauve.com:
1. Mmm. Numbers…
My prickly "Urchin" web stats engine tells me that…
Report for: christian-sauve.com, October 2005 Total Visitors: 8,455
Total Pageviews: 16,910
(Corrected Total: 9,988) Total Hits: 19,486
Total Bytes Transferred: 476.9MB
Average Visitors Per Day: 272.74
Average Pageviews Per Day: 545.48
(Corrected Average: 322.19) Average Hits Per Day: 628.58
The "corrected" numbers take out the CSS, robots.txt, PDFs, mis-filed graphic files (ICO, GIF, JPG) and other non-public files mistakenly considered "pages" by the statistics pre-digestion engine. All results are higher than last month, but don’t read too much into that — I really got hammered by pok*r referral spam this month, and the corrected total takes that into account.
Our top ten most popular pages are
christian-sauve.com/ 422 christian-sauve.com/texts/free-movie-tickets.htm 251 christian-sauve.com/reviews/movies-2001.htm 157 christian-sauve.com/reviews.html 144 christian-sauve.com/texts/worldcon-2004-noreascon4.htm 140 christian-sauve.com/reviews/movies-1998.htm 126 christian-sauve.com/about.html 125 christian-sauve.com/reviews/movies-2002.htm 124 christian-sauve.com/reviews/index.html 120 christian-sauve.com/texts/summer-films1999a.htm 119
Few changes this month. Movie material continues to be a top draw.
If you care about such things, (and who would not?), here’s a look at browser statistics for the month (by visitors, last month’s results in parentheses):
Explorer|6 3487 (2013) Netscape|6 2874 (2214) Googlebot|2 346 (345) Netscape|2 297 (New) Explorer|5 297 (227)
IE6 regains the top spot, and I’m as amazed as you are at the Top-5 ranking of Netscape|2.
2. Where do these people come from?
Our top five sources of referrals (in visitors) were
google.com/search 812 (621) www.google.ca/search 220 (146) google.co.uk/search 75 (66) yahoo.com/search 71 (69) ask.com/web 64 (65)
One cool new link this month: Peter Watts approvingly links to my review of his short story "A Word for Heathens" by saying "Christian Sauvé called it ‘awe-inspiring in its unremitting pessimism’ in his review, which is one of the nicer things that anyone has ever said about my work."
Alas, The referal log was a source of almost uninterrupted spam.
3. Ohh! Visitor comments!
A few new messages this month:
1. Embarrasingly enough, a reader reports broken links on our Français page. Oups!
2. Another anonymous reader came to christian-sauve.com via my (French-language) essay on Neuromancer (at www.revue-solaris.com) and is satisfied enough to say…
I just read your essay in french called "Neuromancer, vingt ans après".
I just wanted to tell you how I appreciated this.
I just discovered Neuromancer (21 years after it’s first publication) and your essay is a good "etat des lieux".
3. Finally, Nancy from Winnipeg discovered my essay on Eye Laser Surgery and wrote to say…
I’ve spent a few hours reading the internet on PRK and yours was the most informative article from a practical standpoint. (funny, too!)
Hey, I didn’t suffer though it all so that people could be bored and depressed!
4. Search Queries Oddities
(This being the section in which we take a look at the search engine queries used by various visitors to find christian-sauve.com)
Here are our top-ten queries:
>christian sauve x12 >amazon isbn x8 >frank camper x7 >movie sneak previews x7 >solaris explanation x6 >free movie premiere tickets x6 >sauve x5 >free advance movie screenings x5 >carter catastrophe x4 >sneak preview movie tickets x4
Not much to say here.
>being canadian christian suave
I’m flattered that someone would actually look for this, but at least spell the frickin’ name right…
>canada vs sauve
Whoah! This will fuel my paranoid fantasies.
>cartoon robber in black mask taking a sheep pictures
>godzilla is better than babe the pig
>naked pictures of monique imes-jackson
>photos christian sauve
They’re my web logs, and they’re freaking me out! (I kid: As it happens, I know exactly who entered this search query and why.)
Until next time, my name is Christian Sauvé and I remain… obsessed by web statistics.