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, January 2006 Total Visitors: 6,207
Total Pageviews: 13,167
(Corrected Total: 8,776) Total Hits: 14,851
Total Bytes Transferred: 321.2MB
Average Visitors Per Day: 221.67
Average Pageviews Per Day: 470.25
(Corrected Average: 283.1)
Average Hits Per Day: 530.39
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 a bit higher than last month, despite three days’ worth of missing web logs. (Grrr.)
Our top ten most popular pages are:
christian-sauve.com/index.html 341 christian-sauve.com/texts/free-movie-tickets.htm 209 christian-sauve.com/reviews.html 125 christian-sauve.com/texts/solaris-explanation.htm 118 christian-sauve.com/reviews/movies-2001.htm 108 christian-sauve.com/about.html 106 christian-sauve.com/texts/worldcon-2004-noreascon4.htm 106 christian-sauve.com/reviews/movies-2002.htm 95 christian-sauve.com/reviews/movies-1997.htm 93 christian-sauve.com/texts/100films.htm 93
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):
Netscape|6 2316 (2179) Explorer|6 1838 (1732) Gigabot|2 523 (new) Googlebot|2 287 (304) Netscape|2 254 (new)
Netscape|2? NETSCAPE|2? NETSCAPE|2?!
2. Where do these people come from?
Our top five sources of referrals (in visitors) were
google.com/search 683 (656) www.google.ca/search 220 (172) ask.com/web 75 (58) yahoo.com/search 67 (60) google.co.uk/search 66 (64)
No new links this month.
3. Ohh! Visitor comments!
Rummaging through our mailbox, we see a test message and an empty one, but also…
1. Kevin Lenagh (co-author of the highly enjoyable Contacting Aliens) wrote to say thank you about my review of the book and confirm a number of suppositions. A summary of his comments is to be found appended to my review.
2. A reader from Texas writes to ask…
I used to get movie tickets all the time in Dallas. Now that I’m in Houston, I can’t seem to find out where I can just go pick up tickets. Do you know of a way for me to attain this information?
Sorry, no: Everything I know is in the article.
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:
solaris explanation 16
solaris explained 10
fight club book review 9
being canadian 9
mortal error 8
solaris ending 8
amazon isbn 7
good films 7
stomach shrinkage 6
amazon bookmarklet 5
Not much to say here.
Until next time, my name is Christian Sauvé and I remain… obsessed by web statistics.