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    Re: what they're searching for...
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2008 Dec 11, 19:53 -0800

    That's probably the only interesting thing (the search terms). Beyond that, 
    it's just bandwidth usage, popularity of links, etc. For example, "m2" has 
    had over 132,000 hits in the past week. That's the page that displays 
    individual messages in the archive. Only 15,000 of those hits are not from 
    search engines(one of those led me to www.searchme.com which is REALLY COOL 
    --if you have a broadband connection).  Yesterday there was over a gigabyte 
    of traffic through the NavList archive site since a few dozen people 
    downloaded that single-file Bowditch (I did laugh aloud when you suggested 
    breaking it up into smaller files, by the way).
    
    There's nothing identifiable in the stats in case you're wondering. All web 
    sites record IP addresses, of course, and under some circumstances, you can 
    make an educated guess about the identity of the person behind the numbers, 
    but it's not obvious. Web site statistic services, like the one installed on 
    my web server by default, also record information on the type of browser 
    visiting the site (IE and Firefox in a dead heat for first place with Safari 
    and Opera way down the list). They also include the visitor's platform 
    (mostly Windows XP with Win Vista about five times lower and Mac OSX 
    trailing).
    
    -FER
    
    
    
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