Ebtx Site Stats

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hese general statistics are given here to anyone interested in such things. They are fairly meaningless except as an indicator of relative activity.

Prior to May of 1998 my site was at http://members.aol.com/ebtex/ . I have no way of knowing how my stats faired in the years 1996 and 1997. Probably somewhat better in April of 98 than in May '98 since the search engines did not link to my http://ebtx.com site for some time


MegaBytes sent 

On 9NetAve in 1998    

May              32    
June             37
July             49
August           45
September        44
October          93
November        113  
December     "unknown - maybe pre-Y2K glitch"

----1999---- megabytes January "lost data" February "lost data" March "lost data" March 1999 site disappeared for ten days !? 9Net pretty much collapsed then in terms of service & tech support On Hiway ... April 162 (partial) May 193 June 206 July 210 August 190 September 217 October 260 November 288 December 291
----2000---- megabytes and page views January 276 - 37597 February 295 - 37869 March 370 - 50877 April 371 - 41106 May 474 - 65659 (skewed by Avantgo) June 336 - 36168 July 360 - 36047 August 308 - 36920 September 316 - 35556 October 457 - 54719 November 402 - 46295 December 281 - 36354
----2001---- megabytes - page views - visitors - hits x1000 January 421 - 49735 | | February 398 - 47493 | | March 442 - 54016 | | April 405 - 50230 | | May 447 - 51349 | | June 498 - 57485 | | July 476 - 58889 | | August 471 - 54606 | | September 476 - 50780 - 19882 - 121 October 594 - 58234 - 22166 - 138 November 566 - 63737 - 22920 - 141 December 1847 - 85859 - 33178 - 276 ^ skewed by link (artbell.com) to my page deadrop.htm 12/14/01
I've started using the "Urchin" statistics package (as of mid-Dec) offered by Verio which has bought out Hiway. So I've gone back to some previous available months (above) and inserted the 'visitors' & hits column.
The term "visitor" is loosely defined as the use of an IP address with less than a 30 minute break between another use of the same address. When that address is used again after the elapse of at least 30 minutes, it is counted as a new visitor. I don't agree with the numbers generated. Based on my own investigation, I think that the number of visitors should be less with more pageviews per visitor (depth of visit). Urchin apparently also counts a "bot" as a visitor. I don't. Whatever : - [
----2002---- megabytes  -  page views -  visitors   -  hits x1000
January         936     -    80654    -    28640    -     201 
February        891     -    79304    -    28083    -     195
March           934     -    75240    -    32955    -     201
April       1.086.G     -    84474    -    31833    -     224
May         1.015 G     -    83600    -    32521    -     211
June            846     -    69161    -    26443    -     180
July            924     -    79748    -    29420    -     180
August      1.106 G     -   105368    -    33635    -     220
September   1.222 G     -    93112    -    36310    -     266
October     1.253 G     -   102936    -    42367    -     289
November    1.187 G     -    90496    -    36590    -     296
December    1.228 G     -    98053    -    33603    -     286 

Total -----  12.5 G     -  1,042,146  -   391,400   -  2,754,341

----2003--- gigs - page views - visitors - hits x1000 January 1.089 - 80054 - 38131 - 262 February 1.339 - 89518 - 41923 - 297 March 1.282 - 90991 - 47885 - 295 April 1.779 - 141975 - 46670 - 357 ^ Skewed by server or hacker problem with excessive downloads of Yabb.pl (my forum) ... only visitor total is accurate. May 1.272 - 104139 - 50685 - 310 June 1.414 - 104753 - 45621 - 386 July 1.365 - 81054 - 38413 - 269 August 1.802 - 85911 - 38252 - 316 September 1.783 - 129169 - 52578 - 419 October 1.734 - 113514 - 49331 - 365 November 1.663 - 129079 - 55202 - 378 December 1.481 - 111560 - 50369 - 336 Total ----- 18.0 - 1,261,717 - 555060 - 3,996,180
----2004--- gigs - page views - visitors - hits x1000 January 1.915 - 113375 - 53815 - 433 February 1.422 - 99593 - 49093 - 347 March 1.657 - 112416 - 61464 - 372 April 1.462 - 99539 - 54734 - 348 May 1.553 - 88276 - 46466 - 321 June 1.385 - 92974 - 45310 - 318 July 1.792 - 119118 - 51751 - 405 August 2.265 - 132325 - 51661 - 462 ^ Somewhat skewed by quote in August issue "Wired" magazine about Mars anomalies. September 2.241 - 153587 - 52223 - 476 ^ Skewed by excess of 450 mgs of my forum Yabb.pl on 9/22/04 Only visitor total is accurate October 1.873 - 131444 - 52025 - 457 November 1.819 - 127714 - 52013 - 437 December 2.278 - 135512 - 62606 - 467 Totals ----- 21.76 - 1,405,766 - 632646 - 4,847,524 For 2004 : Average Pageviews Per Visitor 2.22 Average Hits Per Visitor 7.66 Average Bytes Per Visitor 36.07KB Average Length of Session (H:M:S) 00:03:08
----2005--- gigs - page views - visitors - hits x1000 January 2.654 - 181594 - 69260 - 528 Adjustments [I subtracted excess averaging 1/9 & 1/11 total] bot rampage - .630 -34497 -1 -39114 on 1/10/05. ____________________________________________________ My estimate-> 2.024 - 147097 - 69259 - 489 February 1.982 - 130537 - 67069 - 500 March 2.279 - 151176 - 75424 - 540 April 2.113 - 140039 - 78898 - 540 ^[@5000 "visitors" downloaded just 1 gif file with no page view] May 2.014 - 137994 - 61486 - 494 June 1.857 - 125015 - 48337 - 420 July 1.651 - 119256 - 55011 - 364 August 1.837 - 129347 - 56208 - 386 September 1.851 - 132372 - 64354 - 400 October 2.042 - 153298 - 66154 - 420 November 1.845 - 141686 - 62598 - 405 December 1.84 - 145927 - 55270 - 375 In November, Verio changed the stats program 12/31/05 - results are in line with former stats package except average length of session which seems to be too long by as much as a factor of two. Consequently, the figure of 5:59 is skewed by two months of "doubling". Would be around 3+ minutes by old stats. Totals ----- 25.81 - 1,830,113 - 822724 - 5,782,868 For 2005 : Average Pageviews Per Visitor 2.22 Average Hits Per Visitor 7.03 Average Bytes Per Visitor 32.9KB Average Length of Session (H:M:S) 00:05:59
----2006--- gigs - pg views x 103 - sessions - hits x103 January [est.] 2.00 - 150 - 60000 - 400 Due to new IP address and Verio screwup, my stats are lost for this month and all of 2005 (other than what I've recorded here). My stats for January would have been slightly more than December's as they were then going. February 1.98 - 142 - 68030 - 413 March 2.22 - 190 - 99080 - 458 revised non-robot est for march would be about 28-29% less than above
My stats for March 2006 are severely skewed due to robot activity, chiefly crawlers which are now one of the main constituents of overall Web traffic. The worst offender by far appears to be Yahoo's Slurp crawler which accounts for fully half of all crawler activity. Hence, in the future, I shall have to estimate my totals based on a reduction percentage from robot hits and bytes (my stats program does not give me a number for robot "sessions" so I am guessing that the number of sessions will be roughly equal to the percentage of hits and bytes which themselves are roughly equal. It appears that these 'bots are spoofing regular users by taking new IP addresses every couple of pages that they "slurp". This has the effect of making a web site appear to get more traffic than it is really getting. Yahoo is known for such underhanded tactics from their Geocities web farm where I once had my web site. They put a hit counter on my site without my consent and ran it up to look more active than it really was. It is possible that my stats have been overestimated for years, but they only became ridiculously obvious this month. It is abundantly clear to me now that stats are now all but completely unreliable. In fact, I may soon abandon keeping them at all.
April      2.03     -   149    -    62058    -     405  
May        2.63     -   161    -    66422    -     484 - (est. 'bot act. 20%)
June       2.20     -   120    -    58029    -     379 - (by robots 21%)
July       2.21     -   159    -    53770    -     391 - (bot 855mb 38%)
August     1.90     -   119    -    43725    -     350 - (bot 597mb 31%)
September  2.25     -   115    -    57561    -     368 - (bot 396mb 18%)
October    2.44     -   128    -    62026    -     400 - (bot 445mb 18%)
November   1.81     -    97    -    46619    -     286 - (bot 436mb 24%)
 ^ this month ^ Verio lost 7 days of stats ... so it's short about 25%
December   2.95     -   138    -    70598    -     420 - (bot 540mb 18%)

2006 year's stats are all lost at Verio. It has part NOV and all DEC only.
So, they were added from the above months by me.

               Gigs        Pageviews      Visitors      Hits
Total 2006:    26.62   -   1,668,000  -  ~704,000  -  ~4,700,000

In general, my stats are declining this year :o(
In part, this is due to my "robots.txt" exclusion (put in this year).


2007 gigs - pg views x 103 - sessions - hits x103 - robot traffic January 2.31 - 128 - 71192 - 386 - 335mb=14.5% February 2.12 - 117 - 65065 - 370 - 296mb=13.9%
This month I switched from Verio hosting which had pretty much collapsed to 1&1 hosting for $4.99 per month (instead of $24.99 for bad verio service). Everything is working fine but my stats program is different and I'll be entering nothing for this month. I expect it was similar to February's totals anyway. In the future I shall just enter visitors and pageviews. My stats appear to have leveled off so it really doesn't matter anymore. It's just a perfunctory exercise in futility anyway ;o)

March ... no stats because of host change
April ... visitors = 76548     page views = 117231 
May ..... visitors = 80659     page views = 119400
June .... visitors = 87859     page views = 132086
July .... visitors = 85123     page views = 134798
August .. visitors = 69145     page views = 112458
September ... visitors = 61364   page views = 104733
October ... visitors = 57563  page views = 96415
November ... visitors = 58538  page views = 105056
December ... visitors = 56969  page views = 104608

 


2008

January ... visitors 64548 ... page views 118534 February ... visitors 20629 ... page views ... 35259 (no stats 2/12-2/29?!) March ... visitors 63827 ... page views 127425 April ... visitors 68090 ... page views 151345 May ... visitors 67086 ... page views 119280 June ... visitors 60859 ... page views 96100 July ... visitors 61413 ... page views 104181 August ... visitors 59073 ... page views 108280 September ... visitors 67163 ... page views 135341


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