Mangle

Statistics: April 2003

A log is kept of the options and results for each random search. I wrote a small program to analyse everything based on the data from the past month.

General
Number of searches through April 12897
Number of times the archive search was used 141
Total number of words used in searches 35918
Number of times safemode was used 653
Number of times Frames was used 11824
Number of times the query failed 187
Number of times no URL was found 122
Number of words in the database 7111


Website URL hits
The root URL was counted for each site visited. For example, If a web site address 'www.news.com/paper/june/00232.html' was hit, only 'www.news.com' was counted.

Web site root URL Hits
www.geocities.com 108
beaskund.helloyou.ws 76
english.pravda.ru 75
wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de ** 56
news.bbc.co.uk 52
www.amazon.com 36
members.aol.com 30
www.cnn.com 28
citeseer.nj.nec.com 28
www.pbs.org 26
www.angelfire.com 26
www.nature.com 25
news.com.com 23
www.epa.gov 21
www.epinions.com 20
www.microsoft.com 19
biz.yahoo.com 17
www.usatoday.com 15
www.nap.edu 15
www.guardian.co.uk 15
members.tripod.com 15
www.washingtonpost.com 14
www.chron.com 14
abcnews.go.com 14
enquirer.com 13
www.wired.com 12
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.com 12
Other Notables:
www.usdoj.gov 11
www.theage.com.au 11
www.fas.org 11
web.mit.edu 11
www.tribuneindia.com 10
www.house.gov 10
home.earthlink.net 9
www.cdc.gov 7
www.media.mit.edu 6
quickstart.clari.net 6
www3.sympatico.ca 1

** Note that the site wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de contains a 10000+ word list of the english language, and so this page is generally found if an odd combination of rarely used words are used in the search.


Top-level domain hits
The top-level domains (.com, .edu, .org, etc) in the web URLs were counted. The top few never seem to change.

Top-level Domain Hits
.com 4335
.org 1594
.edu 794
.uk 505
.net 427
.gov 318
.ca 267
.au 200
.us 168
.de 83
.ru 70
.jp 64
.se 59
.nl 48
.fi 44
.mil 35
.nz 34


Domain File Extension Names
The filetypes that were used in the URL were counted. The order doesn't change from month to month, however I expect to see a slight shift over a longer time period.

File Extension Hits
.html 4785
.htm 3524
Root (no extension) 1780
.asp 672
.shtml 350
.php 208
.cfm 203
.txt 169
.stm 58
.jsp 32
.php3 29
.phtml 19
.cgi 18


Word Frequencies
Although there is an equal probability of any word being picked out of the 7111 words in the database, some words came up more often than others. These are the words that were most often picked.

Words used 22 times: min, worker
Words used 19 times: shells
Words used 17 times: agree, categories, insisted, journey
Words used 16 times: breathing, modular, serve, slipped
Words used 15 times: deposition, dropped, organized, slashed, unstable, waited
Words used 14 times: too many !
Only 120 words were never used.


Frequency of option 'Number of words'
Number of times 1 word was used in search 1667 12.9%
Number of times 2 words were used in search 580 4.5%
Number of times 3 words were used in search (default) 10000 77.5%
Number of times 4 words were used in search 159 1.2%
Number of times 5 words were used in search 491 3.8%


'Country' options used:
The number of times the search was restricted to specific countries (the countries which were used less than 10 times were omitted).

Option: Country Number of times used
Canada 375
United States 425
United Kingdom 110
Great Britain 103
Russia 88
Sweden 85
Finland 55
Netherlands 38
Australia 35
Japan 34


'Language' options used:
The number of times the search was restricted to specific languages If you want English pages, there really is no need to select English when you are using Mangle since the majority of the pages on the internet are in English, and you are using and English database of words.

Option: Language Number of times used
English 1316
Chinese 36
Russian 25
German Finnish
Japanese 18

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