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Statistics: August 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.

August was the first month with a custom word option, where you can specify a word you always want included in the search terms. I exluded these searches (all 1886 of them) from these stats, as they would greatly influence the results.

General
TOTAL Number of searches through August 19621
Number of custom word searches 1886
Usable number of searches (minus custom word) 17735
Number of times the archive search was used 323
Total number of words used in searches 50367
Number of times safemode was used 958
Number of times Frames was used 15139
Number of times the query failed 208
Number of times no URL was found 109
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 122
english.pravda.ru 97
www.netnews.org 88
wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de 87
www.amazon.com 71
news.bbc.co.uk 57
www.cnn.com 41
www.nature.com 36
beaskund.helloyou.ws 35
groups.yahoo.com 34
www.pbs.org 32
members.aol.com 32
www.guardian.co.uk 29
www.epa.gov 28
www.wired.com 27
biz.yahoo.com 27
www.angelfire.com 26
news.com.com 26
members.tripod.com 26
arxiv.org 26
www.russiajournal.com 24
www.microsoft.com 23
www.chron.com 23
citeseer.nj.nec.com 23
www.usdoj.gov 21
www.smh.com.au 21
www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov 21
www.nap.edu 21
enquirer.com 21
www.usatoday.com 20
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov 20
www.edict.com.hk 18
www.un.org 17
www.theage.com.au 17
www.sptimes.com 17
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk 17
www.fas.org 17
www.abc.net.au 17
allafrica.com 17
Other Notables:
www.cbsnews.com 16
www.businessweek.com 16
www.w3.org 15
www.blonnet.com 15
www.epinions.com 14
www.tribuneindia.com 13
www.house.gov 12
www.amazon.co.uk 11
abcnews.go.com 10
www.msnbc.com 9
www.canoe.ca 7
www.bbc.co.uk 7
home.earthlink.net 7
www.space.com 6

** 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 5928
.org 1965
.edu 1008
.uk 625
.net 585
.gov 364
.au 335
.ca 306
.us 192
.de 87
.jp 86
.cn 84
.nl 72
.nz 57
.mil 53
.no 48
.za 47
.it 45
.tw 41
.ru 41


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 6879
.htm 4528
Root URL 2109
.asp 943
.shtml 528
.php 405
.cfm 269
.txt 198
.stm 66
.cgi 62
.jsp 54
.php3 52


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 29 times: stringent
Words used 23 times: cassette
Words used 22 times: match
Words used 21 times: eighth, pipeline, salesman, slumped
Words used 20 times: branch, conversations, cope, exchanged, judge, photo, status
Words used 19 times: bearing, betting, bringing, exhaust, relative, scratch, sought
Words used 18 times: too many !
Only 37 words were never used.


Frequency of option 'Number of words'
Number of times 1 word was used in search 1734 9.8%
Number of times 2 words were used in search 1082 6.1%
Number of times 3 words were used in search (default) 13965 78.7%
Number of times 4 words were used in search 196 1.1%
Number of times 5 words were used in search 758 4.3%


'Country' options used:
The number of times the search was restricted to specific countries.

Option: Country Number of times used
United States 558
Australia 147
Canada 129
Netherlands 60
United Kingdom 56
Switzerland 43
Japan 36
Taiwan 33


'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 1276
Chinese 319
French 52
Norwegian 42
German 22
Japanese

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