Mangle

Statistics: December 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 from these stats, as they would greatly influence the results.

General
TOTAL Number of searches through December 21817
Number of custom word searches 1704
Usable number of searches (minus custom word) 19620
Number of times the archive search was used 339
Total number of words used in searches 57149
Number of times safemode was used 1306
Number of times Frames was used 18107
Number of times the query failed 410
Number of times no URL was found 83
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.amazon.com 201
english.pravda.ru 129
www.findarticles.com 104
www.geocities.com 99
beaskund.helloyou.ws 90
news.bbc.co.uk 81
wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de 78
citeseer.nj.nec.com 75
www.blackwell-synergy.com 64
www.cnn.com 62
www.epa.gov 37
groups.yahoo.com 37
www.lencom.com 34
www.bizjournals.com 34
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk 33
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov 31
www.nap.edu 31
members.aol.com 31
www.tribuneindia.com 30
www.microsoft.com 28
www.house.gov 25
arxiv.org 25
www.wired.com 24
www.pbs.org 24
www.guardian.co.uk 24
www.businessweek.com 24
www.nature.com 23
www.epinions.com 22
www.angelfire.com 22
lists.w3.org 22
www.sptimes.com 21
www.cisco.com 21
www.cdc.gov 21
www.w3.org 20
news.com.com 20
www.usatoday.com 18
www.hri.org 18
www.fas.org 18
europa.eu.int 18
biz.yahoo.com 18
www.usdoj.gov 17
www.theage.com.au 17
www.smh.com.au 17
www.hyperdictionary.com 17
seattlepi.nwsource.com 17
members.tripod.com 17
www.wsws.org 16
www.imf.org 16
www.csmonitor.com 16
www.chron.com 16
allafrica.com 16
209.157.64.200 16
www.un.org 15
Other Notables:
www.seacoastonline.com 15
www.salon.com 15
www.abc.net.au 15
enquirer.com 15
www.bbc.co.uk 14
home.earthlink.net 14
www.livejournal.com 12
www.the-scientist.com 11
newsfromrussia.com 11
www.scotland.gov.uk 10
www.media.mit.edu 10
www.law.emory.edu 10
www.faqs.org 10
www.whitehouse.gov 9
www.stanford.edu 9
slashdot.org 9
home.att.net 9
abcnews.go.com 9
www.universities.com 8
www.sciencedaily.com 8
www.canoe.ca 8
web.amnesty.org 8
msdn.microsoft.com 8
www.reliefweb.int 7
www.msnbc.com 7

** 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 6429
.org 2186
.edu 1102
.uk 667
.net 590
.gov 379
.ca 311
.au 286
.us 276
.de 125
.mil 60
.jp 60
.nl 49
.za 44
.ch 43
.nz 42


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 7187
.htm 5000
Root URL 2180
.asp 1087
.shtml 597
.php 503
.cfm 321
.txt 207
.jhtml 116
.stm 92
.php3 71
.jsp 70
.aspx 54
.fcgi 39
.cgi 36


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 27 times: embedded
Words used 25 times: photo
Words used 24 times: cassette
Words used 23 times: log
Words used 22 times: agree, concludes, invoked, lure, ocean, wines
Words used 16 times: too many !
Only 21 words were never used.


Frequency of option 'Number of words'
Number of times 1 word was used in search 1410 7.2%
Number of times 2 words were used in search 721 3.7%
Number of times 3 words were used in search (default) 16429 83.7%
Number of times 4 words were used in search 290 1.5%
Number of times 5 words were used in search 770 3.9%


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

Option: Country Number of times used
United States 826
Canada 173
United Kingdom 100
Australia 59
Great Britain 48
Germany 46


'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 1711
French 42
German 39

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