Mangle

Statistics: February 2004

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 February 20405
Number of custom word searches 1765
Usable number of searches (minus custom word) 18640
Number of times the archive search was used 962
Number of times the homepage search was used 2571
Total number of words used in searches 53328
Number of times safemode was used 1696
Number of times Frames was used 16203
Number of times the query failed 246
Number of times no URL was found 406
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 196
citeseer.nj.nec.com 99
www.geocities.com 97
english.pravda.ru 95
wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de 69
news.bbc.co.uk 66
www.findarticles.com 62
beaskund.helloyou.ws 46
www.cnn.com 40
www.blackwell-synergy.com 35
www.guardian.co.uk 33
www.epa.gov 32
arxiv.org 32
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk 30
www.tribuneindia.com 28
www.pbs.org 26
www.abc.net.au 26
portal.acm.org 26
www.smh.com.au 23
www.nap.edu 23
members.aol.com 23
www.lencom.com 21
biz.yahoo.com 21
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov 19
www.cdc.gov 19
www.usdoj.gov 18
www.un.org 18
www.taipeitimes.com 18
www.microsoft.com 18
www.house.gov 18
www.bizjournals.com 18
www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov 17
www.epinions.com 17
www.sptimes.com 16
www.hrw.org 16
www.fas.org 16
www.detnews.com 16
www.bbc.co.uk 16
seattlepi.nwsource.com 16
news.com.com 16
Other Notables:
www.nwfusion.com 15
books.nap.edu 15
allafrica.com 15
www.w3.org 13
www.ftc.gov 13
www.wired.com 12
www.nature.com 12
www.livejournal.com 12
www.defenselink.mil 11
www.whitehouse.gov 9
home.earthlink.net 9
espn.go.com 9
www.washingtonpost.com 8
www.media.mit.edu 8
www.fda.gov 8
www.faqs.org 8
www.amazon.de 8
www.space.com 7
www.forbes.com 7
www.cnnsi.com 7
home.att.net 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 5926
.org 2065
.edu 1014
.uk 723
.net 609
.gov 359
.au 315
.ca 312
.us 219
.de 158
.nl 123
.nz 86
.it 63
.ch 62
.fi 57
.jp 53
.at 45
.mil 44


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 6804
.htm 4732
Root URL 1675
.asp 1107
.shtml 565
.php 565
.cfm 375
.txt 174
.aspx 86
.jhtml 74
.stm 73
.jsp 66
.php3 54
.cgi 46


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 24 times: deputy
Words used 22 times: birds, climbing, endorsed, hoping
Words used 21 times: cache, detect, insisted
Words used 20 times: too many!
Only 27 words were never used.


Frequency of option 'Number of words'
Number of times 1 word was used in search 1079 5.8%
Number of times 2 words were used in search 1669 9.0%
Number of times 3 words were used in search (default) 15208 81.6%
Number of times 4 words were used in search 133 0.7%
Number of times 5 words were used in search 551 3.0%


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

Option: Country Number of times used
United States 375
United Kingdom 187
Netherlands 161
Australia 126
China 113
Canada 100
Austria 66


'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 1345
Spanish 331
German 281
Dutch 186
French 107
Italian 90
Finnish 71

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