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Statistics: September 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 September 21524
Number of custom word searches 2878
Usable number of searches (minus custom word) 18646
Number of times the archive search was used 462
Total number of words used in searches 52943
Number of times safemode was used 1031
Number of times Frames was used 16904
Number of times the query failed 252
Number of times no URL was found 89
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 152
www.geocities.com 127
english.pravda.ru 87
wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de 80
citeseer.nj.nec.com 78
news.bbc.co.uk 59
www.cnn.com 53
members.aol.com 40
www.angelfire.com 39
beaskund.helloyou.ws 37
www.epa.gov 36
www.guardian.co.uk 32
www.nap.edu 28
www.businessweek.com 27
groups.yahoo.com 27
arxiv.org 26
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk 25
www.house.gov 25
biz.yahoo.com 25
www.tribuneindia.com 24
www.nature.com 24
www.lencom.com 24
www.usatoday.com 23
www.fas.org 23
www.pbs.org 22
www.epinions.com 22
members.tripod.com 22
www.sptimes.com 21
www.w3.org 20
www.csmonitor.com 20
www.academiclibrary.com 20
Other Notables:
www.bizjournals.com 19
news.com.com 19
www.wired.com 18
www.microsoft.com 18
www.bbc.co.uk 18
www.chron.com 17
enquirer.com 15
www.cisco.com 14
espn.go.com 14
www.law.emory.edu 11
www.fao.org 11
www.colorado.edu 11
society.guardian.co.uk 11
fresh-blood.iwasateenagewolfman.com 11
www.usdoj.gov 10
www.space.com 10
www.computerworld.com 10
www.cbsnews.com 10
www.washingtonpost.com 9
www.msnbc.com 8
www.faqs.org 8
home.earthlink.net 8
www.time.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 6171
.org 2178
.edu 1053
.net 607
.uk 587
.gov 379
.ca 285
.au 284
.us 236
.de 99
.jp 59
.nl 56
.mil 54
.ru 49
.nz 47
.za 46
.fr 36
.info 35
.it 33
.dk 30


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 6888
.htm 4772
Root URL 2445
.asp 982
.shtml 559
.php 388
.cfm 285
.txt 192
.stm 69
.cgi 43
.aspx 43
.jsp 42
.php3 34


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 25 times: handful
Words used 23 times: guys, honored, off, premiums
Words used 22 times: breathing, detect, modular, signing
Words used 21 times: analog, appropriations, lottery, meantime, min, representing, stringent
Words used 20 times: too many !
Only 21 words were never used.


Frequency of option 'Number of words'
Number of times 1 word was used in search 2082 11.2%
Number of times 2 words were used in search 535 2.9%
Number of times 3 words were used in search (default) 15030 80.6%
Number of times 4 words were used in search 294 1.6%
Number of times 5 words were used in search 705 3.8%


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

Option: Country Number of times used
United States 759
Great Britain 105
United Kingdom 79
Netherlands 67
Australia 58
Canada 57
Russia 38
Spain 30


'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 1643
Dutch 39
Spanish 15

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