Tuesday, 31 May, 2005
May Web Stats
Visits to my Web site peaked in mid-April and began to fall off slightly through the end of the month. May traffic is down about 30% from April--almost back down to January levels. Oddly, I'm still getting many "referrals" from what appear to be poker sites. I still haven't determined if those are spam bots or legitimate traffic. I'm more curious than anything else, but don't really know how to track down the answer.
I am, however, going to do an experiment. I'm going to submit my site to the search engines again and see if I get another huge increase in traffic like I did back in January. If I do, I'll be more inclined to believe that the increased traffic is from spam bots.
Firefox's share of hits on my site hit an all-time high this month with 21%. Internet Explorer was still on top with almost 66%, and everybody else was under 5%. I know that I'm just one site, but I have to think that Firefox is gaining market share all across the Web. Perhaps not the 21% I've seen, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it reach 13%. I wonder who tracks that kind of thing, and how.
Search terms have been woefully unfunny the last few months, except for one: "masturbation caused rotator cuff injury." I don't even want to know the details.