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.