Why looking at the web log is funny

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 20 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

I finally got around to installing and configuring the server log viewer. I’m trying some new software this time, AWStats. Thus far, I like it a lot. However, I have been noticing some funny things. No, the software is working just fine. I’m talking about search strings used to find my website. For the month of January, the top keyphrase used was…”prom pictures” with 27.9% (61 hits). What the hell? I know I have a few prom pictures on the site, but that many hits? Other notable keyphrases delt with Titus Andronicus, 1984, Pictures from el Salvador, EPA regulations on vehicles, Clockwork Orange, and paideia definition. And another thing. I believe AFdN set a new site record with a total of 3.78 GB of data transferd (bandwidth) for the month of January (which still isn’t over yet!). 90% of that was from WMV files. However, I’m sure that was just an anomoly for this month. I added quite a few videos and I have been testing some new streaming software protocals. By the way, for December, the most common keyphrase was “fergcorp” followed by “fireworks video.” Total about of bandwidth? A mere 238.32 MB.