Year End Zeitgeist

It’s that time of year again! I’ve collected the data, crunched the numbers, and have now published the data for Andrew Ferguson dot NET 2008 . As always, these stats mean practically nothing. They are fun (and at time, amusing) to look at, that’s it. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

Here are the top ten search terms for 2008 ((as measured by WordPress.com on the andrewferguson.net blog)):

  1. countdown timer
  2. andrew ferguson
  3. cgi
  4. blockquote cite
  5. deanne bell
  6. ben towne
  7. mafalda
  8. how to tie a tie
  9. vault
  10. wordpress countdown

Top seven web crawlers for 2008 ((as measured by AWStats for the entire andrewferguson.net domain)):

  1. MSNBot
  2. Yahoo Slurp
  3. Googlebot
  4. Ask
  5. Alexia
  6. Voila
  7. The Web Archive

Top eleven referring web crawlers for 2008 ((as measured by AWStats for the entire andrewferguson.net domain)):

  1. Google (including regular, Image, and Cache)
  2. Windows Live
  3. Yahoo!
  4. MSN Search
  5. Stumbleupon (Social Bookmark)
  6. AOL
  7. Ask
  8. Dogpile
  9. AltaVista
  10. GoodSearch
  11. del.icio.us (Social Bookmark)

Top five identifiable operating systems for 2008 ((as measured by AWStats for the entire andrewferguson.net domain)):

  1. Windows
  2. Macintosh
  3. Linux
  4. BSD
  5. Sony PlayStation Portable

Top six identifiable Internet browsers for 2008 ((as measured by AWStats for the entire andrewferguson.net domain)):

  1. Internet Explorer: 48.9%
    1. MSIE 8: 0.2%
    2. MSIE 7: 31.7%
    3. MSIE 6: 16.4%
    4. MSIE 5.5: 0.1%
  2. Firefox: 35.1%
    1. FF 3.1: 0.1%
    2. FF 3.0: 16.6%
    3. FF 2.0: 16.4%
    4. FF 1.5: 1.5%
  3. Safari: 5.5%
  4. Mozilla: 2.0%
  5. Opera: 1.3%
  6. Netscape: 0.1%

Site visits over the entire year (the spike represents Obama’s visit to CSM) ((as measured by Google Analytics for the andrewferguson.net blog)):
analytics_pageviews
Site visits over the year by regions ((as measured by Google Analytics for the andrewferguson.net blog)):
world_visits

usa_visits

Bandwidth: 108.6 GB of data served ((as measured by AWStats for the entire andrewferguson.net domain)) ((traffic viewed, which does not include “traffic generated by robots, worms, or replies with special HTTP status codes.”))
Page views: 108,739((as measured by WordPress.com on the andrewferguson.net blog)) or 126,621 ((as measured by Google Analytics for the andrewferguson.net blog)) or 1,224,988 ((as measured by AWStats for the entire andrewferguson.net domain)) ((traffic viewed, which does not include “traffic generated by robots, worms, or replies with special HTTP status codes.”))
Absolute unique visits: 81,118 ((as measured by Google Analytics for the andrewferguson.net blog))

Posts: 223 (inclusive)
Comments by me: 203
Comments not by me: 594

Flickr Stats at the end of 2008 ((these are all time total numbers, not yearly totals)):
Photos: 10,604
Videos: 21

Tagged: 8,539
Not tagged: 2,086

Geotagged: 5,084
Not geotagged: 5,541

Other:
Emails sent: 925

Anyway, from a numbers perspective, I think that pretty much covers everything worth passing on. If there’s anything else anyone would like to know, leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer it.

For comparison, see:
2007 Year-End Zeitgeist and 2007 Year End Zeitgeist, Part 2

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