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Redskullvw
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I know the site is free but we could really handle some better search options such as date specific, or date range?

I am just trying to figure out why Ornery recieved a ton of hits on August 3rd this year. The traffic spike was huge. And im not searching every user to figure out what it was


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Searching the site with google might work.
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Google has only indexed a couple of pages of Ornery so that wouldn't help.

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If you type in "site:www.ornery.org" (sans quotes) and then the items you're looking for, it'll search the entire ornery site (and nothing else on the web).
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LetterRip
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I have a great deal of experience with google

this search

site:www.ornery.org letterrip
site%3Awww.ornery.org+letterrip

returns ONE result.

As I said, google doesn't index ornery.

Ornery probably doesn't allow spidering, perhaps if we email the moderator, they might be willing to put google in the bots policy so that it can spider and index the comments.

LetterRip

[This message has been edited by LetterRip (edited October 27, 2002).]


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Redskullvw
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I was dealing with alexa.

BTW letterip is right about the numbers of pages google is aware of. Matter of fact Ornery seems to exists in an internet void with only occasional, albit massive page hits.

Most of the time the site is pretty flat line ranked 744670


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LetterRip
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Red,

thanks, I created a link that shows the data for back 1 and 2 years. (ignore the timescale on the two years, I manipulated the graph url code directly, which is independent of the graph scale information so it only looks like 1 year of data...)
link1
link2

If we compare traffic for ornery and hatrack
compare ornery and hatrack

We see that the spike that we recieved corresponded with a spike for hatrack. Thus, it was probably run off traffic.

Note that the difference between the 200,000th position to 180,000th could represent only four or five Alexis users. If we wanted to up our Alexis rating, all of the Windows IE users on this site could get the Alexis toolbars. (It would be interesting to see how our rank would change...)

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Found a conversion for page rank to daily number of unique visitors -

744670 - is roughly 150-200 unique visitors per day.

168,000 - the most recent large spike,
is 900 to 1000 people.

Hatracks average 168,705 is about our maximums <grin>.

Their maximum 110,000, is equivalent to 1,100.

Unfortunately the graph shown at Alexia cuts off at a rank of 200,000 so we can't see the actual traffic patterns.

Also note that the variability around the line of best fits is sometimes orders of magnitude, so those are some very rough numbers.

LetterRip

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I can think of several tools that would be more valuable to me than a search feature.

An ignore button would be nice...


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