My statistics package tells me that total visitors on Wednesday were 2,557, more than twice the usual weekday total of 1100 or so. I thought I had an Instalanche until I found that all of the increase was from search engines and checked the referral logs. Here are the top twenty search strings, with total referrals for each:
Sixteen of the next 20 search strings also involve MOAB, or Moab, or both, though there are the usual hits for "weevil", "bathtub cheese", and the perennial favorite "wwe wrestlers nude". I don't know why I keep getting that last one: there's nothing on this site about that.
If all the MOAB hits used the same search-string, I would think that some Googlebot had gone berserk and done the same search over and over without being asked to. But the variety of phrasing suggests that thousands of people in the world are interested in MOAB, perhaps also in Moab and the Moabites (ancient and modern). Who would have guessed that this would would be my most-referred post? I would have thought the wombats more interesting.Posted by Dr. Weevil at March 14, 2003 08:03 AM