October 18, 2005
August and September traffic reports

I managed to skip doing a traffic report last month amidst all the excitement. August and September were both pretty busy around here, with 56,000 hits in August and over 79,000 in September, which is a new alltime high around here. The traffic increase seems to have coincided with the hurricanes. I guess a lot of people were looking everywhere they could for information about Katrina and Rita.

Unfortunately, these past few months have also seen a spike in spam referrals. It's getting so bad that a lot of bloggers are complaining about it. My webhost blogged about it recently, and Dwight wrote about a huge growth in spamblogs, which seems to be the driver of this annoying trend. He's got more info here; all I can say is that I hope the folks at Google are smart enough to keep up with these guys.

Anyway, the usual list of referrers and search terms is below the fold. Sadly, the referrers lists are shorter than usual due to all the crap sites crowding the real ones out. Sorry about that. Thanks as always for visiting!


Aggregators, collections, indices, etc
308: http://www.bloglines.com
130: http://blo.gs/

Weblog referrers
1790: Daily Kos

601: In the Pink Texas


337: The Burnt Orange Report

283: Greg's Opinion

159: Atrios

146: Pink Dome

139: Dos Centavos

130: A Perfectly Cromulent Blog

Top search terms
#reqs search term
1429 real men of genius
191 budweiser real men of genius
173 eric scheffey
172 diane zamora
158 american idol tryouts
139 off the kuff
120 ron mock
117 thong contest
116 women of enron
101 schlitterbahn galveston
98 walton and johnson
93 beer bong
89 largest rat
87 if you love something set it free
79 astrodome
74 schlitterbahn
72 american idol try outs
72 kiol
71 real men of genius lyrics


Aggregators, collections, indices, etc
365: http://www.bloglines.com

Weblog referrers
1926: Daily Kos


371: In the Pink Texas

335: The Burnt Orange Report

341: This Blog Is Full Of Crap

Top search terms
#reqs search term
2592 real men of genius
801 deamonte love
763 national talk like a pirate day
470 diane zamora
332 eric scheffey
288 roy blunt
252 talk like a pirate day
235 budweiser real men of genius
202 ron mock
196 abigail perlman
164 women of enron
163 ray nagin
144 kiol
138 off the kuff
137 david safavian
135 walton and johnson
121 jerry lewis telethon
117 real men of genius mp3
112 galveston evacuation
111 97.5 houston

Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 18, 2005 to Traffic Reports | TrackBack