Administrivia: Doing the Numbers, 1/2009

It’s been a while (since February 2007), but for everyone’s edification, here are the current WIST stats:

How many of …

Jan -09

Feb-07

Aug-03

Feb-02

Nov-00

Miscellaneous Quotations?

507

475

457

446

400

Authored Quotations?

6,091

4,610

4,233

3,869

3,208

Total Quotations?

6,598

5,085

4,690

4,315

3,608

Cited Authors?

1,751

1,672

1,632

1,556

1,396

 

The “Total Quotations” number doesn’t quite sync up with the number at the top of the main page due to the latter including Adminstrivia posts (such as this one).

The number is still not as huge as other sites — but all of those quotes have been looked at, examined, and an attempt made to source them. I think that’s worthwhile.

As to the currently most represented here …

Who?

Rank

Count

William Shakespeare

1

105

Mark Twain

2

66

Bertrand Russell

3

65

C.S. Lewis

4

63

George Bernard Shaw

5

61

G. K. Chesterton

5

61

Ralph Waldo Emerson

7

60

Bill Watterson

8

49

Ambrose Bierce

9

46

Benjamin Franklin

10

44

 

Dave Barry and Abe Lincoln fell off the Top 10; Russell and Franklin are the adds this time.

I’m running Google Analytics on this page currently, as far as tracking visitors. I’m getting about 910 hits here per week, most of which come from Google. Not huger numbers, but respectable.

Of the visitors, 57% are from the US ; other countries are all below 10% each, with the UK ,Canda ,Ireland ,India , and Germany having the most visitors. About 50% are on IE (down from 61% last time); Firefox shows as 40%, with smaller blips for Safari and Opera.

Not sure what it all means, but there it is. For myself, I’ve been pleased with my regimen to post five quotations daily here. I hope my loyal readers enjoy what they’re seeing; I thank you one and all.


Added on 1-Jan-09 | Last updated 30-Apr-10
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2 Responses to Doing the Numbers, 1/2009

  1. Quotes by the numbers

    I went and ran the numbers on my quotations database, WIST, yesterday, the first time since February 2007.  I’m currently at 6600 quotations, vs. the 5100 I was at back…

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