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Most Popular Binding of the Month at Minsky Online

So far this month (19 days), 924 people have looked at my 1973 binding of
_Pettigrew's History of Egyptian Mummies_  <http://minsky.com/3.htm>

The following is primarily for list members who maintain websites or are
interested in web publishing.
.....................................................................

If you have a website linked to Minsky Online and Center for Book Arts,
please update your links so they read <http://minsky.com> and
<http://minsky.com/cba.htm> and also, if you don't have the Colophon Page
CBA link (where the Fall class schedule is, and the online exhibits), it's
<http://colophon.com/gallery/cba.html>

Quite a few people have asked me about publishing on the web, how it
compares to book publishing, and how many "readers" I get. So I took a look
at the Web Stats for Minsky Online this morning {for the Period Oct. 1-20 (3
am)}. If you are publishing on a website, checking your stats can provide
valuable information on who you're reaching-- what interests the most
people, and where they are.

Besides the general advantage of instantaneous worldwide distribution of
your work, you automatically get feedback without the readers saying
anything. A Statistics engine gives all sorts of information, which can help
in the development of your content.

I learned that my two most popular pages this month are the bindings of
"Pettigrew's History of Egyptian Mummies" and of Tom Phillips' "Dante's
Inferno".

All together there were about 45,000 files transmitted during the last 19
days. But that does not mean over 2,300 poeple are accessing Minsky Online
every day. Gif buttons are files, html is a file, jpeg's are files. There
are about 100 "substantial" pages in this "book." If you focus on the html
document files, you get a better idea of what's going on-- more so than
putting a "hit counter" on the home page. The top five pages (number of
copies transferred) were:


924  <http://minsky.com/3.htm>     Pettigrew's History of Egyptian Mummies

749  <http://minsky.com/minskyon.htm>  Minsky Online "home page"

508  <http://minsky.com>           Minsky Online "splash page"

507  <http://minsky.com/cba.htm>   Center for Book Arts home page

320  <http://minsky.com/12.htm>  Tom Phillips' "Dante's Inferno"


More people accessed the home page than the splash page. I suspect that's
because many search engines rank pages with the keywords in the body text
higher than graphic pages with keywords in the "meta" tag.

But what makes this form of publishing so interesting is how far it reaches.
I'm reaching people in about 40 countries-- something I was never able to do
with hard copy publishing. Canada is tops, followed by the UK, Australia,
the Netherlands, Sweden and France. I was surprised by some of the results,
including that Croatia is pretty high up in demand for files. Of course, 81
files could easily be one seriously interested person.

[The chart below includes about 2/3 of the files transmitted. I don't get
this part separated out for those who still use the old addresses (such as
avsi.com/minsky/...). I've tried to find the links to Minsky Online through
the seaech engines and to notify webmasters of the current address
(minsky.com), but the large number of people who get in each month by the
old addresses indicates they either bookmarked it years ago or are following
old links.]

There are many other stats that come through, such as "reversed subdomain,"
that let you know such details as whether the search engine spiders have
visited you recently.


Total Transfers by Client Domain

%Reqs %Byte  Bytes Sent  Requests   Domain
----- ----- ------------ -------- |------------------------------------
 0.06  0.05        90015       20 | ar    Argentina
 0.04  0.04        74788       11 | at    Austria
 1.64  1.68      3127016      513 | au    Australia
 0.09  0.07       137064       29 | be    Belgium
 0.41  0.84      1564764      127 | br    Brazil
 2.67  2.62      4868346      835 | ca    Canada
 0.07  0.06       113234       22 | ch    Switzerland
 0.23  0.21       398713       72 | de    Germany
 0.15  0.16       293667       46 | dk    Denmark
 0.37  0.34       640372      115 | es    Spain
 0.08  0.08       141697       26 | fi    Finland
 0.55  0.59      1100451      173 | fr    France
 0.03  0.04        66999       10 | gr    Greece
 0.26  0.28       512983       81 | hr    Croatia (Hrvatska)
 0.09  0.08       144926       29 | id    Indonesia
 0.33  0.32       604134      102 | ie    Ireland
 0.21  0.22       400019       67 | il    Israel
 0.00  0.00         4725        1 | in    India
 0.04  0.05       101979       14 | is    Iceland
 0.07  0.07       126605       22 | it    Italy
 0.21  0.21       392090       66 | jp    Japan
 0.02  0.01        18000        5 | kr    Korea (South)
 0.09  0.11       206694       28 | mx    Mexico
 0.13  0.13       238383       41 | my    Malaysia
 0.77  0.78      1453927      240 | nl    Netherlands
 0.29  0.34       631181       90 | no    Norway
 0.14  0.11       204540       45 | nz    New Zealand (Aotearoa)
 0.04  0.05       101979       14 | ph    Philippines
 0.01  0.01        21290        3 | pl    Poland
 0.05  0.06       107017       15 | pt    Portugal
 0.09  0.08       151445       27 | ru    Russian Federation
 0.62  0.66      1235473      194 | se    Sweden
 0.19  0.19       349039       59 | sg    Singapore
 0.08  0.08       153842       24 | tr    Turkey
 1.70  1.75      3244473      532 | uk    United Kingdom
 3.38  3.55      6598690     1054 | us    United States
 0.11  0.08       154239       33 | uy    Uruguay
 0.09  0.09       168509       28 | za    South Africa
25.15 23.56     43791284     7854 | com   US Commercial
13.66 13.21     24556791     4267 | edu   US Educational
 0.90  0.94      1744436      281 | gov   US Government
 0.42  0.43       804774      131 | mil   US Military
19.47 20.08     37332408     6080 | net   Network
 1.53  1.59      2954183      478 | org   Non-Profit Organization
 0.04  0.05        91509       14 | daadns
 0.21  0.22       407573       67 | avsi.com
23.19 23.81     44263437     7243 | unresolved


            Richard
            http://minsky.com


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