Things That Get You To This Site

I’ve been dabbling in various statistics services, trying to find one I’m happy with. As a by-product, I’ve been going through the logs and seeing some curious referrals to this site. I’ve compiled a list of the more popular and interesting ones I found.


The most popular section of this site is the themes for WordPress (although I’m guilty of having neglected those themes recently). So it makes sense that the majority of the incoming links to this site are to that section. The WordPress Codex has brought the largest number of visitors of any single site. After that comes the links from Weblog Tools Collection. One of my themes, Hemmed, was featured a while back, and that brought in quite a few visitors. The remaining links are mostly friends’ blogs and a few visits here and there from people who’ve followed the footer links in my themes.


It’s not too surprising to note that Google commands the lion’s share of searches that end up at this site. However, it is a bit shocking that over 90% of searches to this site are from Google, given its actual search market share. Perhaps that’s a sign of the quality of users? I’d imagine most of the users who are searching for WordPress templates know how to use the Internets… But without further ado, here’s a list of some searches that have led to this site.

  • Charlie – Most of the searches for Charlie come from Yahoo. Google hasn’t seen fit to put me closer to the top of the results for this query yet.
  • Hemmed – I’m going to assume they’re looking for my theme and not pant alterations.
  • Random Process – I wonder…
  • Slap someone – This one was a little surprising, until I followed the link. Yeah, so I was a little peeved by those patent holding companies.
  • PDENG – That hellish excuse of a course, that the University of Waterloo requires all engineers to do during work terms, also draws in visitors. I’d imagine they’re probably feeling worse off after reading all I’ve written about it.
  • Vista install hangs – I ran into this problem and decided I’d let all the world know a/the fix. Basically the installation will freeze with certain BIOS versions of the ASUS P5W DH. I hope I solved that problem for some people. I know I was ripping my hair out, trying to figure out what the hell was going on.
  • 5th gen iPod – I’d say this is more the result of the massive number of searches for iPods in general.
  • Technical presentation milestone – Or random other variations on that. This is a University of Waterloo requirement for 2A Electrical and Computer Engineers. Basically you give a 15 minute talk on anything remotely technical. I was overly worried about it, but really, it’s way over-hyped. It’s terribly easy to pass. (As long as you speaka da gud engrish.)


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