referrer logs

17th Feb 2004

Wow!Since I first set up my own wee hit counter for doepud, my information retrieval system has developed into a full-blown statistics carnival. My stats really only include a few things like page hits, refer(r)ers, user agents and times, however rooting through this sort of information has become curiously addictive of late. And I'm quite sure I'm not alone here ... I read this about Matt Round of Malevole fame, on the Ch annel 4 website:

"Checking web statistics can easily become an addiction," he admits. "Stopping myself from looking every few hours to see who's linking to the site is tougher than leaving a box of Ritz crackers unfinished."

I couldn't agree more ... sadly!