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Subject: Re: UKNM: Is the Mac coming back?
From: Sean Phelan
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 10:55:33 GMT

Hm... this leads on to a question that has been floating around the
Multimap.com campus for a little while now - to what extent do we believe
browser type stats?

The reason we wonder is that we see an increasingly large amount of traffic
from cacheing proxies, and of course they may report almost anything when
they first pull a page, and they never report anything for subsequent
use of static images, pages or whatever (yes, Stefan and the other techies,
I know they ought to do an "retrieve if modified..." but I'm fairly sure
that most of 'em don't).

We see a huge number of requests from Freeserve's caches, and quite a lot
from a lot of the mid-size ISPs. I haven't checked what browser type the
caches use; I guess doing so would be helpful.

Anyway... browser types... I don't completely believe them.


>Paul Sanders wrote:
> > Has anyone else noticed the Macintosh percentage of their audience
> > climbing recently?
> >
> > Over 7% of the Knowhere Guide (http://www.knowhere.co.uk/) visitors
> > now use Macs, up from under 2% in the summer. It's just one site, but
> > it has a fairly broad audience, quite heavily UK based.
> >
> > Any similar findings to suggest the Mac is back? Or does this mean
> > Knowhere's audience are now mavericks and creative individualists?
>What are you saying!!!!?!?!
>Stats for one of the sites I look after indicate the following:
>Total hits for month: 497,467
>Total hits for Mac based browsers (I had to tot these up myself): 2153
>With my dodgey maths, I get that to 0.43%. The site is an e-commerce
>site selling electrical and home appliances.
>For your information, at the top of the list was:
>Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt) with 61157 hits.
>Positions 1 to 11 where occupied by various WinXX platforms and version
>of MSIE, with Netscape 4.5 coming in at number 12 with 4345. The first
>instance of Mac appears at number 15 which was MSIE 4.5 running on
>Hope this helps,

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