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  • Richard Morris
    Jul 16, 2005
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      Hi All,

      People might be interested latest stats from the PFAF website.
      These are from the ibiblio US mirror over the last two years.

      Hits shot up from about 100,000/month to about 400,000/month
      around the time the old Leeds website went off line.


      Top 100 Plants looked up:
      Rank Count Latin
      1 9314 Zea mays
      2 7799 Avena sativa
      3 4946 Triticum aestivum
      4 4748 Aloe vera
      5 4176 Withania somnifera
      6 3986 Hordeum vulgare
      7 3616 Brassica rapa
      8 3383 Bambusa multiplex
      9 3282 Lolium perenne
      10 3206 Arundo donax
      11 3189 Festuca ovina
      12 3188 Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
      13 3138 Papaver somniferum
      14 3108 Rosmarinus officinalis
      15 3085 Achillea millefolium
      16 3079 Laurus nobilis
      17 3063 Allium sativum
      18 3017 Crocus sativus
      19 2988 Lolium multiflorum
      20 2954 Phyllostachys aurea
      21 2933 Nerium oleander
      22 2894 Cucurbita pepo
      23 2889 Catalpa bignonioides
      24 2873 Taraxacum officinale
      25 2857 Capsicum annuum
      26 2816 Artemisia annua
      27 2815 Urtica dioica
      28 2807 Bambusa oldhamii
      29 2776 Lycopersicon esculentum
      30 2771 Prunus laurocerasus
      31 2740 Passiflora incarnata
      32 2713 Vitex agnus-castus
      33 2712 Maclura pomifera
      34 2707 Ocimum basilicum
      35 2650 Melaleuca alternifolia
      36 2642 Mahonia aquifolium
      37 2592 Lactuca virosa
      38 2571 Phyllostachys bambusoides
      39 2525 Abelmoschus esculentus
      40 2499 Allium cepa
      41 2471 Asimina triloba
      42 2447 Helianthus tuberosus
      43 2415 Cichorium intybus
      44 2409 Raphanus sativus
      45 2402 Capsicum frutescens
      46 2393 Salvia officinalis
      47 2374 Cynara scolymus
      48 2368 Poncirus trifoliata
      49 2367 Taxus baccata
      50 2364 Cannabis sativa
      51 2348 Asparagus officinalis
      52 2341 Solanum tuberosum
      53 2333 Anethum graveolens
      54 2321 Amelanchier alnifolia
      55 2297 Acorus calamus
      56 2288 Caragana arborescens
      57 2281 Hippophae rhamnoides
      58 2272 Pieris japonica
      59 2254 Solanum melongena
      60 2222 Gynostemma pentaphyllum
      61 2196 Allium cepa ascalonicum
      62 2183 Citrullus lanatus
      63 2182 Cynara cardunculus
      64 2166 Plantago major
      65 2151 Cucumis sativus
      66 2143 Triticum monococcum
      67 2121 Camellia sinensis
      68 2101 Cornus kousa chinensis
      69 2099 Alcea rosea
      70 2099 Artemisia dracunculus
      71 2098 Ceratonia siliqua
      72 2098 Thymus vulgaris
      73 2096 Sesamum indicum
      74 2088 Arbutus unedo
      75 2078 Pinus pinea
      76 2075 Petroselinum crispum
      77 2055 Origanum vulgare hirtum
      78 2034 Lavandula angustifolia
      79 2034 Avena orientalis
      80 2028 Allium tuberosum
      81 2023 Malva verticillata
      82 2021 Lactuca sativa
      83 2020 Brassica rapa campestris
      84 1998 Lycium barbarum
      85 1985 Chenopodium ambrosioides
      86 1979 Tagetes lucida
      87 1977 Cyperus esculentus
      88 1969 Daucus carota sativus
      89 1957 Ficus carica
      90 1956 Ziziphus jujuba
      91 1947 Nandina domestica
      92 1947 Panicum milliaceum
      93 1946 Althaea officinalis
      94 1940 Spinacia oleracea
      95 1936 Acer palmatum
      96 1933 Coriandrum sativum
      97 1927 Glycyrrhiza glabra
      98 1922 Cucumis melo
      99 1894 Opuntia ficus-indica
      100 1868 Prunella vulgaris

      Top 25 Edible Uses
      2349 Fruit
      1361 Root
      1165 Flowers
      992 Seed
      894 Tea
      775 Leaves
      740 Condiment
      715 Coffee
      662 Chocolate
      338 Oil
      336 Egg
      307 Drink
      305 Sweetener
      255 Stem
      221 Gum
      220 Milk
      220 Manna
      193 Salt
      189 Seedpod
      168 Colouring
      164 Inner bark
      148 SHOW
      141 Gelatine
      140 Curdling agent
      133 Nectar

      Top 25 Medicinal uses
      1221 Expectorant
      1053 Cancer
      985 Chest and Lungs (Expectorant Pectoral Antiasthmatic Antitussive
      Decongestant Demulcent)
      981 Astringent
      919 Bowles and Bladder (Aperient Cathartic Laxative Purgative
      Astringent Carminative Antihaemorrhoidal Oxytoxic Diuretic Uterine tonic
      Hydrogogue)
      908 Antibacterial
      864 Febrifuge
      852 Ear, Nose and Throat and Eyes (Antiaphonic Antihalitosis Errhine
      Mouthwash Odontalgic Sternutatory Mydriatic Ophthalmic Sialagogue)
      844 Stimulant
      836 Sedative
      807 Aphrodisiac
      803 Antipyretic Febrifuge
      797 Laxative
      787 Ophthalmic
      783 Analgesic
      780 Skin
      779 Pain Relief (Anaesthetic Analgesic Anodyne Narcotic Lenitive)
      727 Antispasmodic
      699 Antiinflammatory
      684 Liver, Kidneys, and other internal bits (Antibilious Cholagogue
      Diuretic Kidney Lithontripic Hepatic Haemostatic)
      681 Poultice
      645 Demulcent
      636 Tonic
      634 Antiaphonic
      597 Stomachic


      Top 25 search for other uses
      925 Dye
      484 Fibre
      431 Basketry
      406 Insecticide
      399 Adhesive
      389 Oil
      356 Hair
      355 Soap
      299 Hedge
      296 Alcohol
      278 Cosmetic
      255 Repellent
      243 Ground cover
      230 Baby care
      229 Fuel
      226 Ink
      216 Deodorant
      211 Paint
      191 Wood
      179 Essential
      174 Beads
      170 Fungicide
      165 Broom
      158 Teeth
      157 Biomass

      Top 25 Searches for countries/regions

      4870 N. America(SW)
      1111 N. America(NE)
      1079 N. America
      993 N. America(E)
      978 N. America(C)
      855 N. America(W)
      717 N. America(S)
      700 Europe
      690 Britain
      682 N. America(NW)
      630 N. America(N)
      598 Asia(Japan)
      573 N. America(Canada)
      566 Middle East
      562 Asia(China)
      524 Europe(SW)
      487 Asia(W)
      473 C. America(Mexico)
      464 Africa
      460 N. America(SE)
      456 Europe(C)
      447 S. America
      445 Mediterranean
      436 C. America
      425 Europe(S)

      Habitats
      263 WOOD
      147 HEDGE
      94 BOG
      81 POND
      81 LAWN
      68 Cultivated Beds
      61 Ground Cover
      42 MEADOW
      40 Seconday
      37 Deep Shade
      36 Hedgerows

      Nearly half (41%) of all hits came from Crawlers/Bots
      including
      338613 Googlebot/2.1
      299560 Slurp (Yahoo)
      286260 Ask Jeeves/Teoma
      174788 HTTrack 3.0x
      118468 Wget/1.8.2
      84484 unknown
      77482 WebStripper/2.10
      61467 Teleport
      60247 WebCopier
      53794 ia_archiver
      31408 Wget/1.9.1
      27242 WebStripper/2.58
      25703 PHP/4.2.2

      A good proportion of searches came from the various
      index pages and canned queries.

      Browser Bots
      47% 26%
      27% 44% Latin Name Index
      22% 28% Common Name Index
      5% 2% Other search pages

      Only 0.3% came from the advanced search page where its posible to query
      soil types etc.

      Browsers
      --------
      1508092 MSIE 6 (Internet explorer)
      849654 MSIE 5
      102589 Firefox
      67733 AOL
      59764 MSIE 4
      33545 Safari (Mac browser)
      41004 Netscape (gecko bassed)
      16710 Opera
      8855 Mozilla 4.7
      1605 Other gecko bassed browsers
      1773 Mozilla 5.0
      1356 Mozilla 4.0

      OS
      --
      1755548 WinNT
      569320 Win98
      104680 Mac
      22408 Win95
      14702 Linux
      Smattering of other OS's Sun, WebTV, Irix, FreeBDS.


      So that was all very pointless!

      A few points to note:

      Index pages listing plants alphabetically and
      listing medicinal uses etc. seem to appeal to both
      real people and bots.

      Only a few people do more complex queries.

      Rich
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