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Re: Advocacy Links, people using PostgreSQL, Trends.

From: Shane Ambler <pgsql(at)Sheeky(dot)Biz>
To: Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, Guido Barosio <gbarosio(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Advocacy Links, people using PostgreSQL, Trends.
Date: 2009-07-18 23:35:02
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Greg Smith wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Jul 2009, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> 
>> I tried this search:
>> http://www.google.com/trends?q=PostgreSQL%2Cdb2&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0 
>>
>> and I find the result pretty surprising.  Why are there peaks and
>> valleys at the same time for both periods?
>> What this says to me is that these graphs are meaningless.
> 
> Not meaningless, they just don't mean what you might think, and 
> certainly Guido's characterization isn't right at all.  Both the 
> PostgreSQL and DB2 graphs are suggesting how often people search for 
> database-related terms relative to other types of searches.  That's been 
> dropping steadily during that period as people use the web more for 
> other things, and you'll see the same graph shape for Oracle and MySQL too.
> 
> As for the correlated peaks and valleys, you can see traffic drop off 
> around the holidays in December every year and pick back up again the 
> day after Christmas; that's the true cause of many of them, because 
> shopping searches dominate those periods.
> 
> -- 
> * Greg Smith gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com http://www.gregsmith.com Baltimore, MD
> 
What about stats from postgresql.org?

How many hits come from google? Other search engines?
How many come from other sites?
How many go straight to postgresql.org?

And other country postgresql sites...


-- 

Shane Ambler
pgSQL (at) Sheeky (dot) Biz


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