WEDA Usage Statistics

(full size graph of WEDA usage)

History: WEDA was first floated on the Internet in February of 1994. Early use was just through Gopher software and only basic statistics were kept. By August, 1994, we were able to monitor each time a search was conducted. February, 1995, saw the creation of a Web home page. From that point onward, Web usage is also noted. In July of 1995, the University Gopher server was discontinued and the Web became the sole means of access. In November of 1996, transparent changes were made to the search engine, including use of a Perl script to facilitate more comprehensive searches. During the summer of 1997, more scripting was introduced to semi-automate the contribution process, and, as of Oct. 22, the search now runs as a Boolean AND routine and extraneous entry information (single characters or spaces) are ignored. French and Spanish language pages were added in February of 1999 (thanks to Adrian Burke).

Overall Content
Date Entries People
Nov 11, 1996 1,192 3,382
Nov 7, 1997 1,554 * 4,085
Jun 4, 2001 2,343 ** 5,418
Apr 13, 2004 2,636 *** 5,847
US & Canadian entries: * 900. ** 1,218. *** 1,636 (rest are international).

1994
Date Users Searches Entries
Dec 0727 2090  
Nov 0773 1286  
Oct 0644 0644  
Sep 0708 0726  
Aug 0497 0430  
Jul 0420    
Jun 0321    
May 0274    
Apr 0390    
Mar 0151    
      
      
1995
Date Users Searches Entries
Dec 0814    
Nov 0875    
Oct      
Sep 1004    
Aug 0778 0959  
Jul 0485    
Jun 1096 1468  
May 1125 1515  
Apr 300+ 1468  
Mar 3268 2452  
Feb 1206 1197  
Jan 1026 2876  
1996
Date Users Searches Entries
Dec 0777 1461  
Nov      
Oct 1494    
Sep 1030    
Aug 0757    
Jul 0840    
Jun 0861    
May 0857    
Apr 1022    
Mar 0984    
Feb 1165    
Jan 4528    
1997
Date Users Searches Entries
Dec 1689 2127 279
Nov 1990 2574 314
Oct 2301 2927 615
Sep 1945 3226 617
Aug 1676 2212 552
Jul 0888 1139  
Jun 0932 1321  
May 1019 1630  
Apr 1211 2185  
Mar 1237 2320  
Feb 1262 2417  
Jan 1409 2722  
1998
Date Users Searches Entries
Dec 1972 1625 206
Nov 2676 2476 433
Oct 2560 2687 344
Sep 2171 2506 369
Aug 2167 2415 320
Jul 1857 2036 279
Jun 1781 1881 285
May 1839 2329 1040
Apr 1439 1678 303
Mar 2388 3270 538
Feb 1427 2260 244
Jan 1860 2521  
1999
Date Users Searches Entries
Dec 2475 2013 339
Nov 2754 2856 536
Oct 2882 2993 421
Sep 4503 4722 845
Aug 2355 2353 602
Jul 2817 2475 478
Jun 2997 2327 232
May 2872 2630 425
Apr 3178 2838 339
Mar 3476 2727 335
Feb 3235 2693 322
Jan 2946 1601 416
2000
Date Users Searches Entries
Dec 3055 2704 662
Nov 3808 3256 466
Oct 3774 3161 969
Sep 3304 2661 651
Aug 2859 2332 382
Jul 2801 2142 554
Jun 2799 2178 820
May 3271 2226 628
Apr 3299 2519 424
Mar 3695 2911 669
Feb 3413 2733 707
Jan 3208 2551 569
2001
Date Users Searches Entries
Dec 4213 1822 367
Nov 4591 2451 422
Oct 4896 2632 348
Sep 4477 2520 320
Aug 4641 2290 541
Jul 4206 2099 3409
Jun 4063 2659 623
May 4376 3005 569
Apr 4219 3302 891
Mar 4688 3698 914
Feb 3684 3164 646
Jan 3854 4288 657
2002
Date Users Searches Entries
Dec 4775 1742 703
Nov 5402 2861 2819
Oct 5354 2622 544
Sep 5520 2440 439
Aug 5008 2210 509
Jul 4972 2150 3151
Jun 4501 1987 291
May 10051 5472 1055
Apr 4159 2342 683
Mar 4161 2623 688
Feb 4067 2183 297
Jan 4178 2595 2312
2003
Date Users Searches Entries
Dec 2305 1201 5480
Nov 2895 1239 216
Oct 3317 2070 336
Sep 3256 1391 246
Aug 5309 1893 2095
Jul 5008 1758 484
Jun 4861 2191 535
May 5064 2426 675
Apr 4829 2365 515
Mar 5026 2509 1196
Feb 4657 2217 696
Jan 4939 2772 3054
2004
Date Users Searches Entries
Dec 1821 468 85
Nov 1944 1229 167
Oct 2461 704 170
Sep 3274 1148 155
Aug 2996 1019 4364
Jul 3183 932 1052
Jun 2665 1140 3186
May 2470 1092 382
Apr 2713 1283 943
Mar 3094 1239 1039
Feb 2903 1267 594
Jan 2547 1191 175
2005
Date Users Searches Entries
Dec
Nov
Oct
Sep
Aug
Jul
Jun
May
Apr
Mar
Feb
Jan 2040 594 85
Note: Holes in the data are due to changes in UBWings' data tracking routines, which have also been modified through time, or that the information was not saved.

Hugh Jarvis < hjarvis@buffalo.edu>