: New: Milestone: 33 Million Hits

Wow, it's the site's 33 millionth hit. As usual, these "hits" aren't a measure of humans visiting pages; that count would be much lower. It's just requests to the website: every time a robot visits some page, the count goes up. If a human views a page that contains a dozen graphics, those graphics cause another dozen hits. So it's not as impressive as it sounds. But it's easy to measure so that's what I measure. We can take a look at the log: - - [07/Feb/2018:17:04:34 +0000] "GET /anecdotal/hunt/headlamp/ HTTP/1.1" 200 2704 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; +http://www.bing.com/bingbot.htm)"

This looks like the index crawler for the Bing search engine making sure that my Triclops Headlamp page didn't go away or change or something. Not much chance of that happening: that page is 12 years old. So I was kind of surprised when I looked over the day's logs and saw that bingbot had visited the headlamp page just seven hours earlier.

Does bingbot really hope that I'll edit that page twice a day? I'm not sure I can deal with this kind of pressure.

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