The data follows a predictable pattern except for the #1 referrer: Google. They note:
"The chart's one obvious exception to the theory is that the site that referred the most visitors accounted for many more visits than predicted. Google (depicted as an extra-large dot) referred 257,040 visitors; in theory, it should have referred only 52,479.I suppose something will come along eventually to change the dramatic influence of Google, but for now it sure seems like the pattern will continue for awhile.
Google is five times as popular as the theory predicts, but this phenomenon could fade as other search engines catch up. Only time will tell."
The next comment is spot on as well:
"Also, while Google is disproportionally important, when taken together, the other 35,631 referring sites accounted for 35% more traffic. Clearly, it's not a good idea to focus only on #1. "Filed in: analytics
Technorati Tags: analytics