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AWStats Keyword Anomaly
Numbers instead of keywords

 2:34 am on May 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

I notice an increased number of instances where the "Search Keyphrases" chart displays 18 digit numbers in place of phrases; as in:

KeyPhrase1 10
KeyPhrase2 8
633769110303764049 7
KeyPhrase3 4
633769109828616922 2
KeyPhrase4 1

What does this mean?



 3:16 am on May 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

do not know your meaning


 1:32 am on May 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

Here is an Example with some 18 digit numbers hi-lighted.

They are certainly not keywords, so what could they be


[edited by: Rhys at 1:33 am (utc) on May 8, 2009]

[edited by: Receptional at 2:10 pm (utc) on May 14, 2009]
[edit reason] Since rhys has an answer, I took out the link [/edit]


 1:39 am on May 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Finally found the answer in post 3806558 [webmasterworld.com]

It turns out that the numbers are from the search results urls from search.live.com - I guess it is just their way of encoding the search string.

Just goes to show the total lack of reality of MSN - what use is such a code in site analysis? - and how is one supposed to un-encode it? Geekism at its worst, and absolutely in line with Bill's policy of 'never state in plain English any fact that can be camouflaged with complicated obfuscation'! [this is best illustrated by the oxymoron, 'Windows Help']

[edited by: coopster at 12:15 pm (utc) on May 13, 2009]
[edit reason] linked up reference [/edit]

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