just a quick note to thank the folks that recommended analog to pull search strings out of my raw log files after installation, the first thing i did was click on the analog executable (i'm using win2kpro), and i got this little command window that flashed up and then disappeared! so i had to take a deep breath... and rtfm a few hours later -- my god that documentation is complex and convoluted -- i finally got what i wanted i had to edit the config file to include these commands -- SEARCHQUERY ON SEARCHQUERYFLOOR 1R the second command was necessary to see all the search strings, the default is to show the top 30 or something like that -- and it's the oddball ones i wanted to see what were people searching for when they came to my site? here are the top 10 search strings since wednesday this week (2.5 days) -- reqs: search term ----: ----------- 7: cumulative sum sql 5: date difference using sql query 5: sql date calculation 4: autonumbers access finding the last 4: sql max record from a group of related records 3: updating rows based on another table 3: oracle updating one column from another 3: sorting records by date in sql 3: selecting duplicate records sql 3: transact sql tutorial i ran it again on a whole month of logs and got basically the same results -- reqs: search term ----: ----------- 17: select z index 15: microsoft access memo field lengths 15: cartoon bubble 13: rudy 12: favicon ie6 10: quatsch 9: force page breaks netscape 8: sybase sql select statement first record 8: ms access finding last date 8: voice hack were there any oddball ones? yes, quite a few... rudy or imperfect or angry or haphazardness or blossoms adrian roselli snow trouser or choppy or stockton or rudy or nationwide good personal site design ;o) interchange or rudy or electrocutes or mayor or verbalize buh bye fol or celticize or rudy or programmable or hollowness hack sql tutorial (12 hits for variations of this one!) www.rudy.ca (yup, a search string to find a web site) rudy or code or bellatrix or accuracy or sinning related:http://f2o.org/ (wtf? how did this lead to my site?) rudy or immunization or macroeconomics or balkanize or antihistorical my personal site this last one floored me -- how could my lowly site have been anywhere near the top search results for "my personal site" that somebody would even bother to page through that far to find it? so i tried this in google, and guess who's #10? wil wheaton #15? zeldman #23? martin burns #24 matt haughey #74 pittsburgh penguins #76 kid rock and finally, #87 rudy.ca #88 kynn bartlett #89 superbad #90 thinkgeek i also got a bunch of hits like resume db2 data warehouse toronto resume data modelling data warehousing data warehouse resume toronto consultant web strategy design freelance and i'm wondering where are the followup calls? please?