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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: SiteMetrics? Where are they getting their sites?
Date Fri, 06 Nov 1998 20:52:30 GMT
Marc Slemko wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 6 Nov 1998, Sam Rasins wrote:
> 
> > Big Three, especially Microsoft, the survey found. The poll
> > was conducted by presenting questions to people who operate
> > 53,000 Web domains or addresses that are owned by 30,000 of
> > the country's largest businesses. -- Gregory Dalton
> 
> That about says it all.
> 
> Not only is it based only on what people in the US used, but it is based
> on what people in the "largest businesses" _say_ they use.  While it is a
> valid measurement of something, I'm doubtful that it represents the web as
> a whole.

Especially when you consider that there's at least one "large business"
that I know of that _thinks_ it runs a certain commercial webserver, but
its tekkies know better...

Cheers,

Ben.

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