A Moment of Google Angst

October 17, 2006

I was running some statistical reports on our database usage and noticed an interesting function on the BioOne admin module that allows the tracking of referring URLs.  I ran the report and what an eye-opener!  Referrals from Google and Google Scholar outnumbered referrals from the Library website by more than 4 to 1.  We all know this is the case anecdotally, but it’s hard to look at the numbers and not cringe just a wee bit.

Here are the cold, hard facts


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