Friday, 22 August 2008

Datamining the audience

For the past couple of weeks this site has been running Google Analytics, where we past and batch process this through their MapReduce infrastructure to analyse the traffic. Here are the search terms that brought people to the site so far this month, in order of popularity (and then alphabetical).

bristol parking blog
bicycle parking bristol
bristol traffic blog
reverse parking technique
bristol cars blog
bristol cotham brow
bristol rush hour traffic
cars blogspot
lower bristol road bus lanes
polo park disabled parking
17 freemantle square, cotham, bristol
2 cotham side bristol
9 trees hill bristol
annecy france pedestrian zone
art of reversing a car
back parking techniques
bedminster bus crash
bedminster bus to ny
bicycle bristol oxford
bristol cars blogsot
bristol gloucester road parking
bristol mixed race escort
bristol motorbike school
bristol motorcycle parking
bristol pa train traffic
bristol parking bri
bristol reversing police
bristol taxi school run
bristol traffic 19 august 2008
bristolcars blogspot
bus bristol bedminster
bus marketing
bus stop 9 bus cotham brow
buses from cotham bristol
buses from uwe to cotham
corner reversing parking technique
cotham brow bristol
free bristol sunday 17 august 2008
free bus to bri bristol
gloucester road parking bristol
how to do reverse corner parking
how to remove range rover bull bars
learning to park a car
like bristol traffic cameras
lower ashley road
montpelier residents,bristol
motorbike parking in vauxhall
oxford bikes
parked car is blocking pavement
parking for gloucester road bristol
parking on cotham street bristol
parking on crossing
parking on pavements taxis
parking on the pavement on narrow road in bristol
parking secrets at bristol
reverse around the corner technique
reverse corner park
reverse corner parking
reverse parking techniques
scooter parking bristol
the art of reversing a car
traffic bristol blog
traffic in bedminster
What's interesting is that many people seem to be searching for places to park in Bristol, or how to actually reverse park a car. The answer to the first question is: you park your car wherever there is room. Zebra crossings seem to work well.

To learn to reverse park a car, fit a tow bar so that you get warning of hitting another car before you do any damage to your own. Then reverse slowly but turning the wheel sharply. It's OK to end up on the pavement, better that than scratching your wheels on the kerb. Drive backwards until you touch the car behind, then straighten up, again going forward until you touch their tow bar. If you are too far away from the kerb, repeat. Be careful of parking into cars with alarms that go off when you bump them.

Finally, apologies to whoever was searching for a mixed-race escort in Bristol. No, that's not what gets covered here.

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