Sunday, October 18, 2009

For EcoGeoFemme!

Comment on my last post: "I'm really the first American commenter on this post? yikes! Maybe you should make another map with your regular commenters' countries. :)"

Well, I'm both cheap and lazy, so I haven't switched from my free (but limited) account at statcounter.com to Google Analytics yet. So I can't give you my overall, all-time breakdown, but here's the location of my last 500 visitors:

This is reasonably typical, I think!

I'd be interested to see the breakdown from other bloggers' stats, if anyone has the time and the inclination!

8 comments:

  1. Seems similar to what I'd get, even though I'd have more Danish, Swedish, and Australian visitors than you, and a lot less Canadian.

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  2. Yeah, I guess we all form little local blog communities!

    I should say that these stats don't include my own visits, which are blocked from showing up in statcounter.

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  3. Done! Cool idea.

    I get fewer Canadians as well. Do your Canadians come from all over, or are more from Vancouver? I wonder if I'd get more local visitors if I wrote about my city (I know it's pretty obvious where I am, but I don't write about it explicitly). Actually, I get a sorta disturbing number of local hits but I don't know if those people know they are my neighbors.

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  4. Hmm, let me check:

    64 from BC, 19 from Alberta, 7 each from Ontario and Quebec, 1 each from Manitoba and New Brunswick.

    Wow, those numbers change quickly! That doesn't add up to 120, lol! Oh, right, I just got a new influx of US visitors from the new post showing up in Reader or whatever.

    So, yeah, a definite bias towards my local area. But then a lot of my posts are about Vancouver, so it's to be expected, I guess.

    What % of your US visitors are from your home town?

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  5. There are currently 4 visitors from my area in my log, but there are usually more than that. Also, one of those came from my work(!), which feels weird. I've had a different visitor from my workplace before too. There's little chance these people know me, but it's still weird.

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  6. I just looked at my stats - not from statcounter but from sitemeter - and have a huge "unknown" field, which renders the data almost useless. Top U.S. with 64%; Unknown with 11%; Canada with 6%; UK with 4%; Ireland, Norway, Brazil each with 2%; and Germany, India, Finland, Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands, Greece, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand each with 1%.

    I think my Unknowns went up when I started getting hits via Twitter, and it looks like maybe I should switch to statcounter for better data!

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  7. Yeah, what's with all those unknowns?! Are people actively hiding their location?

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  8. I just don't think sitemeter is that good at determining locations. It got worse about six months ago, and maybe that's because of twitter, but don't really know.

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