Friday, September 16, 2011

So, Where Are You From?

I'm in a mood to crunch a few numbers today, and I'm always fascinated by statistics, so I thought I would take a look at where my blog traffic originates.

What surprised me, in addition to a couple of the countries that show up on the list, is that only ten countries provide 99.5% of my hits (according to Google Stats).  These statistics only go back about two years, but I think they are representative of the future.
1.  USA - 70%
2.  United Kingdom - 7%
3.  Canada - 6.5%
4.  Australia - 4%
5.  Germany - 3.5%
6.  Denmark - 3%
7.  South Korea - 2%
8.  France - 1.5%
9.  The Netherlands - 1%
10. India - 1%
All Others - 0.5%

I get a kick out of getting a substantial number of hits from foreign countries - and, when writing a post for Book Chase, I do try to keep in mind that I will have readers from around the world.  I don't do that in a sense of trying to be "politically correct," but I have to admit that knowing this helps me consider my words a little more carefully.  I don't necessarily worry about offending foreign readers, as such; it is more a case of not wanting to offend them accidentally through a poor choice of words or by using a misleading tone of voice.

4 comments:

  1. Hey Sam -- that is totally neat. I'm going to try and see if I can find out the same sort of info for my blog.
    I guess I am one of your 6.5% there!
    Cheers!

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  2. I'll keep Book Chase's home fires burning here in South Korea!

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  3. Thanks for being part of the 6.5% block, Cip, Have you found the info on your visits?

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  4. Susan, you are an important part of the South Korean block.. :-)

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