Thursday, December 4, 2003

Hello people from Peru!

by Suw on December 4, 2003

I put Nedstat on my blog a couple of weeks ago, just to see if the data it threw up was any different to that provided by Blog-City itself. The hits stats are radically different, but I think that's because it can't pick up on the rss feeds and half my hits are by rss.

What is interesting, though, is the list of countries from where people have visited my blog. I'd expect, if pushed, to find visitors coming from the countries where I have friends – the UK, US, Netherlands, France, Poland, Australia, Canada. Although the majority of hits do come from those countries, the full list is far, far more interesting than I ever would have guessed:

1. United Kingdom, 2. United States, 3. The Netherlands, 4. Australia, 5. Poland, 6. Canada, 7. Italy, 8. Germany, 9. China, 10. Singapore, 11. Belgium, 12. Switzerland, 13. Spain, 14. France, 15. Finland, 16. Ireland, 17. Denmark, 18. Malaysia, 19. India, 20. New Zealand, 21. Mexico, 22. Sweden, 23. Japan, 24. Chile, 25. Turkey, 26. Iran, 27. United Arab Emirates, 28. Israel, 29. Korea, 30. Hungary, 31. Austria, 32. Slovenia, 33. Hong Kong, 34. Indonesia, 35. Estonia, 36. Brazil, 37. Argentina, 38. Kazakhstan, 39. Malta, 40. Peru, 41. Norway, 42. Portugal.

I mean… Kazakhstan! Peru! Indonesia! Wow, my blog is so much more well travelled than I am. Maybe I should get one of those wee maps so that you can put little pins in and say hello. In fact, you should all say hello in this thread's comments or on the blog board. Yes, I think that's a good idea.

I'd also like to welcome the person from the BBC who pops in. Hello! Gimme a job! And the person from the Florida Dept. of Transportation. Shouldn't you both be working right now? Oh, you're on lunch. Well that's ok then. Just don't let your boss catch you.

I must admit, although Nedstat is ok, it would be much better if I had full logs for the whole site which I could analyse myself, as I'm pretty sure that there's more in the way of fascinating minutia buried in the data somewhere, if only I could get at it.

On the other hand, you're all probably glad I can't. Hitnosis is, after all, a non-communicable disease.

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