Saturday, October 24, 2009

Site visit bingo!

As previously discussed, I have been spending quite the amount of time racking up the chart and graph data goodness google analytics has so kindly bestowed on me. Well, for the last few days I've been paying particular interest to that map that tells you where your site visitors are from. I mean how cool is it that you can actually see what areas of the world have checked out my geekery on etsy? and in such a nicely colour coded manner! Oh my!

So it's got me thinking - wouldn't it be fun to see how long it takes to get visitors from every country? Maybe I could start with every continent before I go for the full-out site visit bingo blackout, but still, a girl can dream. In the meantime, check out my sweet progress from the last ten days:

Progress as of October 13th:

Progress as of October 23rd:

I feel like my geography 390 prof (Tom Waldichuck) who excitedly ran back and forth to the slide projector to point out minor differences between pictures. Woo! In all honestly, I am most stoked that I finally got a visit from Russia. Sure tiny European countries are great and all, but Russia great? That's hard to compete with. I've contemplated developing some actual tactics to provoke visits for the ultimate site visit bingo blackout, but that feels dishonest. I think this needs to be a more natural process. Unless of course any of you have friends in Africa dying for a new site to check's ok...I won't say anything.


  1. I'll call all my friends in Bali, Tasmania, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Mali. We'll get you a bingo in no time! :)

    I'm jealous of your coverage. Though I'm pretty happy I got a person from Jordan checking out mine, and a couple from India that read daily. Still not as cool as Russia, though...

  2. How specific is it? Like, does it tell you towns visited from? Or provinces?

  3. Why yes! It is that specific! You can click on the countries and then it shows you how many people visited from what city. It shows states in the US too, but no provinces anywhere else. Still cool though!