One of the most amazing things about the Internet is that it brings the world together. For instance, this website brings visitors from all over the world (which is a great thing for someone like me, who enjoys multilingual SEO). However, I do not often see a website demonstrating how broad its reach is.
Many websites feature language and currency options, and a few show testimonials from a variety of locations. And occasionally I have seen a map widget that shows red dots where visitors come from. But surprisingly, I have never seen a blogger share with his readers where the other readers come from. Given that blogging is a conversational format, I would think this would be a natural.
Below is a map of where our visitors come from. This was cut and pasted directly from Google Analytics, so it’s easy to do. Just for the record, this does not include blog traffic. A couple days ago I realized that I do not have Google Analytics tracking on the blog, just on the main website. I have corrected that, but for now this is where our website visitors come from. It’s pretty impressive when you think that people from almost everywhere outside of the Sahara have been on the website in the past month.
By the way, if we go back a year, most of the yellow spaces turn green, with a handful each from Bolivia, Mongolia and Paraguay and even a couple from Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea.
If you run a blog, why not write a post like this, sharing with your readers where their fellow readers come from. Help bring the world just a little closer together.Written by David Leonhardt
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