Saturday, July 08, 2006

Who's visiting?

I've had a wee break and am now in catch-up mode. There will be some "back posting," so you may want to scroll through earlier "dates" in July. (This is to avoid piling all the posts into one date's heading.)

In catching up, I'm looking at usage statistics for the month of June. It is, among other things, gratifying to see that the Zoom Cloud actually turns out to be useful. Five percent of June's readers used the cloud to find more articles.

I never much pay attention to the list of ISP's that readers use, but June's list is interesting because it shows some of the diversity of visitors to this blog:
  • Unknown
  • roche.com
  • rr.com
  • swbell.net
  • aol.com
  • mskcc.org
  • comcast.net
  • washington.edu
  • osd.mil
  • verizon.net
  • asaustin.org
  • bellsouth.net
  • aoc.org
  • airtelbroadband.in
  • statefarm.com
  • hearstsc.com
  • clearwire-dns.net
  • qwest.net
  • shawcable.net
  • andrews.edu
  • optonline.net
  • sbcglobal.net
  • aclutx.org
  • globalsat.net
  • harriscountyhealth.com
  • ca.gov
  • bol.net.in
  • swrxservices.org
  • cdc.gov
  • abbott.com
If you're worried about being "seen," at least 25 percent of the ISP resolve as "unknown." On the other hand, I thought it was interesting to see the .edu's, .org.s, and .gov's that showed up on the list.

One other interesting tidbit was in the search terms used. While the overwhelming majority of search visitors (as opposed to link visitors or subscribers) come to the site from Google, only a few of the search terms that they use seem to show up in the reports that I have available to me. Last month, someone searched for "carolyn parker swahili." That's one way to find me. Jambo, jamani!

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