Monday, June 25, 2007

About Readers

I thought you might be interested to see some statistics on visits to this blog. Over the past two weeks, there have been 1,821 unique visitors from 48 countries (stats courtesy Google Analytics). More than 60 percent return for more than one visit. The average US visitor spends nearly 2 1/2 minutes reading per visit; the average French reader nearly 5 minutes. Is that because the French read English more slowly, or because they're more interested in French politics?! I leave it to political science to supply a model.

Country Visitors Percent of total Avg. Time on Site
United States 1059 58.15485997 144
France 362 19.87918726 296
Canada 121 6.644700714 148
United Kingdom 106 5.820977485 98
Australia 26 1.42778693 172
Netherlands 23 1.263042284 8
Greece 16 0.878638111 262
Belgium 11 0.604063701 1
Italy 10 0.549148819 257
Germany 8 0.439319055 29
Ireland 8 0.439319055 69
Spain 6 0.329489292 34
Portugal 6 0.329489292 18
India 5 0.27457441 0
Mali 5 0.27457441 105
Japan 4 0.219659528 4
Denmark 3 0.164744646 0
Austria 3 0.164744646 17
Singapore 3 0.164744646 47
Turkey 2 0.109829764 0
Czech Republic 2 0.109829764 0
Taiwan 2 0.109829764 149
New Zealand 2 0.109829764 66
China 2 0.109829764 27
Russia 2 0.109829764 0
Norway 2 0.109829764 144
Ukraine 1 0.054914882 907
Sri Lanka 1 0.054914882 0
Georgia 1 0.054914882 0
Luxembourg 1 0.054914882 17
Mexico 1 0.054914882 0
Cyprus 1 0.054914882 169
Pakistan 1 0.054914882 0
Finland 1 0.054914882 0
Reunion 1 0.054914882 0
Thailand 1 0.054914882 0
Switzerland 1 0.054914882 0
(not set) 1 0.054914882 55
Israel 1 0.054914882 85
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 0.054914882 0
South Korea 1 0.054914882 0
Sweden 1 0.054914882 68
Nigeria 1 0.054914882 0
Brazil 1 0.054914882 0
Indonesia 1 0.054914882 0
Uruguay 1 0.054914882 0
Netherlands Antilles 1 0.054914882 0
Barbados 1 0.054914882 0

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Not sure about the speed of reading English but when it comes to repeat visits, it would be great to have an RSS feed available for this interesting blog. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Apologies, I found the subscription link, at the bottom of the notes rather than on the right as I normally do. Thanks and look fwd to reading this blog

Unknown said...

Indeed, there is an RSS feed. I use Firefox, which always signals the presence of a feed in the address box, so I'm not even aware of where subscription links are placed on pages. Glad you like the blog and to have you as a regular reader, Hervé.