Where do they come from?

A few days ago, I plugged in a gizmo to this blog which keeps track of where the visitors of this blog come from. Here is the Clustermap for this site. Currently the site lists about 2800 visits in the last 5 days.

I am surprised to note that the US counts for the largest number of visitors to this blog. One solitary dot (1-9 visitors) for Canada; none from Mexico (Carlos Munos, I thought that you would visit your old officemate’s blog occassionally); a few dozen from the South American continent; moving east across the Atlantic, the UK and the western European countries are well represented (hi Marita, Ville, Courtenay, Alexis, …); the whole of Africa has a few dozens, which I find surprisingly high; more people from the Middle east visit than from Africa; I note a few Pakistani visitors even; then comes India, which I guess accounts for about 20 percent of the visitors — this I find really surprising because I thought visitors from India would outnumber others, c’est la vie; then the far east sends a few, including some from China; I note Singapore especially; moving east and south, I note that Australia and New Zealand (hi Gordon) send a few.

Well, that is about it. There was no real point to this post. Just a bit of curiosity.

Update: Navin says he is the big dot in London. Hi Navin. Jyoti says she is the BD in Texas. Hi Jyoti.

6 thoughts on “Where do they come from?

  1. TTG Tuesday September 20, 2005 / 12:34 pm

    Percentage of Indian visitors is underreported. Simple example – me. I am sitting in Gurgaon, but my IP address will probably point you to California. This is because I am part of my client company’s network. The IP address masking happens in a lot of other circumstances, I’m pretty sure many Indian ISPs do it too. That being said, it’s still interesting that most of the visitors are US-Based.


  2. Subha Tuesday September 20, 2005 / 6:55 pm

    We people in the US live out “always connected” paradigm. I am online 24/7 and I browse as often.I know my friends do that too. Perhaps that might explain the number of visitors from the US.


  3. Jyoti Iyer Wednesday September 21, 2005 / 12:48 am

    That big dot you see in Texas would probably be me!! 🙂



  4. Navin Wednesday September 21, 2005 / 2:46 am

    Big dot from London is me. You owe me a Hi. 🙂

    TTG – Good Point. Indian visitors are always overrated. Most visitors browse your site from office and they always show up as US / Europe. (eg:- Verizon, Dupont, Worldbank are few IP addressses that might show up on ur list)

    2800 is huge. Keep up the good work.

    Btw, did u check out the World bank world wealth report. Very interesting perspective….



  5. arzan Thursday September 22, 2005 / 8:00 pm

    the Big Dot from NYC is me !!!

    2800 !! u r in the big league ! your posts do justice to that kinda traffic !


  6. Kirthi Ramakrishnan Thursday September 29, 2005 / 8:50 pm

    A lot of US hits will also be accounted for by desis living here, in addition to the IP address issue.


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