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Statistics I Receive on Visitors to This Blog

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Have you ever wondered what website owners know about you? Let me show you a bit of what I know about my visitors. If you’ve been reading awhile you may have heard me mention how wrapped up I get in statistics for this blog. Here are a few things I like to look at. You can click on any one of this graphics to see them individually, a little larger than they appear here.

What countries do visitors to DonnysRamblings.com come from?

This chart shows the top 20 countries that visit (there are MANY more, but this only shows the top 20):

DonnysRamblings.com Country Share


What can I see about any one particular visitor?

I can tell what city you live in, what your IP address is, who you use to provide your internet service, how many miles you live from me, your longitude and latitude, what operating system you use, what web browser you use, how long you stayed on my website, how many pages you viewed, and several other tidbits of information. Scary? Every website you visit can see the same thing. Take a look at this screen capture I just took from someone visiting my site right at the moment I began writing this entry:

What I Can See About Visitors

Operating Systems Used By Visitors to DonnysRamblings.com:

DonnysRamblings.com:  Viewer Operating Systems

The web browsers used by visitors to this site:

DonnysRamblings.com:  Viewer Browsers

I am also told how many visitors have been to my site, how many people are on it RIGHT NOW at any given moment, how each person got to it (example: clicked through from another site, found it in a search engine, etc), if they arrived via a search engine I can see what words they searched for to get to it, what links were clicked on, and so many other stats it would blow your mind.

I love analyzing this information. Why? Mostly because I’m a geek and it entertains me to do so.

Speaking of search terms… you’d be amused (or perhaps disgusted) by some of the things people search for that ends up sending them to this site. Maybe I’ll share that sometime.

10 thoughts on “Statistics I Receive on Visitors to This Blog

  1. Donny,

    What programs are you using to get that information, I am stats junkie myself and WordPress gives us some of that information,but not the graphs…

    Thanks!

  2. Donny,

    What programs are you using to get that information, I am stats junkie myself and WordPress gives us some of that information,but not the graphs…

    Thanks!

  3. “Sky”,

    I’ve used several stats programs over the years. For this blog I happen to use Sitemeter.

    – Donny –

  4. “Sky”,

    I’ve used several stats programs over the years. For this blog I happen to use Sitemeter.

    – Donny –

  5. this bring back memories. i used to blog on blogger and I had a meter on my site. the ISP always seemed to come up as Qwest Communications. i never knew what that meant. i didn’t know what half the info meant, but it was interesting and, you’re right, sometimes creepy.

    i have your site bookmarked šŸ™‚

  6. this bring back memories. i used to blog on blogger and I had a meter on my site. the ISP always seemed to come up as Qwest Communications. i never knew what that meant. i didn’t know what half the info meant, but it was interesting and, you’re right, sometimes creepy.

    i have your site bookmarked šŸ™‚

  7. This is hilarious Donny! I love it. Now I am going to have to make pie charts for my blog too!

  8. This is hilarious Donny! I love it. Now I am going to have to make pie charts for my blog too!

  9. Hey Donny,

    I’m coming to your site about every day. Its funny though. Because as I am a flight attendant I’ve come to your site while I’ve been overnighting everywhere in the USA and in Canada.

    Just a note šŸ™‚

  10. Hey Donny,

    I’m coming to your site about every day. Its funny though. Because as I am a flight attendant I’ve come to your site while I’ve been overnighting everywhere in the USA and in Canada.

    Just a note šŸ™‚

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