Monday, 8 October 2007

Who's out there?

I added a link to Blog Tracker late on the evening of Sept 27th. This enabled me to see how many visits the blog gets, and, when known, which country they come from. Due to the publicity the Paddyfield Warbler got I had a lot of visits from birders specifically looking for pictures of this rarity. This lunch time, after ten and a half days, I had the 1000th visit in the period. 146 of these were referred from Birdforum, so were directly as the result of the Paddyfield Warbler. 282 were from visitors who had "bookmarked" the blog and 289 were from the KOS. 192 came from Google and many of the key words used to get here were both confusing and amusing, such as "bigget spa in ghana" and "pictures of Sindbad amusement park cairo, egypt"; difficult to find the relevance to St Margaret's in either, but Google got them here! There have been visits from 31 countries, 68% are from the UK, others ranging to Nepal, Rep of Korea and Iran as well as most European Countries. My main point is thank you for visiting, please leave a message if you want to say something and please come again.

7 comments:

Vicki W said...

I don't comment but you know that I found your blog several months ago and read it regularly. I love your photographs - all of them!

tut-tut said...

I got a site meter a while ago. Until then, I assumed that only the number of people commenting were viewing the blog. Interesting how many there actually are!

Maybe this post will encourage more dialogue here.

Tony Morris said...

Hi Vicki, I remember your Blue-birds, thanks for your message.
Hi Tut-tut, yes it is quite a surprise isn't it? and some of the searches to get there must be amazing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tony, your blog has taken on the role of my local guide since moving here. My family wonder what I'm talking about when I suggest a walk to Hog's Bush, past Big Bruce and through the Paddock! Keep up the good work, and the photos are excellent. Keith (no relation!).

Tony Morris said...

Thanks Keith, I hope the traffic is getting better.

Deslilas said...

I'm one of your regular visitor.
You make heavy and interesting work.
Merci à vous.

Hyde DP said...

It seems strange what some of these site-meters come up with. I've notice some that seem to report me as visiting from "Welwyn Garden City, Norfolk"!

Now as far as I know my ISP is based in Hampshire - OK maybe they have a computer based in WGC through which things are routed but WGC is not in Norfolk so how does that arise?