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A Truly Global Blog: Thanks To Readers in 150 Cities Around The World

It's been less than four weeks since I started this blog - and it's been a great ride, exciting, fun and full of lessons.

This post is to thank all of the readers, and to share some data (from Google Analytics) that shows how truly global this blog is getting (I find usage metrics always amusing!): 

  • Visitors came from 151 cities. Most common ones are San Francisco and Madrid. The list also includes some interesting places like Bowling Green (Ohio), Pully (Switzerland), West Babylon (New York), Chelyabinsk (Russia), Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, Gaziantep (Turkey), Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (near Paris) and Cebu (Philippines).
  • Visitors came from 36 countries in four continents (no readers from Africa yet...)
  • In terms of Sub Continents, most visitors came from North America, but the ones coming from Southern Europe are the ones reading more pages, and thus spending more time on the blog (thanks to family and friends! ;-)
  • Almost 23% of the traffic comes from Search Engines (Google is, by far, the main one). Interesting search queries bringing visitors to the blog include "demograpics and statistics on globalization" (note the typo on "demograpics"), "asia new idea", "globalization of business as a result of the internet" and "globalization middle class".
  • Still regarding the search queries that originated visits, the only brand that appears in the statistics is "Apple" (combined with multiple other keywords, like "globalization", "international strategy" and other). 
  • In terms of Referring Sites, apart from Typepad, where the blog is hosted, the main ones are Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, bit.ly and (surprise) TechCrunch. Some personal news aggregation services, like iGoogle and MyYahoo! also appear, as well as Yahoo! Mail.
  • 40% of visitors stay on the blog's main page. And the single most viewed post was the one about the New Global Middle Class.
  • New visitors account for 60% of the total visits (which I hope is normal on a site less than a month old), while the average time spent is 2.5 minutes, with 2.5 page views per visit.
  • In terms of browsers, Firefox leads the pack with 65% of the visits, followed by Internet Explorer with 21%. Safari comes in third with 10%.
  • As far as OS goes, 60% of visitors have some flavor of Windows installed, while Macintosh accounts for 31%. The latter does not include iPhone users (5% of visitors). And there are already some with Android!

There is a lot more, but I don't want to bore you with deep metrics.

Again, thanks to all the visitors! I hope you've enjoyed reading this blog as much as I have enjoyed writing it!

Cities

                 Google Analytics map displaying the cities where visitors to this blog come from.

 

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