Who reads “Doug’s blog”?
Not surprisingly, most of my readers live in and around Fort Lauderdale. That’s been my home base for going on five years.
But through the miracle of Google Analytics, a free service from Google, I’ve been able to find out a great deal more about my readers. I know what city they’re in when they log on to my site, I know what pages they view, and I even know how much time they spend on each page.
Actually, there’s far more information than that. But you get the idea. Google Analytics is obviously a fine new way for me to waste time. If I ran a business, I would be checking these reports obsessively. I’m guessing that many web site managers do.
In September “Doug’s blog” averaged 87 “unique visits” per day. I thought you might like to see where these “unique” readers live. Some surprises, but mostly what I’d expect. Here are the top 20 cities where my readers live (in order):
Ann Arbor (Michigan)
University City (Missouri)
New York (New York)
Grand Rapids (Michigan)
Coral Springs (Florida)
San Francisco (California)
Pompano Beach (Florida)
I plan to post tomorrow about the second city on the list. And by the way, you can subscribe and have my posts delivered to your email inbox by supplying your email address along the right side of the page. I don’t sell (or do much of anything with) the list, but I do marvel over some of the screen names.