Friday, June 13, 2008

I have readers in Austria and India

Recently I found a counter in somebody's blog that read Sitemeter.  So I clicked on the counter and read about it.  It sounded interesting, so I put the Sitemeter counter in my sidebar also.
The neat thing about Sitemeter is that it's not just a counter.  It does more than show you how many visitors have come to your blog.  It shows you all kinds of things about what is going on at your blog.  All you need to do is press on your Sitemeter counter, and enter your password, and Sitemeter will take you to a site that tells you a lot about your own blog.   
So on Tuesday night I began to play around with the site, just familiarizing myself with it.  
I clicked on the link "Location".  There listed were the last 100 people who had visited my blog.  Not the names of the people of course.  Of course it wouldn't give out such information.  But the countries the readers were in.  There was also a pie map detailing my readership by percentages.  
Suddenly I was stunned at what I saw!
My readership was 85% in America and 15% out of the country!
The largest out of the country traffic comes from Vienna, Austria!  That's 5%.  I have a very faithful reader in Vienna, Wien, Austria.  To you I want to say a big hello!  :)  I hope you will be able to comment some day, and we can all get to know you better!
My next largest out of the country readership of course comes from the UK.
So I thought I would list where the out of the country readership was from on Tuesday's report:
Austria, Australia, Spain, Switzerland, Russian Federation (Moscow City, Moscow), and Singapore
Today I got back on and checked again, because there was an update in my emailbox. Add to that list Bombay, India.
Pretty cool, huh?
Oh, you can check out Sitemeter for yourself.  But don't forget to leave me a comment first, LOL.    
Krissy  :) 


  1. That is so cool!
    I downloaded the sitemeter a few weeks ago but haven't gotten it into the journal. I know I am doing something wrong, lol, or missing a step.....
    Linda :)

  2. I'm heading over right away.  I want to see where my "lurkers" are located.  LOL  Thanks Krissy, this should be interesting.  Linda in WA

  3. Just me, from the good old USA, lololol.................... have a great day, Hugs, Sherry

  4. fisherkristina6/13/2008 6:31 PM

    Hi Linda (fasttrack58).  After you get your HTML code from Sitemeter to put in your blog, copy it.  You could even copy and paste it into an email so you don't lose it, and email it to yourself.  Then open up your journal/blog.  Switch from text to html.  Put the cursor where you want the code to start in your sidebar.  Pick up the copy from the Sitemeter page or from the email, and paste it into place.  Then switch back over to Text.  The sitemeter tracker should be there.  Let me know if that works.  Krissy :)  

  5. that's really cool to know.  I will have to check it out.

  6. nightmaremom6/13/2008 7:23 PM

    that's what I've been using for some time Krissy... along with another that gives more detailed information regarding IP address and where exactly they come...  helps with my troll...  
    enjoy it

  7. Pretty neat stuff.. might do one myself. :) -Missy

  8. peytonswater6/13/2008 7:50 PM

    That is cool! I'm going to have to do this!

  9. Humm, that is pretty cool. Helen

  10. Very cool, Krissy.  I'm going to check it out.

  11. That is too cool Krissy!!  I use a similar counter on my website and I have found similar results.  It is really incredible when you realize you are being viewed all over the world.  Glad you were able to make that discovery.


  12. ladymagnolia19636/13/2008 9:09 PM

    Hi Krissy Ü,

    All I can say is Wow about how many people in different countries read your journal! That is wonderful Ü. Thank you for the link. I am fixing to visit the site.

    please come by and say hello Ü

  13. How cool was that!!!! How exciting.  I will have to give it a shot when I get a chance.


  14. lifesabench66/13/2008 10:02 PM

    How cool Krissy!  I bet when you first started your journal, you had no idea that you'd be read around the world!  I'm going to check it out right now~ but I doubt I'll have as many neat places- I know I have a faithful friend from England though!  Thanks Krissy- Be well, God Bless and have a wonderful weekend!  Carolyn

  15. carouselqueen706/13/2008 10:26 PM

    Thank you for sharing that. I am going to check it out., Christine

  16. that is cool, Krissy! I'm heading over there right now! I do hope all from other countries leave you a comment; that is sooo neat!


  17. fisherkristina6/13/2008 11:40 PM

    Betty, I don't know if they can leave comments.  I don't know what ISP they have, or if they have OpenID.  :(


  18. This is so cool! I'm going to check it out, not that I got lots of visitors but still, quiet interesting....

  19. monicasmemoirs6/14/2008 1:40 AM

    How cool is that having readers all over the world!  That sitemeter sounds really neat and something I'd like for the business blog.  Was it hard to install into the journal?


  20. That sounds great Krissy. They should list Scotland Instead of just the U.K. lol. I will check It out. Love Pam xx

  21. WOW   I thought I was lucky to have readers at all.   LOL    I will try it but usually the computer gremlins (I am convinced they are real)  thwart my effort at doing things.


  22. I would love to know who reads my blog!  I'll email you if I can't figure it


  23. Sounds like fun! Dannelle

  24. irisheyes19296/14/2008 2:16 PM

    That's so cool!  It's amazing how the internet unifies the world like that.  I'll have to check it out.  

    I hope you are well.

  25. Isn't it amazing what being on the internet can mean for with people around the world, new friendships made, pick-me-ups when things are going's truly a miracle for lots of people.  Have a good weekend dear, hope all goes well for you and John.  Arlene (AJ)

  26. Love my Site meter WOO HOO



  27. HI Krissy~Hope you and John are well this Sunday and enjoy your day;-) Site memter sounds cool! Deb ;-)

  28. randlprysock6/15/2008 3:23 PM

    Awesome and very interesting!!!  So nice to have readers from other countries!!!  

  29. Wow that is interesting news.  How neat to know your journal is read around the world.  I'm glad you got back on line and all is well.  Lately I've had my entires eaten a more than a few times and had to start over.  After adding pictures and all it does make you just a little disturbed for sure.  'On Ya' - ma

  30. Hi Krissy! I've had Sitemeter for a while now, and it really IS cool to see where some visitors come from. I had Moscow today, too! I've also had Cote d'Ivoire, Togo, Nigeria, makes me wonder who is reading and how did they find my blog? Fun to think about!


  31. howiseeit1016/17/2008 8:31 PM

    Can't wait to try it!  Way cool!

  32. This is very interesting, Krissy, I found your entry on Magic Smoke and blog plugs.  I am going to go check out the site.  Fascinating!  You have a lively mind.  Gerry  

  33. howiseeit1016/17/2008 10:05 PM

    I registered and am on Site Meter.  Question: how do I  get it onto my sidebar?


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