I can’t believe I’ve been blogging blind for so long. I had no idea how many visitors we had every day, or what they looked at when they visited. We seemed to get a few comments on every post, so that was enough, right?
Well, there’s a whole lot more information available than that! I can see into your *soul*, dear reader. For instance, I know Todd in Calgary checks out forgetful.ca on a gargantuan 3200 x 1200 pixel monitor. While eating yogurt. Raspberry yogurt. With a fork. Do I need to know that? NO! But Google Analytics insist I know.
One useful feature is a display of where our visitors are on earth, here’s the graphic for last week. Hello Warsaw!
Most of our visitors are from Ottawa, but we have a healthy cross-section from across Canada, a sprinkling from our fair neighbors to the south, and a soupcon from elsewhere. Welcome all.
Also, it’s not my place to say, but for all you that are checking from work, are your employers really paying you to check forgetful.ca? And by employer I mean me for all you government folk. My taxes pay $0.000032 of your salary every hour you’re reading this!
Finally, you can track how people got to forgetful.ca. For instance, forgetful.ca may show up as a hit when someone searches for, say, “valentine playmate jpg”, which someone from Willis, Texas searched for on Monday, Feb. 12th. I don’t recall that topic ever appearing on forgetful.ca, but Google works in mysterious ways.
If you have a blog, check out Google Analytics. If you don’t, continue to enjoy forgetful.ca. I’ll enjoy watching you enjoy!