I’ve been running analytics from London based startup GoSquared on this blog for a couple of weeks now. They have a nice real time dashboard that shows where your traffic is coming from, what pages are popular etc. and it has provided some surprises for me. That said, I’m guilty of not having looked into any of this stuff as much as I should have previously.
Number 1 – sources of traffic
The split between search, referred and direct perhaps isn’t that surprising
More surprising was the split of the referral traffic. Twitter dominated more than I expected, surprisingly little from Facebook, and a significant contribution from WAYN and Innovation America that I had no idea about (thanks guys).
Number 2 – Location of readers
I was surprised to see the US top and relatively little for the Europe outside of the UK. I always thought of this as a fairly Euro-centric blog.
Number 3 – systems and browsers
I picture my readers as being early adopters and tech savvy so I wasn’t surprised to see Firefox and Chrome as the top browsers. I was a little surprised that so little of you use Safari and Mac OS X though.