I use Google Analytics on this blog to track visits and have collected statistics for couple years now. I toyed with these a bit today to see where are the visitors from, just out of curiosity and for no particular other reason. I used Tableau to generate the below stats, it connects to Google Analytics directly and has a free trial version.
The size of the circles is proportional to the number of visits from that city, I get a lot of visits from the major cities in Europe, so hence the larger dots there. The visits from the USA are much more spread, i.e. coming from many different cities. A treemap of the number of visits by country shows the USA as the top of the list, followed by the UK and Germany, France, the Netherlands:
That’s interesting, but probably not surprising, as the top countries are also large in population. Probably 95% of the visits from country #6 – Bulgaria are mine, so I will filter these out for the next charts 🙂 .
Next, I decided to factor in the country’s population and compare that against the number of visits from that country to get something more comparable. I created a calculation that would provide a [# of visits/country’s population] ratio and re-generated the treemap:
So that’s more interesting, my projects seem to be interesting to large % of the population in Estonia, Slovenia, Denmark, the Netherlands and so forth. Estonia seems to lead by a factor, I wonder why that is. Greetings to you guys from Estonia 🙂 .The USA that was ranking top is now way behind.
Few more charts by region, the Americas show the distinct concentration of visits from the North-East of the USA and then the East coast, Brazil also generates traffic:
The Asia-Pacific region shows concentrated visits from Australia’s largest cities on the East, visits from Japan are very spread, coming from many places:
Visits from Europe are predominantly from the North-West, I see a large % of visits originating from the city of London. The Netherlands, Belgium and the western regions of Germany also generate significant % of traffic. The Netherlands and Belgium stand out because traffic isn’t concentrated only in the large cities (like Spain and France), but very evenly distributed all over the territories:
Visits over time, these are filtered by the top countries only, metrics are hidden to preserve some level of privacy:
Interesting stats, enjoyed putting these together too.