Blog visits just keep going up. Last week, after 15 months of blogging, I finally reached 10,000 visits. Just for fun, I'll share a few statistics on these first 10,000 visits.
First, here are the graphs for daily visits and monthly visits. Growth has actually accelerated in the past few months.
Now, a few statistics about my visitors for my first 10,000 visits.
Countries with most visits:
United States - with 60% of all visits.
Puerto Rico - 6.1%. This is most probably my family reading.
United Kingom - 5.7% - Thanks, British readers!
Canada - 4.4%
Australia - 2.22%
I guess it makes sense that most visits come from English-speaking countries. Although the next five countries are a little more varied (Philippines, India, Germany, France, and Netherlands).
The five states with most visits are:
Minnesota (30% of US visits) - these are probably my friends and colleagues which I have almost forced to read the blog.
New York (8.5%) - most of these visits are probably my sister and her husband.
- Firefox (my personal favorite browser) is the most used browser with 50.53% of visits. (Internet Explorer is second at 33.9%)
- The least popular browsers are Blazer and Mozilla Compatible Agent. Anybody heard about these?
- I've received a few visits from video game consoles, such as Playstation 3 and the Nintendo Wii.
- Windows is the most popular OS with 76.80% of all visits.
Google and Google Images send almost all of my traffic. Other notable referring sites are Facebook (137 visits), Twitter (72 visits), and the College Blog Network (42 visits).
It's really weird how most people bump into my blog. Keywords are the words people type into searches that bring them to my blog. The most popular are:
- superficial intelligence
- matlab easter eggs
- wii programming
- hidato puzzles
- hidato puzzle
- matlab easter egg
Half of those have to do with puzzles. And in fact, one of the most visited sections of my blog is the puzzles category. I guess that's what people are really interested in. Maybe I should talk more about puzzles?
There are also some very weird search queries that have brought people to my blog. These are always fun to watch out for. Here are some of them:
will reasonably and correctly, really, fernando? i hope that you will - (hmmm, you hope that I will what?)
wild captions to be written in bikes - (I don't think you'll find that here)
white jigsaw puzzle español - (why do you need a jigsaw puzzle to be in Spanish?)
roy yahoo.com hotmail.com gmail.com mail.com 2007 - (what was this guy looking for?)
proper way to eat fortune cookie - (are there proper fortune cookie eating etiquette rules?)
people with high intelligence who are fools - (you found me!)
java solution for unisex bathroom problem - (huh?)
is it sunny in puerto rico in december - (duh, of course)
i don't want my computer to have artificial intelligence comic - (I hope the last word is separate. If not, then he came to the wrong place)
how to pronounce "foosball" - (is it really that hard?)
fortune cookie vending machine - (I want one of those!)
fernando torre video game - (I have a video game?)
Well, that's it for today. Are there any statistics that you are interested in knowing about? Let me know and I'll post them!