I am provided with data by the server provider (ISP) of my website, Estrangements.com, and by SiteMeter and Typepad for the Estrangements blog. The data is information about how visitors access and use my sites, information such as the number of visitors by day, week and month to each site, the number of pages viewed, the part of the world from which the visit comes from, and other information.
The specific identity of individuals is not provided to me. Sometimes it is obvious who is visiting when the data gives enough information to reveal the possible identity of someone known personally to the webmaster but otherwise everyone is anonymous. The purpose of providing information to webmasters and bloggers is to show them how their websites and blogs are being used and if they are "successful" according to whatever criteria of success they may have. Then they can choose whether to do anything differently or not with their site. Today I am sharing some of my data as of today's date, October 7, 2007, with my readers as I thought that you might find it interesting to know a little bit about the activity on sites such as these.
I will provide some data first for the website, Estrangements.com, followed by data for the blog, Estrangements, which you are currently visiting. So note that there are two sites for which data is being provided. The two sites are used differently which is logical since the sites have different approaches although they share the same goal of providing information on the topic of Estrangement. Estrangements.com is less personal than Estrangements, the weblog.
ESTRANGEMENTS.COM'S DAILY REPORT: August 26 to October 6:
First up is a graph of the daily page visits as shown by Numbers of Requests for pages or files (which can be an image file, an html page, a CSS page, etc.) on Estrangements.com for August 26 to October 6. Each visit generates a request for all of the files that make up a page. One page visit can generate several requests, not just one.
Note that the data for October 6 is not yet entered for yesterday's visits by the ISP which is why the graph drops down on the left.This graph does not show the number of unique visitors to Estrangements.com which generally runs between 60 and 125 visitors per day which is considerably more than the number of visitors to the blog.:
The next graph is Estrangements.com's ISP's Weekly Report for the period September 3, 2006 to September 30, 2007. I don't know why there was a dramatic increase in requests around September 2006.:
Estrangements.com MONTHLY REPORT for the period of Sept. 2006 to Oct. 5, 2007.
30 Most Popular Queries
Estrangements.com's ISP provides a list of the most popular Keywords and Queries that people use that bring them to the site. The list below is of the top thirty most popular Queries:
|Search Query||Number of requests|
|5.||b d hyman||107|
|9.||mother daughter estrangement||24|
|11.||mother daughter estrangements||22|
|16.||estrangement from family||12|
|17.||may to december||11|
|20.||poems about reconciliation||10|
|21.||poems about stars||10|
|25.||estrangement from adult child||9|
|26.||father daughter estrangement||9|
|30.||grandmother of the twenties||8|
|[not listed: 1772]||2,275|
And here are the thirty most popular Search Words:
|Search Word||Number of requests|
|[not listed: 1654]||6,277|
The data below is for the Weblog that you are currently on, not the website Estrangements.com. The website receives six to twelve times as many visitors per day as the weblog.
THE WEBLOG ESTRANGEMENTS' VISITORS:
Number of Visitors by Month from October 2006 to October 6, 2007:
Where are the visits originating from? (Note: Some visitors use "proxies" to surf on the internet. Proxies disguise the identity of the visitor somewhat and don't provide the visitor's ISP and geographic location. Also,the location refers to the location of the service provider which might not be the same as the location of the visitor. So the geographic locations given by site counters give only a general idea of where the visits are coming from.)
Each dot on the maps below represent visits. These maps show the location of the ISP's of the last 100 visitors to the weblog. The red (which is supposed to be red but looks brown) dot represents the most recent visit as of when I copied the image earlier today. The green dots represent the last ten visits. The white dots represent the rest of the last 100 visits.
Here is a world map:
Visitors in the USA: