In fact it has been exactly five weeks since I started blogging, but only 30 days since I installed the sitemeter. So here are my first month of visitor statistics:
Total number of visitors: 839
Average number of visitors per day: 27
Visitors per country: Sitemeter does not save this information for all visitors but only for the last 100, which are not representative. But approximately the usual composition is:
United States: 35-45%
Australia, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Finland: 2-4% each
Many other countries: 1-2% each
Visitors per referring page: About one third of the visitors come from the link on Peter Woit's blog
, one third from "unknown" places (presumably people that have me in Favorites or in their RSS feeds) and one third from other places, such as my cynical friend
, my rock star friend
, Cosmic Variance
, comments I make at other blogs, and random google searches like the one that inspired the previous post. Occasionally a link to this blog brings in a lot of traffic; this accounts, in the following graph, for the spike on February 6-7 (thanks to a couple of links to my post on George Deutsch
) and for today's spike (thanks to Coturnix
linking to the chess entropy calculation).
Overall, I am quite happy with these results for the first month. I seem to have a small band of loyal readers, about a third of them friends and two-thirds of them people I don't know. We'll see if I manage to keep the interest of these and build up a larger audience as more time passes. For the time being, thanks to all of you for coming!