One of my favorite little tools in WordPress is the Map feature.
It tells you where your traffic is coming from. I expected hits in the USA and Canada, but beyond that was a little bit of a surprise. There are a few of you out there that I “talk” to all the time, and I never thought about asking where you are.
Here is my hit map for a random day. Pretty neat, huh? Not world-wide dominance by far, but really interesting. I mean, Saudi Arabia? What’s that all about?
Actually, hoping around blogs I did start chatting with someone in Saudi Arabia, so I at least know where some of those hits are coming from. Everyone give Anastasia a big hug. She’s over there in Saudi and misses the simple comforts of home… like basic things we take for granted every day. (Like driving, or riding a bike)
If you want even more detailed standings, and you have a self-posted web-site, you can use tools like ClusterMaps for an even more detailed map. (This will not work on WordPress)
So, what about all those other countries? I know you follow, because the hits in places Like Saudi-Arabia, Pakistan, Australia, and New Zealand come up every day.
Who are you? Where are you? I’d love to meet you!
This is my favourite feature as well. I get so excited when a new country views my page. I am from Tasmania, Australia.
I have so many readers from the US and would love to see them broken down into states.
Me too! That would be great. We should ask that. There is a site out there that will do it for you, but you cannot use it worht wordpress. Bumber, but I love all the rest of WordPresses functionality. Thanks for stopping by! I enjoy your blog.
Its a great feature, isn’t it? I love looking at mine and checking where everybody is from. I’m from the UK, so there will probably be recurring hits from there today (I keep coming back!).
Nice to have you! Welcome!
Sydney! ANother place I’d love to visit.
That is absolutely my favorite feature of wordpress! I check it once a week. Hate to disappoint though, I’m from the good ole USA. Borrrr-inggg, haha.
Hey, the USA Rocks. Where in the USA?
It does rock! South Jersey, right over the bridge from Philly. You?
I forgot to say, I’m going to send this blog out from my blog to see who is from where.
Hey Jennifer, I’m curious to know if you see me as from the Bahamas. Can you let me know if you see Bahamas on your map? Great post by the way. It is totally fun to see how international this is.
SOmetimes you confuse it by popping up in the middle of the ocean, but now you are sparkling in the Bahamas. Wish I was there. Chloe would like to run onthe beach with your dog!
I was so excited when they added this feature! 🙂 I love seeing where all my readers are from. I have quite a few in Asia which is really surprising given my content, but I love the diversity!
I have no idea if I’m on your map. I check your block every week or so. I’m from the UK.
Subtlekate – I wanna go Australia! It sounds amazing. All that sunshine….
Sweet! I got a shout out. Shout outs are fun! 🙂 My list is still mostly US and Canada, occasionally Germany. Yesterday i gSaudi salutes you, sister! xo
Stupid Saudi bus driver hit the brakes too hard. men.
Was going to say yesterday I got some views from Bosnia. Tres cool!
Have a great day (bed time here!) 🙂
Another Canadian here! 🙂
Yay Canada! Hi Wendy!
I’m from Kentucky! So fun to see where everyone’s coming from. The map feature is definitely fun.
Big shout out to Kentucky!
I like looking at my map too. Very interesting to see where you get hits from. I’m from Tennessee! How’re y’all doin’? 😉
Tennessee in the house!
Greetings from Canada.
She waves hit pointed North
It’s fun to see the variety of locations. I think I’m your neighbor, Jennifer. I’m right here in the US- Arkansas.
Not close enough for tea, but good for a cyber wave!
I must check that feature out on my blog. I’m from Cork, Ireland.
Ireland! Cool! I was wondering who that was.
This is definitely very, very cool, Yeah of course we all know that cyberspace is a vast expanse and all that, but who would’ve thought our little blogs are REALLY going the distance — and beyond!
This is definitely very, very cool, Yeah of course we all know that cyperspace is a vast expanse and all that, but who would’ve thought our little blogs are REALLY going the distance — and beyond!
What a great idea! I noticed a bunch of hits on my site from places I didn’t even know existed. Of course I had to Google the names and find out all about them. I wish I knew who found me, too. I see a future blog post coming. 🙂
Waving south to sunny Florida. Hi, Jenny!
I’m in New Zealand too.
Totally cool. NZ is beautuful!
I’m in New Zealand, or Middle Earth if you’re into LOTR 🙂
I’m jealous. It looks beautiful there. Waving!
I am following you from South Africa.
Hi South Africa! I have a Twitter friend over there with you. I wake up, and she goes to bed. Funny.
Don’t know if it shows up on your map yet, because i’ve only recently found you, but I’m in Switzerland. *waves*
Yay for Switzerland! Waving madly back!
I love that feature. I have visitors from Brazil and I’d love to more about them.
I’m from Sydney Australia.