I’ve been having some fun with Google Analytics tonight – particularly in looking at where readers of my blogs come from geographically. It’s not something that I’ve done for a while and the stats for ProBlogger have changed quite a bit.
Previously when I did this I had a fair spread of readers between Europe and the USA – however there’s been a shift (a significant one).
More and more ProBlogger readers are now coming from the US. US readers are coming to ProBlogger in numbers six times as high as any other country. The UK, Canada, India, Australia, Malaysia, Germany and Singapore also feature in the top 10.
Here’s the global map (the darker green represents where the numbers are):
Zooming in on the USA thee are are few states that are more highly represented with California, New York State and Texas being more highly represented as follows:
Interestingly in ‘city’ view it’s New York City which is the most represented with Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington coming in next. Worldwide – London actually ranks between NYC and LA with Sydney, Toronto, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne and Singapore also featuring reasonably highly.
I’m not sure how I might use this information to improve my blog (although it does give some hints as to where any future events and meetups might make sense) however it’s a fun exercise and is quite energizing to do.
Where do your readers come from? Do you tailor your blogging in any way to people in different parts of the world?