Most blogs and websites employ some method to track how many visitors they get. Usually those stats include information like where they came from (the referring link), if they used search terms via Google or another search engine, and their approximate geographic location. I recently ran across a new service being called ClustrMaps that adds a neat visual twist to that data.
ClustrMaps creates a little thumbnail image that shows the relative geographic position of each visitor to your site. You’ll find the thumbnail in the column next to this article. Larger red dots indicate a greater number of unique visitors from that location.
In my own case, I found it interesting that my blog apparently has no interest to anyone on the African continent. Maybe it’s time to add a post about the South African jazz scene?
ClustrMaps provides a slick way of seeing where your readers are coming from, and the basic service is free. Check it out.