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ohmidog! Having fun with Google Analytics

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Based on my Google Analytics — the service that tells me how many people are reading ohmidog!, where they come from and what they have in their refrigerators — I thought it might be fun to make some gross, unfair and highly non-scientific generalizations.

(I don’t really know what you have in your refrigerators, though a certain someone in Dayton, Ohio might want to check the expiration date on that raspberry yogurt on the lower left hand shelf, behind the dill pickles.)

Looking at the past two months, I see that ohmidog! has had 57,912 visits. Of those, 47,547 were “absolute unique visitors,” meaning, I figure, that more than 10,000 visitors who stopped by were not unique at all. That’s OK, you are welcome here, anyway.

Together, our unique visitors and our run of the mill ones perused 78,153 pages. Most of you landed on our main page. As for specific entries, Baxter the therapy dog (featured in our “best of” section, above) drew the most views.

Outside of the U.S., Canada (2,574) and the UK (1,097) sent the most visitors, along with some place called Not Set (1,434). More than 100 visitors each came from Australia, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Philippines, New Zealand and India.

As for the good old USA, looking at the last two months, I was surprised to see that Californians (5,394) are the most frequent visitors to ohmidog!, holding a slight edge over residents of Maryland (5,385), our home base.

After California and Maryland, the states most prone to visiting ohmidog! in the past two months were, in this order: Texas (3,398), New York (3,251), Pennsylvania (2,927), Florida (2,159), Virginia (2,089), Illinois (1,874), North Carolina (1,721, but most of those were probably my mother, who is absolutely unique) and Ohio (1,685, and, you in Dayton, don’t forget to check that yogurt.)

From our Google Analytics figures, we are able to extrapolate  (always keep an extrapolate, in case you lose your original polate) the following  conclusions about our readership:

Most loyal readers: Maryland.

Bounciest: Florida.

Most depth (meaning they stay on the website the longest, and I’m pretty sure it’s because they read more, as opposed to more slowly): Maryland.

Shortest attention span: California, New York, Florida.

Least likely to read ohmidog!: South Dakota.

Dirtiest refrigerators: South Dakota.

Comments

Comment from Fanny
Time November 13, 2009 at 7:13 am

Congratulations, JW. The dedication to your blog shines through. Loved the report!

Comment from Pat DeWald
Time November 13, 2009 at 11:41 am

Bounciest?

(To Pat, from John) Yes, Florida readers on my website have the highest “bounce rate,” which has something to do with leaving the website versus visiting another page. I don’t entirely grasp it, but my figures show Floridians are most likely to bounce.

Comment from Miss Jan
Time November 13, 2009 at 12:12 pm

To save you any more trouble John, in my fridge you will find mostly ingredients for home-cooked meals for my two JRT’s. Oh, and Trader Joe Nonfat French Village Vanilla Yogurt.

Looks to me like your Google analysis confirms your universal appeal. I am amazed at how many people to whom I mention Ohmidog say “oh yeah the Baltimore dog guy, wasn’t that the guy who did that series on the rescue ranch in Montana”.

Enjoy the blog tremendously and don’t plan to stop reading it even though my paranoia doesn’t care an awful lot for being kept track of!

Comment from Melissa
Time November 13, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Hello from Cincinnati! Your blog is on my must read daily list. Thanks!!

Comment from Pat DeWald
Time November 14, 2009 at 10:23 am

Hmmm……… and here I thought it meant that Florida readers kept “bouncing” back again and again to read your blog. I certainly do. I also “roll” with the punches. :-)

Comment from Lisa Williamson
Time November 14, 2009 at 1:28 pm

You forgot about Mexico (near Puerto Vallarta) ! I read this blog all the time and I love it!

Mom of 2 mini Schnauzers

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