Installed on this site is StatCounter software which tells me how many hits the site receives each day, which pages the visitors are reading, and the location of the reader’s ISP. It also provides rank order data about the individual page loads and the ISP locations of visitors. This latter data is provided on a rolling basis, being always an analysis of the last 2,000 hits. Not surprisingly about 25% of hits are visits to the site’s front page, which provides immediate access to the last seven posts.
The other 75% of hits represent visitors coming direct to an individual page as a result of a Google search, hitting a link within the site, or accessing a link referred by friends or colleagues.
For those who are interested, as of this morning the top five page loads apart from the front page are:
Not everyone is fascinated by submarines or the mysteries of alliance contracting in Defence, so here are the top five non-Defence page loads:
As for where these visitors are coming from, on a country basis the rank order is:
- Australia (82.45%)
- United States (6.95%)
- Taiwan (2.8%)
- Republic of Korea (1.20%)
- United Kingdom (0.85%)
- Sweden (0.80%)
- Germany (0.55%)
These are followed by a long tail of isolated hits from thirty countries, each of which represents less than 0.5% of hits.