So I installed this nifty little gizmo from a website that I cant believe they give away for free.
statfinder.com is a fun website that is probably in serious violation of certain invasion-of-privacy laws but is certainly entertaining for me. I found it initially just to put a hit-counter on my page so I could get an idea about how many people I field on a regular basis. The counter is so far the only thing that they havent given me.
They set up some sorta spy ring inside my page that gives me the breakdown of how everybody is coming around here and how they found me. It tells me the number of people that have come by, how many were new viewers, where they come from, their IP addresses, countries, cities and economic stability. Its probably not THAT invasive, but especially with the passing of the patriot act... I dont much care.
What I have come to realize though, in the 15 or so since I installed the thing, is that Im getting a bunch of hits that I was never aware of. I was under the assumption that the same 7-20 people were stopping by here and that was the end of it. My little computer agent informs me otherwise though.
In my 23 hits since this eraly morning, mostly were Americans, but I snagged a few canadians, a few unknowns, an Israeli and a Croatian. Of the Americans, Ive gotten hits from Hicksville and Fulton NY, Akron Ohio, the expected Brooklyns and oddly enough, a Nashville. This is good and bad. Its obviously good in that Im getting a more varied group of visitors then I had assumed. Its bad however in that Im not getting any feedback from these nameless, faceless visitors. Speak up. Tell me how you found me, what you enjoyed or hated, etc...
My ego demands it.