Who’s stopping by?

WordPress gives some statistics (like google analytics but faster and less creepy) about who’s visiting the site from where. Here’s a map of the last 24 hours or so:

Traffic on 2019-02-17

It’s really interesting to me that France is ahead of the US for visits today, and that Japan is number three. In the last few days, Europe has been ahead of North America, and visits from Asia have been quite close to, or slightly ahead of, North America. (The traffic from France led me to search for articles from France, and sure enough, there have ben a lot of posts in the last few days; see today’s media summary.)

I’m also intrigued by the traffic from South Africa and Brazil. My personal goal for this project is to get real computers in the hands of people who otherwise could never afford it: not for YouTube and entertainment, but rather for productivity apps. You can’t write a paper on a smart phone, or create any other kind of text-heavy content.

After we get a week or so of data, I’ll publish my spreadsheet so people can poke around in the information for themselves.

What do you think? Any surprises here for you? Any ideas on how to stimulate traffic from other areas?

Notable Replies

  1. This is amazing! I’m trying to figure out why France is first, but I’m intrigued. After seeing this, I’ll be updating my plans for a video. I may do it in a series of steps from the basics to installing it with full video drivers on an SSD. I’m actually uploading a few things in the test results thread right now. I want everyone to be able to do this easily and I have plenty of time to work on it now. I’ll try to get a video (or series) up in the next few days. I’m shooting for tonight, but I don’t know if it will happen because I’m exhausted from skiing all day. I’ll keep updates coming. Thank you for this though. It’s incredible how many people are catching on all over the world.

  2. A clean getting started video would be very helpful I think. In my searches, I see that people are starting with the “advanced” installer (WoR), whereas I think it would be better to start with @SuperJMN’s WoA installer. And a clear step-by-step on the settings to change for best performance will also help people.

    Then once people go through the simple case, they’ll have a baseline for comparison when they switch to the advanced case.

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