This Site: where in the world the clicks are coming from (updated)

Saturday, January 30 Update:   It’s been 1 week since I put the map above on the front page of 0this site.  See explanation below.  I’m also posting (about 10:45 a.m. U.S. Central Time) 2 low-resolution photos from this site’s “Dashboard”, to which I have access.  It shows “hits” activity on LetsJapan.Wordpress in Days, Weeks, and Months.  Note:  my clicks/hits to this site are not counted in any of the totals (that’s how these WordPress blogs are set up).  The 2 Dashboard photos were taken about 10:20 a.m.

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Note:  “Weeks” are measured from Mon-Sun.  Therefore, on this Saturday morning, there’s a day and a half remaining before this “week” is done and the tally is complete.


As you can see, since starting-up this site at the end of May ’09, viewership has grown at a pretty good linear clip.  It’s certainly doesn’t compete with the big, 10,000 hits-per-day blogs, but isn’t too shabby, either.

The map above is from “” and if you have a website/blog you can pick up one of these maps here.  It only shows the (nearby) cities from where people have clicked onto this LetsJapan.Wordpress  homepage, not other pages or posts here.  So if someone uses a google search to find the photo gallery “Architecture” or the story “A Night in Kyoto” or the front page post “Regain, Chibi Maruko-chan and Simpler Times” and clicks directly to those pages, that won’t show up on this map.  I posted this map late yesterday afternoon, U.S. Central Time.  That’s when it began its work.  Indeed, I can see that it’s picking up only about  1/3  of the total clicks to this site (again, other clicks not coming to this homepage).  So it has its limitations.

I can access a “dashboard” that tells me which pages have been clicked and how many times, you see.  But until now, I had no idea where people were coming from to check out this site, not unless someone wrote a comment or sent me an email about a photo they appreciated or something they read here that they liked.

UPDATE: Bioko.  About 24 hours ago a little blue dot appeared off the West Coast of Africa.  I couldn’t figure out what island or group of islands this came from.  I had to look it up.  It appears that LetsJapan.Wordpress.Com has been visited by someone on the island of Bioko, part of Equatorial Guinea.

    • letsjapan
    • January 23rd, 2010

    From LetsJapan.Wordpress.Com . . .

    Well, I’m experimenting with this map thing. I thought it was going to, and meant it to simply, line up on the right hand side of this Home Page.

    This map shows where in the world (from which cities/areas) people are clicking onto LetsJapan.Wordpress, but gives no info about actual computers or users or anything like that. I just wanted to get an idea of where people are coming from who are visiting this site.

    I may take it down after a couple of days. Or leave it up. We’ll see.

    Kind regards and “LetsJapan.Wordpressを楽しんでください!”


    • Karl
    • January 23rd, 2010

    There I am!

      • letsjapan
      • January 23rd, 2010

      Excellent, Karl. Thank you.

      Texas has just checked-in, too. I sent an email to several friends — you know who you are — including a friend in Nicaragua. I could’ve sworn I saw a little blue dot flashing there in the heart of Central America, but now it’s gone.

      I’m still trying to get a feel for how this works. I’m not sure if the little dots only stay up for 15 minutes or an hour, then blink off, or if I can change settings to keep track of total clicks for a 24-48 (or more) hour period.


        • letsjapan
        • January 23rd, 2010

        Managua’s (or it’s outskirts, right, Doc?) back with us.

    • letsjapan
    • January 23rd, 2010

    A Hiroshima friend’s up early this morning.

    ブッレンドンさん、おはよございます。 If I botched your katakana, please give me points for getting pretty close.


  1. 阿蘭陀 (オランダ) Checking in 😉

      • letsjapan
      • January 23rd, 2010

      Glad you stopped by. Yours is a very interesting Japanblog, by the way. The link, for anyone interested:

      A little Japan in Utrecht . . .

      There, it happened again: the little blue dot from The Netherlands went off, like Dr. N’s in Nicaragua did (but it came back on). They may still be working out the bugs for this map.


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