As of the time of writing this post, which is probably going to be a day or two before you read it, I have had 45,282 visitors to my blog since blogger introduced stats in May 2010. I have no idea how many I had in the almost two years before that. I suppose that's not too bad because I can assume that the results were fairly similar so I could have had about 80,000 visitors since I started.
What strikes me when I look at the pageviews by countries view is where my traffic comes from, or more to the point, where my traffic does not come from.
The top 4 countries make perfect sense from a beer perspective but what about the rest of the word? If the data is accurate, and I have no reason to believe otherwise, I have never had a single visitor from the entire continent of Africa! Rather odd when I know there are craft breweries there so there must be craft beer drinkers, and yes I know my blog is in English but a lot of people in these countries speak English to some degree and google translate is always available.
The same goes for South America, although this confuses me because I know at least one reader from Brazil who has commented a few times. Perhaps Google does not show me country stats below a certain level? Actually that makes perfect sense I suppose because if I count up all the views above, they only come to 38,496 so perhaps I do have readers from other countries after all but the real point is why the demographics seem to indicate that either people in South America and Africa do not drink beer, or they don't read beer blogs so I am just wondering if the results sort of tally with other bloggers? Wordpress users probably have a similar feature so don't feel let out.
I'm not going to get in to pageviews by browsers or operating systems as that is just too much tech talk and has little place in a beer blog. One reason I blog about beer is to completely escape the IT world.