put out the news, and Glenn Letham at GISuser also picked it up, and via these two blogs the news also showed up on Planet Geospatial. So quite a few hits came from those sources, but still by far the majority came with no referring link, so presumably the link to the blog was passed on via email, and this was the primary way that the news spread around. The total up to this point (after the blog has been up for one day "private" and one day "public") is as follows:
- No referring link - 346 page impressions
- Linked from All Points Blog - 82 page impressions
- Linked from GISuser - 36 page impressions
- Linked from Planet Geospatial - 16 page impressions
This may only be of interest to me, but the other sport today was seeing whether the blog would get more hits from ESRI or Intergraph. The results were:
- ESRI - 57
- Intergraph - 46
- General Electric (home of Smallworld) - 31
I guess this makes sense since it wasn't new news to Intergraph people - or perhaps they were all just busy doing productive work unlike those ESRI guys who obviously sit around surfing the web all day ;) !!
One issue with the Statcounter maps, which is a pet peeve of mine with various online mapping sites, including Google MyMaps and Yahoo Maps, is that when you need to display a lot of markers, the map display is split into multiple "pages" with a different set of markers on each (split arbitrarily between pages). Even if you zoom into a small area, you have to flip though multiple pages to see all relevant markers for that area. It really shouldn't be that difficult to set things up in such a way that as you zoom in, and reduce the number of markers which need to be displayed, you do away with the multiple "pages" - this would be much more useful. A simple generic solution to this issue would be a good thing!!
And finally, in total my new blog got hits from 22 countries and 33 states in its first 14 hours of public existence, which is not bad for its first day ... I'm sure the novelty of these tracking statistics will have worn off by tomorrow and I won't go on about this sort of stuff any more (though I would quite like to produce a time sequenced KML file showing the spread of news ... will put than on my list of educational projects to play with).