A great tool

If you are a blogger, or even just have a website and don’t already keep track of your web visitors, i highly recommend statcounter.com. it is a free stat counter. It offers detailed accounts of your daily visitors. It shows you the IP address, the location, the user’s platform they accessed your blog or site on (e.g. Chrome, iOS), the network they accessed your site on (internet provider, wireless provider), time, what page,  the link they were referred by or if they were a direct link, and so on.

You can use a Geolocation tool to track the location of the IP address to track where your hits are coming from. You can Google IP Geolocation tracker to find the one you prefer. I have several I use. Most often the user’s location comes up as longitude and latitude. You can then enter that into Google maps and it will show you within a certain amount of area the person’s exact address of which they accessed your site. This is great if you want to keep track of you visitors and cater to a certain demographic. For example, if you have a business that has various products and you see that a large majority of your visitors are coming from southern California, you won’t want to put snow boot as your featured product. Cater to where your most hits are coming from.

In my case, the majority of the hits…I wonder how the weather is in New York right now? In Particular, the Long Island, Brooklyn, and Bronx area. I love New York in the winter. At least the city that is. One of my favorite memories is when I went to the city for a bull riding event at MSG and I rode through the park in a carriage with my friends. Mind you it was cold being i am from the south where we run the AC on Christmas and it was January!

So statcounter.com is a great free tool if you want to keep track of your visitors and easy to embed. Just make sure to tell your visitors you are keeping track of them.


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