Saturday, August 16, 2008

Funny how time slips away

Exactly one year ago, on August 16, 2007, I started the Elvis Today blog. As I've written earlier, the idea was, and still is, to share my Elvis-related experiences and express my opinions about all things Elvis, such as new releases from the FTD label.

First and foremost I do this because I think it's fun to put my thoughts in writing. But I have to admit, a big bonus is knowing that what I write is read by Elvis fans such as myself.

And, as Elvis Today has been up and running for a year now, I thought it would be interesting to know just how many readers I have and where they come from. Therefore, I accessed a program called Google Analytics that lets you know how much "traffic" there is to a certain site on the Internet, such as a blog.

This is what I found out:

  • So far Elvis Today have had 7 001 visits from 71 countries.

  • Most of the visits come from Sweden, the United States and the United Kingdom, but many also from Canada, the Netherlands and Germany.

  • Maybe a bit more surprisingly are visits from China, Oman, Iran and Iraq.

  • 20 per cent of the visitors access Elvis Today directly, while 27 per cent reach it from referring sites and 53 percent through a search engine such as Google.

To sum it up, I'm happy that Elvis Today is read by fans all over the world. When I started the blog I wasn't sure if I was going to write in Swedish or English. Man, am I glad that I chose the later!


Troy Y. said...

Congratulations on a fantastic (and successful) blog. Elvis Today remains one of my favorites, I check for new posts here regularly.

I'm glad you chose English, too. Otherwise, I'd have to learn Swedish!

Mike Edwards said...

Your blog rocks. I am glad to be able to read it. I check it out as often as I can. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...


I have one question! you see, my moms is such a big fan of elvis and she has almost all of his cd's ... but now she wants Hang Loose - released in 1991 ... I can't find it anywere ... I was hoping I would catch it on elvis's blogs ... but I just can't find blogs about him with Cd's of him that can be downloaded from ...(I'm from Slovenia, so I aplogise for any grammar mistakes)

So can you tell me, where can I get this CD ... thank you ...

By the way ... cool blog, i have to show it to my moms I think she would love it!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! If I didn't know better, I'd guess English was your native language!

Thomas said...

Thanks for the kind words, guys! I'm happy you like Elvis Today.

Ziga, unfortunately I don't know where to find the bootleg CD Hang Loose. Maybe you could try eBay.

Anonymous said...

Add Spain to your visitor´s list. Congratulations