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!