ClustrMaps and feedjit.com continue to be my two favorite tools for tracking website visitors. Feedjit provides real-time visitor tracking showing not only the countries associated with web visitors’ IP addresses, but also the web browser, computer operating system, and search site the visitor used (if any) to link to your website. If a search query was used, that is also shown.

FEEDJIT Live - for speedofcreativity.org

ClustrMaps shows a graphical geographic distribution of website visitors, which (since I pay for a “plus” account) is clickable to enlarge each continent individually. ClustrMaps (which I’ve snapped to Flickr fairly often in the past few years) never cease to amaze and humble me.

ClustrMaps adds current country totals

Tonight I noticed ClustrMaps has added a new feature: textual lists of “Current Country Totals” for a particular website. This is a different presentation of geographic web visitor data from that previously presented by either Feedjit or ClustrMaps.

United States (US) 10,704
Canada (CA) 765
United Kingdom (GB) 661
Australia (AU) 366
India (IN) 161
Germany (DE) 128
New Zealand (NZ) 104
Philippines (PH) 98
Netherlands (NL) 92
Singapore (SG) 83
China (CN) 69
France (FR) 69
Italy (IT) 67
Spain (ES) 64
Brazil (BR) 58
Thailand (TH) 57
Norway (NO) 53
Malaysia (MY) 51
Sweden (SE) 50
Mexico (MX) 50
Turkey (TR) 48
Ireland (IE) 42
Poland (PL) 41
Indonesia (ID) 40
Korea, Republic of (KR) 37
Denmark (DK) 34
Hong Kong (HK) 34
Belgium (BE) 34
Japan (JP) 32
Switzerland (CH) 32
Greece (GR) 31
Romania (RO) 30
United Arab Emirates (AE) 30
Taiwan (TW) 28
Pakistan (PK) 28
South Africa (ZA) 25
Portugal (PT) 25
Israel (IL) 21
Russian Federation (RU) 20
Czech Republic (CZ) 20
Saudi Arabia (SA) 20
Finland (FI) 20
Egypt (EG) 18
Europe (EU) 17
Bulgaria (BG) 17
Colombia (CO) 16
Austria (AT) 16
Hungary (HU) 14
Argentina (AR) 13
Slovakia (SK) 13
Vietnam (VN) 13
Iran, Islamic Republic of (IR) 13
Puerto Rico (PR) 12
Slovenia (SI) 11
Trinidad and Tobago (TT) 11
Qatar (QA) 10
Venezuela (VE) 10
Jamaica (JM) 10
Chile (CL) 9
Ecuador (EC) 9
Morocco (MA) 9
Lithuania (LT) 8
Serbia (RS) 7
Cyprus (CY) 7
Peru (PE) 6
Kuwait (KW) 6
Bahrain (BH) 6
Oman (OM) 6
Latvia (LV) 6
Croatia (HR) 6
Kenya (KE) 5
Costa Rica (CR) 5
Estonia (EE) 5
Ukraine (UA) 4
Sudan (SD) 4
Bangladesh (BD) 4
Iceland (IS) 4
El Salvador (SV) 3
Panama (PA) 3
Guam (GU) 3
Azerbaijan (AZ) 3
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA) 3
Honduras (HN) 3
Virgin Islands, U.S. (VI) 3
Nigeria (NG) 3
Brunei Darussalam (BN) 3
Belarus (BY) 3
Barbados (BB) 3
Uruguay (UY) 2
Tanzania, United Republic of (TZ) 2
Swaziland (SZ) 2
Sri Lanka (LK) 2
Moldova, Republic of (MD) 2
Macedonia (MK) 2
Syrian Arab Republic (SY) 2
Dominica (DM) 2
Palestinian Territory (PS) 2
Tunisia (TN) 2
Lebanon (LB) 2
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VC) 2
Georgia (GE) 2
Jordan (JO) 1
Zimbabwe (ZW) 1
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (LY) 1
Macau (MO) 1
Namibia (NA) 1
Dominican Republic (DO) 1
Faroe Islands (FO) 1
Turks and Caicos Islands (TC) 1
Cuba (CU) 1
Cayman Islands (KY) 1
Haiti (HT) 1
Antigua and Barbuda (AG) 1
Rwanda (RW) 1
Algeria (DZ) 1
Guyana (GY) 1
Turkmenistan (TM) 1
Senegal (SN) 1
Ethiopia (ET) 1
Guatemala (GT) 1
Malta (MT) 1
Grenada (GD) 1
Luxembourg (LU) 1
Afghanistan (AF) 1
Asia/Pacific Region (AP) 1
Suriname (SR) 1
Monaco (MC) 1

This data pastes nicely and directly into Excel, which can readily generate a pie chart like the following:

ClustrMap visitors for speedofcreativity.org

Again, this represents a visually different way of viewing visitor data which can be more insightful and meaningful than simply viewing tabular data. Data visualization is VERY important in lots of contexts. Visual literacy is important to understand, and I think we need to spend more time helping and encouraging students to cultivate their own skills of expression and communication with visual media.

If you are not already, consider using ClustrMaps and Feedjit on your classroom website, wiki, or blog page to track visitors. Periodically challenge students to visually represent and explain the data included in these sites in a variety of ways. Using these sites can not only potentially foster greater interest and excitement in web publishing, it can also provide good teachable moments for geography, graphing, and data visualization strategies important for 21st century learners to understand both as content consumers as well as media creators.

Technorati Tags:
, , , , , ,

If you enjoyed this post and found it useful, consider subscribing to Wes' free, weekly newsletter. Generally Wes shares a new edition on Monday mornings, and it includes a TIP, a TOOL, a TEXT (article to read) and a TUTORIAL video. You can also check out past editions of Wes' newsletter online free!


Did you know Wes has published several eBooks and "eBook singles?" 1 of them is available free! Check them out! Also visit Wes' subscription-based tutorial VIDEO library supporting technology integrating teachers worldwide!

MORE WAYS TO LEARN WITH WES: Do you use a smartphone or tablet? Subscribe to Wes' free magazine "iReading" on Flipboard! Follow Dr. Wesley Fryer on Twitter (@wfryer), Facebook and Google+. Also "like" Wes' Facebook page for "Speed of Creativity Learning". Don't miss Wesley's latest technology integration project, "Show With Media: What Do You Want to CREATE Today?"

On this day..

Share →

2 Responses to Website visitor tracking with Feedjit and ClustrMaps

  1. Thanks (again) Wesley, for the great comments and ideas about using ClustrMaps.
    You even beat us to the announcement… we have not yet rolled out the ‘country totals features’ across all of our servers (so not everyone will have it yet, and when it appears the full totals may not yet be finished until the subsequent map update). Stay tuned for a full announcement in the next few days!

    All the best…

    -CJ on behalf of the ClustrMaps Team

  2. Can you suggest any other traffic stats tracker just like Feedjit as it shows the search term in google.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Made with Love in Oklahoma City