When I am wearing my marketing hat, I spend a quite a lot of time studying our web traffic to determine our strongest partner links, where hits are coming from and what is being written about us on the Internet. The worldwide reach of the Internet never ceases to amaze me and often I will discover stories written about TabletKiosk in different languages from all areas of the world.
Would you believe that only 57.26% of our web traffic comes from the US? This is followed by 5.7% from Canada, and 5.1% from the UK. The remaining 32.04% of our web traffic comes from 202 other countries. I have heard of most of the countries, but some are entirely new to me. For example, where is Lesotho? Extremetracking informs me that it is in Africa and that in January, we had 2 visitors from there. By searching Wikipedia, I learned that Lesotho has a population of 1.881 million (Lesotoans?).
Have you ever heard of Montserrat? I hadn't either but I now know that it is a small island located 300 miles from Puerto Rico and has a population of 4819.Who knew?
With the wonders of the internet, I can easily track when articles or entries are posted from anywhere in the world. For example, yesterday, we had numerous site visitors from France arriving at the TabletKiosk website by entering the search terms "Sahara Slate PC", "Sahara PC" and "Sahara Tablet" in Google, Yahoo and MSN (mostly Google). Obviously, they heard about the Sahara Slate PC - but the question is where did the mention come from? I checked to see if there were any direct links coming in from France, but all of the leads came from a search engines and not from direct links. Here is a screen capture from my tracking service so that you can see the type of information I received.
So the source of these french inquiries remains a mystery. If anyone can track down the original source point, I'd love to see it. That way I can even brush up on my high school french.