Who reads LawPundit? We know from statistics produced by web traffic analyzing programs that LawPundit reaches a worldwide audience, e.g. in the last two weeks, there have been visitors from over 50 countries.
Although we can of course not identify individual readers, it is possible to obtain analytical statistics concerning geographic distribution. To view how that is possible in principle, click on IP-Locator. To see how this is applied statistically click on the SiteMeter button at the bottom of this page and then click at the SiteMeter page on Recent Visitors "by location".
Google has now introduced a new and similar traffic analyzing feature called Google Analytics which is proving to be so popular among webmasters and website owners that we received the following recent e-mail from the people at Google:
"[D]ue to extremely high demand, we've temporarily limited the number of new signups as we increase capacity. This allows us to focus on our primary objective--to provide a great user experience for our existing users."
We began to receive web traffic reports from our newly installed Google Analytics on November 17. The information that Google provides is not really new as such, since programs such as SiteMeter and other competitors have long provided similar services.
Below one can see the Google Analytics Executive Overview for LawPundit from November 17 to November 23:
The above report indicates that we had 506 visits and 900 page views that particular week. 50% of the LawPundit visitors come via Google and the other 50% via other means (direct access, other search engines, RSS). In any given week, about 25% of the visitors are return visitors, i.e. regular readers.
What is most interesting in Google Analytics is the "Geo Map Overlay" which contains clickable buttons on a world map showing the parts of the world from which the visitors have come. SiteMeter.com has a similar feature.
Here are two resizes of the Google Analytics map overlay:
Using Google Analytics and the somewhat more detailed information available to us at SiteMeter.com we can view the geographic locations of LawPundit visitors for the last two weeks, without of course being able to identify any individuals (in fact, single locations often mark multiple visitors, e.g. New York City):
Buenos Aires, Pilar (see also AltoPilar)
Aspley (Brisbane), Queensland, Auburn, Victoria, Brisbane, Concord, New South Wales (Sydney), Deception Bay, (Queensland, Brisbane), Duntroon, Homebush, Hunters Hill (Sydney), Jordanville (Victoria, Melbourne, Modella, Oxley, Queensland, Wyampa, Queensland (Brisbane)
Eisenstadt, Hietzing (Vienna), Raaba (Graz), Steiermark, Vienna Weissensee
BangladeshDhaka (formerly Dacca)
Borsbeek (Antwerp), Brussels, Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Kapellen Schaarbeek (Brussels), Waasmunster, Oost-Vlaanderen, Zwijndrecht (Antwerp)
Vila Velha, Espirito Santo
Beverly, Alberta (Edmonton), Brandon, Manitoba, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Chomedey, Quebec, Edmonton, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Kanata (Ottowa, see also Ottowa), Ontario, Laval (Montreal), Quebec, Long Branch, Ontario (Toronto), Mission, British Columbia, Mississauga, Ontario (Toronto), Okotoks, Alberta, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Toronto, Vancouver, British Columbia
China - The Chinese government just started (Nov. 22, 2005) an English beta version of their official website. This is interesting since US President Bush was in China for a three-day visit from the 19th to exactly that 22nd of November, having previously visited Japan and the Republic of Korea.
Beiqiao (Shanghai), Fui Yiu (Hong Kong, see also Hong Kong), Fuzhou, Ho Man Tin, Jinan, Suzhou, Tianjin
Plzen (= Pilsen), Prague
Jyvskyl, (Jyväskylän yliopisto) Western Finland, Oulu
Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris), Ile-de-France, Chelles (Paris), Issy-les-Moulineaux, Ile-de-France, Maillane (Provence), Marseilles, (Marseille), Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Mourrepiane (Sainte-Marthe), Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Paris, Ile-de-France, Rangueuil, Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees
Achterdeich (Hamburg), Aue, Bekond, Rheinland-Pfalz, Frankfurt Am Main, Hessen, Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Göttingen, Niedersachsen, Greimerath (Trier), Rheinland-Pfalz, Grosselfingen (Zollernalbkreis), Baden-Wurttemberg, Hamburg, Hasselborn (Wetzlar), Hessen, Heidbunge (Kropp), Schleswig-Holstein, Hinzert-Pölert (Hermeskeil), Hofweiler (Welschbillig), Rheinland-Pfalz, Hunolstein, Rheinland-Pfalz, Isny Im Allgäu, Baden-Wurttemberg, Kehl, Baden-Wurttemberg, Kernscheid (Trier), Rheinland-Pfalz, Klausen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Königstein im Taunus (The LawPundit was born here. Königstein is the location of the Villa-Rothschild, original home of the famous banking Rothschild family, where the origin of the Rothschild fortune began. The villa is now being restored and will be open to the public in September, 2006.), Korntal-Münchingen (Stuttgart), Lüttstede, Niedersachsen, Mühlheim, Hessen, Munich (München), Bayern (Bavaria), Naurath, Trier-Saarburg, Nußloch, Baden-Wurttemberg, Ober-Abtsteinach, Hessen, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Pfullingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Radelstetten (Ulm), Baden-Wurttemberg, Singlis (Borken), Hessen, Stöttham (Chieming), Sulzbach, Taunus (Frankfurt), Verl, Verler Land, Teutoburger Wald (Westfalen), Tönisheide (Velbert), Traben-Trarbach, Rheinland-Pfalz (The LawPundit lives in Traben-Trarbach and did much of the English language translation of the town's website), Vogelsang (Cologne, Köln-Ehrenfeld), Nordrhein-Westfalen, Wahlholz (Wittlich), Rheinland-Pfalz, Wambach, Werdau, Sachsen, Wintrich, Wittlich, Rheinland-Pfalz, Wurmfeld (Bondorf), Baden-Wurttemberg
Badacsonytomaj, Veszprem, Szeged
Bangalore, Bombay (Mumbai) - The official name change from Bombay to Mumbai is disputed (see BBC, Bombay or Mumbai, Mumbai/Bombay, Delhi
Ballymun (Dublin), Dublin, Waterford
Milan, Rome, Torino (Turin), Trieste
Nagoya, Aichi, Negishi (Tokyo), Tokyo, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Seoul - The LawPundit has edited and co-edited several books with Korean professors including: Prof. Kie-Taek Kim and Andis Kaulins, ed., The Foreign Policies and Foreign Trade of the German Democratic Republic and the Korean Democratic People's Republic. Kiel, West Germany: German Korea-Studies Group, 1979. The book was published by my good friend Prof. Dr. Youn-Soo Kim, who passed away some years ago, but about whom was recently written:
"In the 1980s the greatest activity in the study of the past and present of the Koryo saram was to be found amongst Western and American-Korean scholars. Kim Youn-Soo, a professor at Kiel University (Germany) and Daegu University (Korea), has published a book compiling his impressions, notes from his travels in the Soviet Union, a historiographical review of Korean ethnology in the former USSR and essays on the history and the culture of the soviet Koreans. His only book about soviet Koreans can only be tentatively included among the annals of scientific research, so it has languished out of the view of domestic and foreign Korean studies. Yet merit for publishing the three anthologies of lyric poetry and short novels including this book must undoubtedly go to Kim Youn-Soo."
(see also Latvian Institute)
Babite, Daugavpils, Liepaja, Riga (please note that the Wikipedia article on Riga was written to a large extent by the Law Pundit), Tukums see also Tukums, near Lejasciems, ancestral home of the Kaulins family
Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis
Kampong Pantai (Kuala Lumpur), Pantai Valley, Wilayah Persekutuan
Alphen Aan Den Rijn, Zuid-Holland, Amsterdam, Amersfoort, Berenbroek, Herrhugowaard, Opmeer, Noord-Holland, Roermond, Zwijndrecht, Zuid-Holland
New ZealandHamilton, Wellington
Hellestveit, Høybråten (Oslo)
Cagayan de Oro
Kasilawan (Makati City), Manila
Katowice, Kobiór (Kobier), Warsaw (Warszawa)
Caramao (Lisbon), Lisboa (Lisbon)
Bucharest (Bucuresti), Iasi
Moscow, St. Petersburg
Serbia and Montenegro
Singapore, Windsor Park Estate
Cape Town, Johannesburg
Coruña, Galicia, Madrid
Embrach, Romainmôtier, Steinhausen, Zürich
Alexandria, Scotland, Astwick, Bedford, Bexley, Blackpool, Blackpool, Bracknell Forest, Burnley, Blackburn with Darwen, Camberwell (London), Chessington, Bromley (London), Chiswick (London), Dundee (Scotland), Edinburgh (Scotland), Elvanfoot, South Lanarkshire (Scotland), Gloucester, Guildford, Harrow (London), Lancaster, Lingley Mere (Great Sankey), Warrington, Lambeth (London), Lancaster, Leeds, London (England), Kennington (Oxford), Kempston (Bedford), Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newport (Wales), Oldham, Salford (Manchester), Shawford (Winchester), Shepherds Bush, Newham (London), Slough (London)
St. Mary Hoo, Stourbridge, Dudley, Warrington, West Hallam
(map the location of places in the USA at MSN Virtual Earth)
Abington, Alameda, California, Albany, New York, Alfred, New York, Alpharetta, Georgia, Americus, Georgia, Anchorage, Alaska, Andover, Mass, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Arlington, Virginia, Ashland, Ohio, Athens, Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, Austin, Texas, Bala-Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, Ballston Lake, New York, Baltimore, Maryland, Bardolph, Illinois, Bend, Oregon, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Bel Air, Maryland, Bernardsville, New Jersey, Bethany, Oklahoma, Boston, Massachusetts, Bradenton, Florida, Brandon, Florida, Brentwood, California, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Brookhaven, Pennsylvania Brooklyn, New York, Broomfield, Colorado, Bronx, New York, Brooklyn, New York, Buckner, Kentucky, Cabin John, Maryland, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Harvard), Cape Canaveral, Florida, Carrollton (Dallas), Texas, Cary, North Carolina, Casselberry, Florida, Champaign, Illinois, Chandler, Arizona, Charlotte, North Carolina, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, Chico, California, Chicago, Illinois, Clarksville, Maryland, Cleveland, Ohio, Clifton, New Jersey, Clinton, New York, Colchester, Connecticut, College Station, Texas, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Columbia, South Carolina, Columbus, Ohio, Corvalis, Oregon, Costa Mesa, California, Crestwood, Illinois (Chicago), Danbury, Connecticut, Darby, Pennsylvania, Denton, Texas, Denver, Colorado, Derwood, Maryland, Dumont, New Jersey, Durham, North Carolina, East Elmhurst, Queens, New York East Hartford, Connecticut, East Lansing, Michigan, East Orange, New Jersey, Elon, North Carolina, Endwell (Finger Lakes, Binghamton), New York, Ephrata, Pennsylvania, Eugene, Oregon, Fairbanks, Alaska, Flint, Michigan, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Fort Myers, Florida, Framingham, Massachusetts, Franklin, Tennessee, Fremont, California, Gainesville, Florida, Gaylord, Michigan, Georgetown, Texas, Glendale, California, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Goleta, California, Granada Hills, California, Great Falls, Virginia (Washington D.C.), Haverford, Pennsylvania, Haworth, New Jersey, Hialeah, Florida, Hickory, North Carolina, Hillside, Illinois (Chicago), Hillsdale, New Jersey, Hood, California (Sacramento), Honolulu, Hawaii, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Hoquiam, Washington, Houston, Texas, Huntington Station (Long Island), New York, Indianapolis, Indiana, Indian Wells, California, Irvine, California, Irving, Texas, Ithaca, New York, Jackson, Mississippi, Jacksonville, Florida, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kansas City, Missouri, Kearney, Nebraska, Kent, Ohio, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lafayette, New Jersey, Lansing, Michigan, Las Vegas, Nevada, Latham, New York, Lewis Center, Ohio, Libertyville, Illinois, Lincoln, Nebraska, Little Rock, Arkansas, London, Michigan (Ann Arbor), Long Beach, California, Los Angeles, California, Louisville, Kentucky, Madison, Wisconsin, Maitland, Florida, Malden, Massachusetts, Manakin Sabot, Virginia, Massillon, Ohio, M C B H Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Medford, Oregon, Melbourne, Florida, Menlo Park, California, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Memphis, Tennessee, Metairie, Louisiana (New Orleans), Midlothian, Virginia (Richmond), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Moore, Oklahoma, Mountain View, California, Mount Juliet (Nashville), Tennessee, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Narragansett, Rhode Island, New Haven, Connecticut (Yale), Newfield, New York, New London, Connecticut, Newport, Rhode Island, New Providence, Pennsylvania, Newton, Massachusetts (Boston), New York City, New York, Norcross, Georgia, Norman, Oklahoma, North Adams (Berkshires), Massachusetts, North Andover, Massachusetts, North Brunswick, New Jersey, North Fairfield, Ohio, Northville, Michigan, Oakland, California, Oak Park, Illinois (Chicago), Odessa, Texas, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Orlando, Florida, Palm Desert, California, Palo Alto, California, Panama City, Florida, Paragon, Indiana, Peoria, Illinois, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pine Island, Minnesota (Rochester), Phoenix, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Plano, Texas, Pomona, California, Pompano Beach, Florida, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, Port Allen, Louisiana, Port Creek (South Rockwood), Michigan, Portland, Oregon, Port Salerno, Florida, Quincy, Massachusetts, Raleigh, North Carolina, Rancocas, New Jersey, Redlands, California, Redmond, Washington, Redwood City, California, Redwood Estates, California, Reno, Nevada, Rensselaer, Indiana, Renton, Washington, Richardson (Dallas), Texas, Riverside, California, Rochester, New York, Rocky Face, Georgia (Dalton), Roselle Park, New Jersey, Roseville, California, Royal Oak, Michigan, Saint Helens, Oregon, Saint Louis, Missouri, Saint Michael, Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, San Francisco, California, San Diego, California, San Jose, California, San Lorenzo, California, San Marcos, Texas, San Ysidro, California, Santa Clara, California, Schaumburg, Illinois (Chicago), Scottsdale, Arizona, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Seattle, Washington, Seward, Nebraska, Silver City, New Mexico, Silver Spring, Maryland (Bethesda), Snohomish, Washington, Springfield, Missouri, Spring Lake, Michigan, Stanford, California, Staten Island, New York, Stoney Creek (Hamilton), Ontario, Stuart, Florida, Summerville, South Carolina, Sunnyvale, California, Tallahassee, Florida, Taylor, Pennsylvania The Colony, Texas, Torrance, California, Tucson, Arizona, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tustin, California (Orange County), Ucon, Idaho (Idaho Falls), Universal City, Texas (San Antonio), Virginia Beach, Virginia, Valley Stream, New York, Valparaiso, Indiana, Virginia City, Nevada, Walla Walla, Washington, Walnut Creek, California, Washington D.C., Washoe Valley, Nevada, Westbury, New York, West Islip, New York, Westwood, Massachusetts, Willingboro, New Jersey, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Winthrop, Maine, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
US Virgin Islands (Caribbean)
Christiansted, St. Croix
Puerto Rico [U.S.]
Xuân Canh (Hanoi)