A few days ago you will remember how I created a weblog entry regarding one of the latest releases from Google to help webmasters get some more statistics from the web sites they may have under their control through the usage of Google Analytics and free of charge. Back then I mentioned as well how I was trying to set up an account over there to check, first, how it would work and, secondly, to get some statistics on elsua. That way, I would be able to get to know you a bit more about where you may be coming from, how much time you spend over here and so forth.
So far I have been using Miarroba for which I still have got an account and have got some really useful data that I will be weblogging about every now and then to give you some further stats. And the same would happen with Google Analytics; once I start getting some results about those statistics I will be surely sharing some comments over here as well with a couple of screen shots so that you can get to see who you all are.
But in the mean time and while all that data gathers itself further how about some instant feedback directly available from my weblog template? That would be neat, right ? Well, it looks like there is a way now. Check out ClustrMaps. A new beta offering that allows you to have a web site counter that will graphically tell you where the visitors are coming from and place them as a red dot in a worldwide map. Pretty amazing, eh ?
Indeed, lately, there has been a proliferation of different online tools that would help you get some online awareness for whatever the type of web application you may be using. And ClustrMaps seems to be a pretty decent attempt at that. In fact, I doubt there would be a much easier user interface to get that kind of information directly from whatever the online service and have it added into your web site with such ease of use.
Again the interesting thing about ClustrMaps is the fact that groups of people, whether they are teams or communities, or whatever other group gathering, have now got the opportunity to explore further web presence in a much more powerful way while navigating and visiting web sites. So, for weblogs, for instance, team / community members would have an opportunity to see right away where those hits are coming from and somehow that may also help out define the type of content shared in those weblogs in order to suit the needs from the audience, if they would want to accommodate that, that is.
Certainly an offering worth while considering and adding to your web site if you are planning to get some instant feedback on web presence from those folks who may be coming forward and visit your weblog, for instance. I have now got mine added into my weblog template and it looks like that it will get started providing some data from tomorrow onwards so I will be looking forward to getting some more information about elsua‘s visitors, you folks. I bet you would also be interested as well in getting your own and add it to your weblog. So you may as well go ahead and do it ! And the sooner, the better !