Tuesday, January 21, 2014

PageViews By Country

Can someone explain why the Ukraine is ahead of Canada for who is reading my blog?

United States
7491
Ukraine
656
Germany
169
Canada
162
Russia
154
United Kingdom
127
Moldova
71
Australia
67
China
48
Thailand
39

12 comments:

rogue14 said...

I'd be more worried about the 48 ChiCom agents monitoring you...

Doug said...

I'm going to say that the accesses from slightly unusual locations are spam bots hitting the site looking to post spam comments. I see the same sort of thing with my own blog and with registrations on a forum I administer.

The less developed eastern European countries, China, and Viet Nam are hotbeds of spammers and scammers now.

John Cunningham said...

Moldova ahead of Australia seems odd, as well.

Vader said...

It's all the spammers who are casing your blog.

I'm completely serious.

T macWeave said...

It maybe the neighborhood they are in.

juse1101 said...

It's because we're all too busy hitching our dogs to sleds in our igloo garages, eh?

-A Sarcastic Canuck

Ps. Just discovered your blog. Add a tally to "Canada" because I'll be back regularly. :-)

Matt said...

Spammers?

Minicapt said...

They only count me as 'one'.

Cheers

Clayton said...

juse1101: If the weather had been better in Saskatchewan a century ago, I would be talking funny and stuffing "eh?" in places it doesn't belong, too! My paternal grandparents were going to get rich growing wheat, and in those days, you had to apply for landed immigrant status to buy land in Canada.

And I have relatives who live in B.C. Not in an igloo!

Clayton said...

Doug: I thought about that, but had not considered the Ukraine a spammer hotbed. But it makes sense, really. Besides, I like the fantasy of having worldwide impact.

Mauser said...

Russian hackers looking to turn your site into a Bot.

I have a site and I log hundreds of 404 errors every month with attempts to load login script pages that don't exist on my site. And that's with a Host that shuts them down after three such hits.

Vader said...

The Ukraine is one of the biggest sources of comment spam at the sites I administer.

Mainland China is pretty bad, too, as is Russia. The Netherlands is rather bad for porn spam.