This isnâ€™t geographical so itâ€™s not countries Iâ€™m talking about. No, itâ€™s the referring site or place on the web where someone clicked a link that brought them to a post on this blog.
The screenshot shows the referrers list from yesterday. It didnâ€™t really surprise me to note that top of the list of referrers is Twitter, nor that Facebook as a referrer is in the top five as well â€“ these two networks have featured in this top five list for quite some time.
Twitterâ€™s probably easy to understand when you know that every time I publish a post here, the Twitter Notify plugin for Windows Live Writer tweets the title of and link to that post. People see it on Twitter and click the link to have a look.
What did surprise me was seeing so many inbounds from Google Images from two different top-level domains. I tend to write posts that include images of some kind â€“ screenshots and photos I take with my camera that obviously get indexed by Google, as well as Creative Commons-licensed images from Flickr, royalty-free pics, etc.
Useful knowledge to have. Indeed, knowing even a little about which other places on the net are the drivers of most visitors to your blog means you know where you also need to be paying attention.