WordPress, my blog host, this year introduced information on the country of origin of visitors to LondonJazzCollector site – calculated by page views (“hits”). More than half of visitors here arrive from search engine queries, some of them searches like “Zoot Trubshaw Quintet Five Go Mad in Harlem download“. Naughty, naughty.
The most frequently visited pages are those for the Blue NoteLabel, which like to think are unique on the web, and certain artists – Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane always figure prominently, then its a thousand different things. Great!
For the last six months February to August 2012, the LJC visitor profile looked like this:
As you might expect, the largest source of visitors is from the US, Northern Europe and Japan. Less expected is the number of visitors from outside the Anglophone world, a timely reminder that music a universal language. Hi, and welcome, Jazz Spoken Here.
What is missing are countries without easy access to the Internet (or whose servers refuse identification) or those more “culturally isolated” – the Arab world, Sub-Saharan Africa, much of South and Central America, China and of course Greenland, The Arctic Circle and the North Pole. Some way to go then, for John Lennon’s vision “Imagine all the people…”
LJC, August 2012