Last Updated: December 12, 2019
WordPress, my blog host, introduced information on the country of origin of visitors to LondonJazzCollector site – calculated by page views. Around 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 record pages are those for the Blue Note Label, 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!
Total page views have passed the four million mark in the eight years since LJC started in August 2011. Not bad considering I am assured this vinyl thing is just a passing fad, and no one is interested in modern jazz nowadays.
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. (Or perhaps its those guys in the embassies whiling away their time online)
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.
Bottom of the pile are Somalia, Yemen and The Congo, with only two views per country ever. Some way to go then, for John Lennon’s vision “Imagine all the people…” In the usual manner of One-World Utopianists, perhaps he was thinking of “all the people (like us)”
UPDATE December 2019–
Eight years and still going strong, page views over four million to date, must be doing something right!