A warning to all Web2.0 users: Be careful about what you label as 'tacky'. On a previous post with typical blogger 'toungue in cheek' style I made an 'off the cuff' remark about ClustrMaps. At the same time I wrote in amazement at what a great way to gather statistics.
Clustrmaps responded with:
"....on the grounds that (1) you're in the educational world and would probably prefer zero advertising, and (2) this may help reduce our 'tackiness' score, we'll give you a free upgrade to ClustrMaps+ status, which means no more advertising and (starting in a few days) better maps zoomed in to the various continents.
Hope that works out OK (readers: no insulting us just to get free ClustrMaps+ upgrades!)"
Today, to my surprise, I find I have been made one of three ClustrMaps Users of the Month for September 2006. What fun! Thanks ClustrMaps!
Update on statistics to this blog: I have had 296 visits since September 25! and 22 visits in the past 24 hours. This made entertaining breakfast talk in our house today. "Pass the CornFlakes please, by the way I have 3 clusters in Australia now", "More juice thanks, did I tell you I have two cluster in Africa?" "What is the island off the coast of China...oh Japan!, well I have a cluster there as well!"
[There was a working copy of the ClustrMap pasted here but Admin at Clustrmaps have just advised me that this will effectively double the number of hits to my site...ooops, sorry about that]
Also, you may have noticed on this blog I have linked to GeoVisitors. This facility shows the location of visitors in the past 24 hours. Not sure how and if if this corelates accurately with ClustrMaps or not but it is another fun way to identify activity to this blog.
I look forward to hearing from you this week!
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