Metapost: who watches the Webcomic Overlook?

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So where y’all from?  Wordpress has included a map on their stats page for a year now, showing which visitors hail from which countries, and I thought it would be fun to share.  The Webcomic Overlook, sadly, has very little presence in Central Africa or China.  Come, readers from Somalia: abandon your sandy, windswept beaches and take in the pleasures of webcomics once in a while.

The fact that many of you readers hail from North America should be no surprise to anyone.  This is an English language site, after all, and it’s likely to attract English speaking audiences.  The United States is far and away the one attracting most visitors to this site, with Canada, the UK, and Australia following after.

Here’s the page visits after one year:

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In any case, a big thank you to all the readers who follow this site!  (And Schönen Dank to Gerrman visitors!) Keep on visiting, and I’ll do my best to give you a reason to keep coming back.


About El Santo

Somehow ended up reading and reviewing almost 300 different webcomics. Life is funny, huh? Despite owning two masks, is not actually a luchador.

Posted on February 16, 2013, in metapost. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Interesting, Canada has the highest per capita readership. Guess we know a good thing. 🙂

    Rod Salm
    Death At You Door a webcomic about Death and Life and the room mates in between.

    • Sweet. 🙂 I was a little concerned that my Canadian readership had dropped off, since Alexa had reported the site being a leader in the Great White North. The “per capita” explanation, though, really makes sense.

  2. All of your viewership from Japan are most likely me. Keep up with the entertaining reviews!

  3. I can shed some light on the Germany one. I visit daily sometimes multiple times a day, plus there’s a good chance that a good deal of the other visits are actually US army personal stationed in Germany, after all you guys are still occupying us.

    • I figured that was part of it. Also, when I went to Germany some time ago, plenty of the people I met had an excellent grasp of the English language. (Well, except the currywurst vendors. I had to do a weird little dance to try to explain my order over there.) So I’m guessing that the typical German reader doesn’t mind browsing the occasional English language site.

  4. huh, only one reader from Finland? Thats probably me 😀

  5. Ahoy from South Africa! I’ve been spreading your site around in our dusty arse end of the earth. Comics are getting bigger and bigger here, although most folks arent that interested in super hero fare so its still fairly underground.

  6. Bitteschön! Depending on the region our “r” might be throatier than the English one, yet “German” is still spelled with only one “r” (but then again “British” was spelled “Brittish” in the Declaration of Independence).
    Keep up the good reviews!

  7. Hmm, you’ll have to do something about Svalbard. It’s quite a disappointment.

  8. Just for curiosity’s sake, were there many views from Portugal?

    • Hmmmm… my stats show that there were 1,491 page views from Portugal over the past year. Not bad for a site that’s in English, I think. It’s about the 36th in viewership: less than Czech Republic and more than Thailand.

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