Most of the readers here will probably not have noticed one of this site’s sister blogs – My Favourite Shop or “Bona shops” as is used in it’s URL. The blog was started in October 2007 at the suggestion of reader “Judith” so that other readers can tell us what their favourite local independent shop is and why. It didn’t really take off, there are only 22 posts, and it does not get a great deal of web traffic so I haven’t bothered to look at the statistics for quite some time – until now.
One might expect with a locally focussed blog that most of the traffic will be from local sources. This is borne out with the stats for this, the main site, being ~85% UK based. I do know that we have ex-pat Barkingsiders who still pop in from time to time from all over the UK and abroad.
So, I was quite astonished to find that the virtual footfall for ‘My Favourite Shop’ has a truly global flavour. Here is a chart of the top ten sources of traffic by Country for the past year ….
Make of that what you will.