DON’T worry, Big Brother isn’t watching you, but I have installed Google Analytics onto this site, in order to give me an idea about where everyone’s coming from, and how many of you there are. I must admit that I like the current site stats system on AROnline, which tells us directly how many people are connecting to the site and how they’re using it, but with Google, it’s good to get things represented a little more graphically.
One of the dashboard toys I like is the Map Overview, which shows clearly where everyone’s coming from (right down to a breakdown of cities, towns and villages) – and as you can see in the last week’s usage map (above), they’re coming from everywhere. Predictably, it’s the UK where most of the visitors hail from, and the US that comes in a distant second. But after that, I rather like the fact that Germany’s next up, and that the city where most are coming from is Munich. Does that mean there’s still considerable interest from the headquarters of BMW years after the occupation? If you’re reading us from BMW, do get in touch; I’d love to hear from you – I still want to see your R30 prototype, assuming it’s not been thrown out with the rubbish now.
I also hear that AROnline is banned in China – and, personally, I’d love to find out why. There are visitors from the People’s Republic and even one or two from Nanjing but, apparently, the majority of people there who want to see us can’t. I don’t think we’ve equated buying an MG7 to freeing the Tibetans, so what gives?
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.