May 1, 2007 – ClustrMaps

You may have noticed the new world map in the left navigation bar. I was excited to put the map on this page to see the locations of visitors to the blog.  Being a bit of a skeptic, I’m not sure the map portrays “real” visitors.

You may notice numerous visitors worldwide, and although I do get a comment from overseas now and then, I think this map grossly overstates “real visitors.” Here’s what I think is really going on. Right now, in my “spam” comment folder are 106 messages for the usual body part extenders, mortgages, drugs, and hot stock picks. My guess is most of these dots represent comment spammers and not real visitors. I’ll probably take it off, unless someone has an idea or source for a map that doesn’t include the spammer’s locations.

one year ago…