Rebuilding a Blog – Part 2

This is my second post in rebuiling a blog series. This time I check out where my readers are coming from. It’s not suprising that my readers come from all over the world. The map below are where they came from in the first half of 2016. The majority of them came from the USA, followed by Europe, and then Asia. This does not come as a surprise and makes complete sense because the users were searching for RapidMiner Tutorials.

Neural Market Trends Reader LocationsNeural Market Trends Reader Locations

As a continuation to my previous post, I’m still sleuthing through my Google Analytics data trying to understand what is happening and why. Mostly I want to figure out a strategy so I can succeed in my roll of film quest” but if yesterday’s post was an indicator, my quest is off to a rough start!

Mobile Traffic

I got curious as I dug through my Google Analytics data. How are my readers interacting with my site? Is it mobile or is it desktop. Once again, the results aren’t surprising. 11.88% visit my site from mobile devices but the overwhelming majority (88.12%) is a desktop or tablet.

Neural Market Trends Mobile User MapNeural Market Trends Mobile User Map

Neural Market Trends Mobile SessionsNeural Market Trends Mobile Sessions

Smartphones are becoming ubiquitous and if my kids and nephews are an indicator, the desktop will go away one day. With technologies like AirDrop and Chromecast, do we really need a desktop to consume content? In the future, probably not. I think that mobile friendly blogging is a must in the near future here so this as part of my blog rebuilding, I will focus on making this site more pro-mobile.”

New vs Returning Readers

The following chart is truly interesting. The rate of returning mobile users is the same as the rate of returning desktop/tablet users.

Neural Market Trends New vs Returning Users with Mobile Pie ChartNeural Market Trends New vs Returning Users with Mobile Pie Chart