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This page reflects data for the third week of January 2007.

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As our site grows, we're learning more about you, our readers. And being the open, honest, upfront kind of people we are, we're going to share some of this info with anyone who cares to read it. Right now we have hundreds of pages of content, with well over a thousand entries in our encyclopedia index, and several hundred acronyms defined. We bet that's more than most multi-billion dollar microwave companies have managed to do on their private intranets! But then again, most of them are handicapped by Six Sigma and other wasteful campaigns.

Site traffic on Microwaves101 continues to grow. The stats (now provided by SmarterStats) shown on this page may be pessimistic depending on when you visit this page. Growth is not constant, it varies over the course of a year, drops a bit over the summer but picks up big-time in the Fall.

The most important measure of web site popularity is "page views." That's what the counters on our pages are counting. As of January 2007, we're averaging close to 9000 page views on a typical weekday, half that rate on Saturday or Sunday, for a current total of over 230,000 page views per month. We'll exceed three million page views in 2007, barring any major down time. In terms of total page views since we began Microwaves101 back in the year 2000, it's hard to pinpoint. We'll guess around 10 million, but who's counting?

Another interesting statistic is "visits"--that is, one person looking at any of the pages on our site in one session. A session starts when you first open any Microwaves101 page, and doesn't end until you leave our site or close the browser window. Visit information tells us how long you look at the site, which pages you visit, and in which order. As of January 2007 we average 3700 unique visits per week day, about 115,000 visits per month.

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Note that the counters on the bottom of each page don't reflect how many times a page has been viewed, they have been reset twice, most recently in December 2006, as we continue to migrate to newer and better servers to make your Microwaves101 experience as pleasant as possible. If you are interested in sponsoring a page, you can use our counters to estimate the daily site traffic simply by visiting the page at the same time on two consecutive days.

This chart shows phases that people search on before they enter the site. There seems to be a lot of interest in VSWR out there!

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Now on to the Microwaves101 geographics. Let's start by saying that for this week in January, we had visitors from 131 nations. Albania, Solomon Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Uganda, Zambia, Malta, Cyprus, El Salvador, Bolivia, Saint Lucia, Burkina Faso, Oman, Trinidad and Tobago, Bhutan, Djibouti, Tunisia, Occupied Palestinian Territory only registered one page view, but it's the thought that counts.

Let's look at the traffic by continent, starting with Europe. Here we have the most visitors from the U.K., followed closely by Germany. All of Europe together visits us at less than half the rate that the United States does.

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Now let's look at Asia. Looks like India is becoming a microwave player, contributing almost as much Microwaves traffic as the UK generates. Then we see Israel, Korea, the two Chinas.

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Next we'll look at Oceania, We have a nice group of friends in Australia, several of them have emailed us and it is always our pleasure corresponding with them. While we're on the subject of Down Under, the Land Where Men Chunder, the loss of Crocodile Hunter last summer tore a gaping hole in the cosmic Steve fabric that won't be easy for other Steves to mend. Borrowing an old Yiddish adage about chickens and pillows and translating so that an Aussie might understand, let's all remember "jolly jumbuck today, swagman's lunch tomorrow". So we'd better get back to work, shall we? Krikey!

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Here's South America, we're big in Rio!

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Here's North America. What a surprise, most of our visitors come from the United States, but a fair number are Canucks. Not many folks at Manana Microwave across the southern border are fans.

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The last graphic shows our weekly distribution of visitors from the U.S (thanks, Cali!) These maps only show visitors where we can tell their state from their IP address - there were 3,200 visitors listed as U.S. but unknown state. These are probably spammers, and their numbers are getting worse.

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We've given you some things to think about if you are considering partnering with Microwaves101 to advertise your microwave products around the world! How many people visit your web site?