Who Visits Piano World?

Posted by: Piano World

Who Visits Piano World? - 12/06/07 01:44 PM

Who Visits Piano World?[/b]

People sometimes ask me if I know where all our visitors come from. I don't, but this will give you some idea.

The following list is from our Google Analytics.[/b]
Google doesn't pick up on every page of our site, but gets a pretty good overview.

( You might also be interested in... A Different Kind of Piano Ranking )

These are the countries (199 of them)[/b], and the number of "visits" from each in a one month period...

Country/Territory Visits

United States 558596
United Kingdom 73872
Canada 67119
Australia 25148
Germany 12129
Netherlands 10412
Singapore 9063
France 7667
Italy 6291
Spain 6162
Philippines 5753
Malaysia 5689
Belgium 5081
Sweden 4864
New Zealand 4088
Ireland 4071
Japan 3935
Finland 3763
Poland 3744
Switzerland 3376
Norway 3132
South Africa 3036
India 2733
Hong Kong 2694
Mexico 2540
Denmark 2472
Brazil 2196
Thailand 2100
China 2058
Israel 1948
Argentina 1911
Turkey 1744
Greece 1705
Austria 1593
Portugal 1588
Romania 1455
Slovenia 1348
Estonia 1336
South Korea 1302
Indonesia 1247
Hungary 1201
Czech Republic 1153
Taiwan 1106
(not set) 1019
Croatia 1017
Vietnam 900
Lithuania 877
Slovakia 841
Chile 799
Russia 746
Serbia And Montenegro 730
Egypt 689
Bulgaria 680
United Arab Emirates 661
Malta 577
Latvia 527
Iran 521
Puerto Rico 497
Colombia 449
Ukraine 372
Nigeria 357
Peru 354
Venezuela 352
Saudi Arabia 277
Jamaica 256
Iceland 246
Pakistan 237
Cyprus 217
Oman 200
Bahamas 185
Luxembourg 184
Kuwait 171
Macedonia 168
Ghana 163
Sri Lanka 160
Costa Rica 154
Qatar 154
Guam 152
Ecuador 145
Dominican Republic 137
Panama 135
Lebanon 132
Morocco 130
Bahrain 118
Guatemala 112
Trinidad and Tobago 108
Bosnia and Herzegovina 104
Kenya 100
Brunei 96
Georgia 93
Jordan 93
Uruguay 92
Barbados 84
El Salvador 83
Netherlands Antilles 72
Bolivia 71
Bermuda 68
Kazakhstan 64
Algeria 62
Macao 58
Mauritius 56
Bangladesh 56
Aruba 55
Iraq 53
Ivory Coast 49
Cayman Islands 48
Syria 48
Honduras 43
Belarus 43
Antigua and Barbuda 40
U.S. Virgin Islands 37
Mongolia 35
Albania 35
Tanzania 32
Maldives 32
Belize 31
Saint Lucia 31
Cuba 27
Reunion 27
Paraguay 26
Botswana 24
Azerbaijan 24
Namibia 24
Fiji 24
Palestinian Territory 22
Nicaragua 22
Gibraltar 22
Saint Kitts and Nevis 22
Zimbabwe 21
Faroe Islands 20
Moldova 20
Dominica 20
Cambodia 19
Grenada 19
Tunisia 19
Uganda 19
Zambia 18
Suriname 18
Myanmar 17
Armenia 17
Nepal 16
Guyana 14
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 14
Northern Mariana Islands 14
British Virgin Islands 13
Rwanda 13
Senegal 13
French Polynesia 13
Ethiopia 13
Mozambique 13
Anguilla 13
Haiti 12
Monaco 12
Sudan 11
Andorra 11
Benin 10
Martinique 10
Libya 10
Cameroon 10
Uzbekistan 9
Yemen 9
Madagascar 9
Laos 9
Malawi 8
Gambia 7
Seychelles 7
Togo 6
Guadeloupe 6
New Caledonia 6
Turks and Caicos Islands 5
Vanuatu 5
Liechtenstein 5
Congo (Kinshasa) 5
Kyrgyzstan 5
Samoa 5
Papua New Guinea 4
Angola 3
Lesotho 3
Afghanistan 3
American Samoa 3
San Marino 3
Greenland 2
Cape Verde 2
Bhutan 2
British Indian Ocean Territory 2
Micronesia 2
Gabon 2
Niger 1
Kiribati 1
Palau 1
Djibouti 1
Burundi 1
Eritrea 1
Sierra Leone 1
Swaziland 1
Tonga 1
Vatican 1
Cook Islands 1
Mali 1
Posted by: squonk

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/06/07 01:58 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Piano World:
Who Visits Piano World?
Vatican 1
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The POPE??? \:D
Posted by: Mechanical Doll

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/06/07 02:02 PM

Is there a country of the world that isn't on that list!?
Posted by: Norbert

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/06/07 02:21 PM

The Northpole....

Norbert ;\)
Posted by: Mechanical Doll

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/06/07 02:32 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Norbert:
The Northpole....

Norbert ;\) [/b]
I suspect only because Santa and the elves are too busy to practice this month. \:D
Posted by: BruceD

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/06/07 03:21 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Mechanical Doll:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Norbert:
The Northpole....

Norbert ;\) [/b]
I suspect only because Santa and the elves are too busy to practice this month. \:D [/b]
Yes, but wouldn't you think that Santa and/or his elves would be frantically posting here asking advice for the "best" piano to put in a reindeer-powered sleigh, whether elves should do the tuning before delivery, or whether someone has the lead sheet for "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer"?

Cheers!
Posted by: Betty Patnude

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/06/07 03:29 PM

I would love to read statistics on the states of the United States!

This is pretty amazing and really enlightens our world in music!

A peaceful world habitat could be built on music I believe!

Betty
Posted by: whippen boy

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/06/07 04:18 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by squonk:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Piano World:
Who Visits Piano World?
Vatican 1
[/b]
The POPE??? \:D [/b]
So we seem to have heavenly representation, but I didn't see that *other* (opposite) address.

I would think that is where some of the trolls live. ;\)
Posted by: bitWrangler

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/06/07 04:26 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by whippen boy:
 Quote:
Originally posted by squonk:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Piano World:
Who Visits Piano World?
Vatican 1
[/b]
The POPE??? \:D [/b]
So we seem to have heavenly representation, but I didn't see that *other* (opposite) address.

I would think that is where some of the trolls live. ;\) [/b]
It's carefully hidden:

Cayman Islands 48
Posted by: John Delmore

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/06/07 04:33 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by squonk:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Piano World:
Who Visits Piano World?
Vatican 1
[/b]
The POPE??? \:D [/b]
The Pope does play...why not?
Posted by: Nikolas

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/06/07 04:50 PM

heh...

I'm Greek living in the uk. Where should I be placed? \:D
Posted by: Bear 1

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/06/07 04:56 PM

Fantastic. People from all over the world visiting this site..
Great job Frank,

Bear
Posted by: jollyroger

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/06/07 06:06 PM

That's really astounding Frank! You should be very proud for having built a web site with such international appeal. I know you're an SEP consultant and subject matter expert. These are great marketing metrics for that type of business, especially with online retail sales increasing by billions of dollars each year.
Best regards,
Roger
Posted by: SCCDoug

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/06/07 07:40 PM

Per capita CANADA WINS!

Whay to go hosers!
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/06/07 07:43 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Betty Patnude:
I would love to read statistics on the states of the United States!

This is pretty amazing and really enlightens our world in music!

A peaceful world habitat could be built on music I believe!

Betty [/b]
This might help a little.
It is from the folks who host Piano World's internal search engine. We average about 18,000+ internal searches a week on the main site.

It doesn't give you overall visitors by state (I'll see if I can get that). But it does tell you where people are coming from that are using our internal search feature.

Below is a graphical representation of the location of visitors doing searches. The size of each circle represents the number of users. Brighter areas indicate higher user density.[/b]

Posted by: turandot

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/06/07 11:07 PM

Really interesting map!

That power axis \:D from Boston through NYC and Philadelphia to the DC area really glows; it makes the little beam from the SoCal area look like a flashlight with failing batteries. \:\(
Gotta work harder, Broker!

I wonder if the dispersion of light parallels actual piano sales in any way.
Posted by: BDB

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/06/07 11:13 PM

 Quote:
Brighter areas indicate higher user density.
That is the best oxymoron I have heard lately. \:\)
Posted by: diinin

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/07/07 12:16 AM

The circle around Indianapolis is all me. I do a hundred thousand searches a week. \:D
Posted by: jazzwee

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/07/07 01:29 AM

Did you see the size of the California circles! Turandot that's probably you and me stressing the server right there. \:\)

Interesting mix of countries too (outside of US and Canada and UK). Does it relate to the number of people that speak english? I can't imagine it's a ranking of those who love pianos.

For example, I thought every family in Japan has a new acoustic piano. (The old ones of course ending up here for Kenny to complain about ;\) ).
Posted by: PoStTeNeBrAsLuX

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/07/07 04:00 AM

I notice that China's score is remarkably low; I find this surprising. Surely there is a great business opportunity to have one's PW searches done in China, and then export them to places in the world where labour costs are just too high? I hear that the quality and reliability of PianoWorld enquiries has drastically improved over the past few years, especially when supervised by 'traditional' European investigative experts. One should of course maintain a token façade of an office in Europe or North America (always looks good on the corporate website, and serves to confuse customers), and use a Western brand name replete with nostalgic cultural overtones; fake heraldry is optional[1] ;\)

One could go into partnership with the Chinese government, or with so-called private investors and businessmen, (usually formerly highly-placed Communist Party officials, but you can keep this quiet), and one could then make a financial killing, assuming the government maintains the artificially low exchange rate. There could be huge factories of urbanised Chinese peasants executing Internet searches 14-16 hours per day, living in onsite accommodation, 60 workers to a dormitory, and one day off per month. No union trouble (as they are illegal), health and safety costs, (apart from preventing the workforce from actually dying on the job, which is hardly good for business anyway), or indeed political instability (as the legislature, executive, judiciary and military are all loyal to a unique and unelected totalitarian political structure.)

All the ingredients are there for a great investment opportunity!

In this way the the ever more impoverished and over-taxed Western consumer can get his/her Internet searches done at a much lower price, and thus have more disposable income to spend on essentials such as wide-screen TVs, designer clothes and running shoes, or even extreme luxuries like a piano. And who knows what will happen when they start making these kinds of articles in China as well... In any case, I expect to see the above figures change greatly over the next few years... and remember that you read it here first! \:o


-Michael B.
[1] Ellensearch have a particular pleasing example as their company logo \:\)
Posted by: jazzwee

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/07/07 12:03 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by turandot:
Really interesting map!

That power axis \:D from Boston through NYC and Philadelphia to the DC area really glows; it makes the little beam from the SoCal area look like a flashlight with failing batteries. \:\(
Gotta work harder, Broker!

I wonder if the dispersion of light parallels actual piano sales in any way. [/b]
Turandot, you're reading it wrong. The California circles are the largest.
Posted by: turandot

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/07/07 01:51 PM

 Quote:
you're reading it wrong. The California circles are the largest.
jazzwee buddy,

You're right, but one circle sweeps over the Pacific. I guess there are a lot of members on Catalina and the Channel Islands

We have the arc, to be sure, but we don't have the brilliance...I mean the density that BDB so eloquently pointed out.

Regarding those more than 2000 Chinese visitors, I wish there was just one member in China who would post here regularly.
Posted by: Zormpas

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/07/07 02:24 PM

No one from Pitcairn Island....
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/07/07 02:51 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Zormpas:
No one from Pitcairn Island.... [/b]
There are only 50 people living on Pitcairn Island. Probably none of them have a piano :-)
Posted by: U S A P T

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/07/07 04:07 PM

Frank:

Did you know that, early in the school year, a fellow student tapped me on the shoulder after introductions and tentatively asked "Excuse me, but are you the Piano Trucker that posts on Piano World?"

Posted by: Deerwood Dad

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/07/07 05:38 PM

The Pope in fact does play -- an upright Steinway (unlikely a NY Steinway -- most likely a Hamburg).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4539613.stm
Posted by: ftp

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/07/07 05:51 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Deerwood Guy:
The Pope in fact does play -- an upright Steinway (unlikely a NY Steinway -- most likely a Hamburg).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4539613.stm [/b]
I was skeptical about the hegemony of the Steinway C&A program until I read this. They go right to the top. \:D
Posted by: pianist.ame

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/07/07 09:42 PM

you left out singapore? how could you have? it's pretty obvious that there are quite a few singaporeans in this forum
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/07/07 09:43 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Deerwood Guy:
The Pope in fact does play -- an upright Steinway (unlikely a NY Steinway -- most likely a Hamburg).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4539613.stm [/b]
Hmmnn,
I wonder if he'd like to host a piano forums party?
Posted by: playadom

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/07/07 09:45 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Piano World:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Deerwood Guy:
The Pope in fact does play -- an upright Steinway (unlikely a NY Steinway -- most likely a Hamburg).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4539613.stm [/b]
Hmmnn,
I wonder if he'd like to host a piano forums party? [/b]
Hahaha, I'd go!
\:D
Posted by: mdsdurango

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/08/07 09:42 AM

I have my very own little dot!

Mike
Posted by: apple*

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/08/07 09:48 AM

excellent Frank!

i notice how bright Kansas City is on that map of circles
Posted by: Deerwood Dad

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/08/07 09:57 AM

Frank -- A "party"? I was under the impression that gatherings of piano players/lovers were referred to as . . . well. . . "gatherings".
Posted by: apple*

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/09/07 11:06 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by playadom:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Piano World:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Deerwood Guy:
The Pope in fact does play -- an upright Steinway (unlikely a NY Steinway -- most likely a Hamburg).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4539613.stm [/b]
Hmmnn,
I wonder if he'd like to host a piano forums party? [/b]
Hahaha, I'd go!
\:D [/b]
I imagine there'd be some great art to see.
Posted by: Zormpas

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/10/07 12:32 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Piano World:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Zormpas:
No one from Pitcairn Island.... [/b]
There are only 50 people living on Pitcairn Island. Probably none of them have a piano :-) [/b]
Oh man... I guess none of them are Belly Dancers either, as I've never gotten a hit on my page from there either...

I mean, what *else* would they do with their spare time, they don't play pianos and they don't Belly Dance. Must be a dull existence... \:D
Posted by: ddh

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/12/07 03:59 PM



That's me \:D
Posted by: jazzyprof

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/24/07 03:02 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Amelialw:
you left out singapore? how could you have? [/b]
On the contrary! Singapore is actually number 7 on the list, which is amazing for such a small country. There must be a strong correlation between country's ranking on the Piano World List and it's GDP and standard of living.

And now for the countries that are truly missing:
Somalia
Burkina Faso
Mauritania
Congo (Brazzaville)
Liberia
North Korea

Any others?
Posted by: -Frycek

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/24/07 10:53 AM

Oh wow! I think I have my own dot!

Surprised Japan isn't higher on the list considering how wired and into pianos the Japanese are.
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/24/07 12:12 PM

I used a wider time frame, which brought us up to 213 countries (vs 199 for the first overview)...


Country/Territory Visits
United States 1514159
United Kingdom 186505
Canada 179740
Australia 68922
Germany 33801
Singapore 28392
Netherlands 27636
France 19314
Italy 16444
Philippines 16004
Malaysia 15867
Spain 15561
Sweden 14116
Belgium 13565
New Zealand 12518
Japan 11362
Ireland 11005
Finland 9866
South Africa 9613
Switzerland 9152
Poland 9115
India 8594
Hong Kong 8123
Norway 7929
Mexico 7497
Denmark 6860
Brazil 6758
Argentina 6259
Thailand 6220
China 5946
Israel 5796
Turkey 5294
Portugal 4818
Greece 4417
Austria 4359
South Korea 4091
Indonesia 3752
Romania 3738
Taiwan 3704
Estonia 3396
Slovenia 3396
(not set) 3305
Hungary 3287
Czech Republic 3011
Croatia 2810
Vietnam 2451
Chile 2418
United Arab Emirates 2232
Lithuania 2174
Slovakia 2151
Egypt 2125
Serbia and Montenegro 1913
Russia 1843
Bulgaria 1770
Colombia 1379
Puerto Rico 1362
Latvia 1361
Iran 1348
Malta 1301
Venezuela 1098
Nigeria 1040
Ukraine 1020
Peru 940
Saudi Arabia 718
Pakistan 675
Iceland 651
Macedonia 610
Jamaica 605
Cyprus 583
Costa Rica 522
Kuwait 522
Oman 517
Luxembourg 479
Sri Lanka 440
Dominican Republic 411
Qatar 410
Bahamas 393
Ghana 386
Guam 372
Lebanon 372
Morocco 370
Panama 365
Bahrain 364
Ecuador 343
Trinidad and Tobago 340
Jordan 317
Uruguay 308
Bosnia and Herzegovina 299
Kenya 281
Macao 281
Brunei 281
Guatemala 274
Georgia 268
Barbados 239
El Salvador 231
Algeria 228
Netherlands Antilles 195
Mauritius 187
Bolivia 176
Kazakhstan 174
Iraq 163
Bermuda 158
Aruba 148
Ivory Coast 140
Belarus 137
Bangladesh 134
Syria 126
Honduras 116
Cayman Islands 111
Antigua and Barbuda 109
Maldives 88
U.S. Virgin Islands 86
Belize 83
Tanzania 81
Uganda 80
Mongolia 79
Saint Lucia 78
Moldova 77
Tunisia 77
Fiji 71
Palestinian Territory 70
Albania 70
Paraguay 70
Azerbaijan 62
Armenia 59
Nepal 57
Gibraltar 57
Cuba 56
Botswana 55
Mozambique 55
Nicaragua 54
Dominica 54
Grenada 54
Suriname 53
Myanmar 51
Northern Mariana Islands 50
Reunion 50
Namibia 49
Liechtenstein 49
Cambodia 48
Faroe Islands 48
Ethiopia 47
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 47
Zimbabwe 46
Guyana 45
Libya 41
Saint Kitts and Nevis 40
Zambia 39
Rwanda 38
Sudan 36
Laos 34
British Virgin Islands 31
Anguilla 31
Cameroon 30
Senegal 29
Benin 29
Uzbekistan 27
Haiti 27
Martinique 25
Malawi 25
French Polynesia 24
Madagascar 23
Monaco 22
Andorra 22
Yemen 21
Afghanistan 16
Togo 14
Guadeloupe 13
San Marino 13
Seychelles 12
Papua New Guinea 11
Burkina Faso 10
Turks and Caicos Islands 10
Gambia 10
Swaziland 10
Samoa 10
New Caledonia 9
Eritrea 9
Djibouti 9
Gabon 8
Greenland 8
Vanuatu 8
American Samoa 8
Congo - Kinshasa 7
Angola 7
Lesotho 7
Kyrgyzstan 7
Mali 4
Micronesia 4
Tonga 4
Cape Verde 3
Bhutan 3
British Indian Ocean Territory 3
Palau 3
Vatican 3
Falkland Islands 3
Niue 2
Saint Helena 2
Norfolk Island 2
French Guiana 2
Burundi 2
Sierra Leone 2
Solomon Islands 2
Tajikistan 2
Cook Islands 1
Turkmenistan 1
Montserrat 1
Liberia 1
Somalia 1
Mauritania 1
Niger 1
Equatorial Guinea 1
Kiribati 1
Posted by: Boira

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/24/07 01:24 PM

Could it be possible having a world map showing the user's density, like the one you posted with the USA members?
Sorted by continents, maybe? \:\)

As I have no idea about the amount of work a map like this would need, if it's something difficult to get just ignore my suggestion.

Merry Christmas!
Posted by: PoStTeNeBrAsLuX

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/24/07 02:58 PM

Frank:
I used a wider time frame, which brought us up to 213 countries (vs 199 for the first overview)...[/b]

So still no-one from the Azores, Central African Republic, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Madeira, Marshall Islands, Mayotte, Nauru, North Korea, Pitcairn Island, St Pierre and Miquelon, São Tomé and Principe, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna, or Western Sahara?

And here was I thinking that this was an international forum ;\)

-Michael B.
Posted by: jazzyprof

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/24/07 11:28 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by -Frycek:

Surprised Japan isn't higher on the list considering how wired and into pianos the Japanese are. [/b]
I think it's a language issue. English isn't that widely spoken in Japan.
Posted by: pianistical

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 12/25/07 03:00 AM

Thanks for the list Pianoworld - very interesting!

I thought it would also be interesting to list the countries per capita, so here are 20 countries for which I have done the calculation(per 1000 population):

Singapore 6.2
USA 5.0
Australia 3.4
UK 3.1
New Zealand 3.0
Ireland 2.7
Finland 1.8
Netherlands 1.7
Norway 1.7
Sweden 1.6
Belgium 1.3
Switzerland 1.2
Denmark 1.2
Hongkong 1.1
Malaysia 0.64
Germany 0.41
Spain 0.38
France 0.30
Italy 0.28
Philippines 0.18
Posted by: pianistical

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 01/07/08 01:49 AM

Posted by: PreparedPipa

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 01/17/10 12:04 PM

go hong kong! go hong kong! grin
Posted by: jnod

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 01/17/10 01:21 PM

Originally Posted By: SCCDoug
Per capita CANADA WINS!

Whay to go hosers!


This is *always* the case with virtually everything!
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 01/17/10 02:34 PM

I'm sure Frank's too busy right now with NAMM, but I'd be curious to see an updated breakdown.
Posted by: 4evrBeginR

Re: Who Visits Piano World? - 01/18/10 01:45 AM

It's too bad this project is over two years old... interesting; update would be good.