Statistical Analysis

Above is a graph of the number of visits per month for the past year to Victor Hugo Central, a web site I created in 2000 devoted to the works of the 19th Century French author. The peaks in March and November are probably related to the beginnings of research projects on college campuses in the US. But even during the slowest months of the summer, there are several thousand visitors every month.

Now…someone’s going to point out that there are about half as many visitors this January, as there was last January. And that’s true. But we are only half-way through the month. I am hopeful that is the cause, for otherwise, the site has suffered a major hit that is completely unexplainable.

Another interesting statistic is where the last fifty visitors to my site came from (I just checked, and there have been five visitors since I started working on this post from Italy, the US, Canada, and Mexico. I’m the visit from St. Louis, Missouri.)

1 United Kingdom Cardiff
  2 United Kingdom Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  3 United States Saint Louis, Missouri
  4 United States Goldsboro, North Carolina
  5 United States Washington, District of Columbia
  6 United States Melrose, Minnesota
  7 United States Monroe, Michigan
  8 United States Tallahassee, Florida
  9 Canada Ottawa, Ontario
 10 Finland Billskog, Southern Finland
 11 Taiwan Taipei, T’ai-pei
 12 Taiwan Taipei, T’ai-pei
 13 United States
 14 United States Chicago, Illinois
 15 United States Lexington, South Carolina
 16 United Kingdom Manchester
 17 United Kingdom Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead
 18 United Kingdom Old Hurst, Norfolk
 19 United States Carlisle, Pennsylvania
 20 Italy Milan, Lombardia
 21 Australia Ashfield, New South Wales
 22 Vietnam Hanoi, Dac Lac
 23 Greece Athens, Attiki
 24 United States Columbia, Maryland
 25 United States Bay Village, Ohio
 26 United Kingdom Bury
 27 United States Wichita, Kansas
 28 France Paris, Ile-de-France
 29 United Kingdom London, Lambeth
 30 Switzerland Pully, Vaud
 31 Finland
 32 United States Naples, Florida
 33 Philippines Philippine, Benguet
 34 United States
 35 United States Baltimore, Maryland
 36 United States Sioux Rapids, Iowa
 37 Norway Bergen, Hordaland
 38 United Kingdom Leverstock Green, Buckinghamshire
 39 United Kingdom Stevenage, Norfolk
 40 Canada Ottawa, Ontario
 41 Philippines
 42 United Kingdom London, Lambeth
 43 Finland Turku, Western Finland
 44 United Kingdom Hatfield, Norfolk
 45 Finland Turku, Western Finland
 46 Austria Vienna, Wien
 47 Poland Bretowo, Gdansk
 48 United States Midvale, Utah
 49 India Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
 50 United Kingdom Slough