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George Washington University Law School

Monday, March 31, 2008

Who's visiting this blog?

The hit counting service for this blog provides statistics on where visitors come from. As expected, the United States accounts for the plurality (as well as the majority) of visitors: 52%. But second place goes to Hong Kong: 12%. After that comes Canada (6%), France (5%), and Australia (3%). Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands, and Sweden each account for 2%.

The really interesting numbers come when you adjust for population, though. In terms of hits per 1,000,000 of population, here's the ranking:

Hong Kong: 1868
Sweden: 242
Belgium: 218
Canada: 198
U.S.: 186
Australia: 156
Netherlands: 128
France: 85
U.K.: 36

It's not surprising that Hong Kong would be a center of interest in Chinese law, but what's going on in Sweden and Belgium? Comments welcome (especially from Swedes and Belgians).

UPDATE: As one of the comments points out, the absence of China from this list is probably because this blog is blocked in China.

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As you might know, * is blocked in mainland China. Otherwise, there would be more visitors from China.

Posted by: IB | Mar 31, 2008 10:32:28 PM

An interesting question. My hunch is that in Sweden and Belgium there are several law faculties with close academic exchange with China (Ghent in Belgium, Lund in Sweden for example). The visitors may include those law faculty members and local students interested in Chinese law, and more importantly, relative large amount of Chinese students there (a pure guess, because I am in Germany).

Posted by: xie | Apr 1, 2008 4:36:47 AM

Thanks for the comments above. I should have mentioned in the post that this blog is blocked in China; otherwise I'm sure there would be a lot of hits from there. I don't think all Typepad blogs are blocked - I seem to recall being able to access other blogs in the Law Professor Blogs network from China, but perhaps I am misremembering. Can anybody in China access (for example) the Wills, Trusts & Estates blog ( Presumably that should not have attracted the Chinese net nannies' attention.

Posted by: Don | Apr 1, 2008 5:30:03 AM

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