Remember those website visitor counters in the late 90s and early 2000s? Man those were so cool. They clearly demonstrated two things:
- Many, many people are looking at the same thing as you.
It’s not the webpage you are visiting is some little thing hidden. Thousands of people have seen this same site as you!
- These people are coming from around the world.
Not just your local town. The internet is a WORLDWIDE phe·nom·e·non. (Haha, I didn’t know how to spell phenomenon, so I googled it, and the spelling ended up breaking it up by syllable. That’s fun. For emphasis, I should spell more words by the syllable breaks)
But then as the internet got all professional, these counters disappeared. (Which is funny because Facebook “like” buttons took over. These “like” buttons are essentially the same thing.)
While looking up a dance album from the 90s, Google directed me to http://mixandremix.net/category/90s/page/4/ This glorious site has a site counter with world flags. And the counter still actually works with lots of stats!
You can even embed your own flag counter on your website. Ok. I’m doing it.
I’m bringing back the visitor counter on spudart.org!
The counter is now installed in the footer.
So far, I have one visitor from USA!
Two minutes later:
Oh wait. NOW I HAVE A VISITOR FROM CANADA! OMG WHAT WILL THE NEXT COUNTRY BE?
Five minutes later:
Three from USA. I am so excited.
Ten minutes later:
Still three. Maybe people’s ad blockers are preventing this little tracker from loading. But what about that one Canadian visitor? CANADIANS DON’T USE AD BLOCKERS.
30 minutes later:
7 USA. 1 Canada. WHERE IS THE REST OF THE WORLD?