ClustrMaps is a thumbnail hit counter map widget that shows the geographical location of all visitors to your blog. Number of visitors from a location is indicated by the relative size of the dot.
You add a ClustrMaps widget to your blog as follows:
1. Go to the ClustrMaps website.
2. Add your blog URL and then click on Get Map.
3. Sign up for an account by adding your email address and password (or log in if you are an existing ClustrMaps user).
4. Copy the embed code.
5. Go to Appearance > Widgets in your blog dashboard.
6. Drag a text widget into your sidebar.
7. Paste the embed code from ClustrMaps into the text widget.
8. Click Save and Close.
9. You should now see your new ClustrMaps widget in your sidebar.
Other Visitor Tracking Widgets
Here’s a quick overview of the most commonly used visitor tracking widgets on class and student blogs:
|ClustrMaps||ClustrMaps is a thumbnail hit counter map widget that shows the geographical location of all visitors to your blog. Number of visitors from a location is indicated by the relative size of the dot.|
|Flag Counter||Flag Counter widget shows the total number of visitors from each country next to the country’s flag. Every time someone from a new country visits your site, a new flag will be added to your counter. Clicking on the flag counter takes you to your Flag counter page which provides more detailed charts and information about your visitors.|
|Feedjit||Feedjit Live Traffic Feed displays visitors to your blog in real time and includes: Which city and country your visitors are in; Which website they arrived from, if any; Which page they visited on your website; Which external link they clicked to leave your site, if anyYour traffic feed is updated as each visitor arrives on your site. This update occurs before it loads so each of your visitors can see their own location displayed.Clicking on the Feedjit Live Traffic counter takes you to your Live traffic page which provides more detailed information including the countries associated with web visitors’ IP addresses, the web browser, computer operating system, and referring website.|
|Feedjit Live Traffic Map||Feedjit Live Traffic Map displays real-time visitor tracking by showing the geographic locations of the last 100 visitors to your blog. If you move your mouse over any point on the map the city and country for that visitor will be displayed. Clicking on the Feedjit Live Traffic Map takes you to your Live Traffic Map page which provides more detailed information.|
|Revolver Map||Revolver Map displays all visitor locations and recent hits live and in realtime on a revolving globe of the Earth. A click on the widget opens the live statistics page.|