A peek into the Empire's stats: where are our readers? #Advertising#metrics September 16 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel This pie counts Offbeat Bride traffic specifically, but reflects the percentages for all Empire sites. I got a question recently about what the Empire's international reach was like, and figured I'd share a glimpse at our global readership. If the image is hard to read, here's the basic breakdown of readership across all Empire sites: Over 70% USA ~7% each, Canada and UK/Ireland ~5% Australia & New Zealand combined Despite the fact that over 70% of Empire readers are in the United States, our international readers are VERY vocal and get extremely peeved when they feel the sites don't acknowledge their presence. (Then again, the same thing could be said of many slices of the Empire's readership — we have a lot of special snowflakes!) Two Empire staffers are from Canada, including our copyeditor, so I like to think we do a half-way decent job of watching out for US-centric language and references. My editors have learned to always provide context for cultural references like old TV shows, and always apologize when linking Hulu.com (which doesn't stream videos internationally). Offbeat Home's managing editor Cat Rocketship recently learned that "jobbie" has a different meaning in Scottland than it does in the US. We make a pretty strong effort to have global content on all three sites, although we're probably the best at doing this on Offbeat Bride, where we have categories for both Canadian weddings as well as Global weddings. It's interesting to see the responses that international advertisers get. Yes, there are way less Offbeat Bride readers in Australia… but they're all so sick of seeing US-based sponsors that when they finally see Australian vendors on the site, there tends to be some SERIOUS pouncing. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Cross-posting and editorial overlap NEXT Vendor tips: how to get blacklisted from Offbeat Bride's comments Toggle comments [ 9 ] I'd love to see stats about where in the US most of your readers are. I feel like the south (I live in Georgia) is under-represented, but I'd love to see the facts. Reply Easy! Click here for a map that gives a quick visual indication of visits. (Darker green = more visits.) Georgia is actually almost a top-10 regional market for us: It's #11 in our list of the states with the most readers. Reply how did you make that beautiful map? I have been trying to do something like this for a while but I am not very good at it. thanks! Reply The traffic maps are built into Google Analytics: http://analytics.google.com Reply Wow! That's really neat….Ohio, where I'm at, is only moderately light green. Bummer. Reply Bummer!? Ohio is one of our Top 10 states! The Top 10 goes: California, New York, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Florida, Washington, Massachusetts, Ohio, Michigan. Reply I think Australians (and New Zealanders) get super-extra-excited whenever we see anything ANZ-related because we are so isolated over here in our corner of the Pacific! Reply Actually, do you have a county-by-county breakdown of the US statistics? I don't think there are very many readers in my county other than me… Reply I agree about being excited when I see ANZ content — but I think you guys do a great job on being too US-centric. Sure, there are a lot of articles from the US (understandably), but the language etc doesn't strike me as overly Americanised. Apart from the way you spell colour, but that's a whole different kettle of fish Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.