Mint: Languages

Since installing Mint, I’ve enjoyed pour­ing over all kinds of refer­rer data, with­out hav­ing to sort through spam bots.

One of my favorite bits of vis­i­tor infor­ma­tion, (see­ing as how I work in the Local­iza­tion indus­try), is the lan­guage of my read­ers. Using Marc Gar­ret­t’s Parsel Pep­per (plug-in), I see that my vis­i­tors are over­whelm­ing­ly English-speaking.

No real sur­prise there, but guess what the #2 lan­guage is? Believe it or not, it’s Chi­nese. I have twice as many vis­i­tors from Chi­na and Tai­wan than from either France, Ger­many, Spain or Japan… (where are my Nordic readers?)

Even more sur­pris­ing, when I sep­a­rate out PRC vs. Tai­wan, 75% of my Chi­nese vis­its are from the main­land. I know there is a huge pop­u­la­tion advan­tage there, but I still find that fascinating.

2 Responses to “Mint: Languages”

  • Thanks for the men­tion Ned. Glad Parsel is work­ing out for you.
  • Mint does look real­ly cool. (A stats pack­age that gets bet­ter data using Javascript is one of those “Damn, I wish I thought of that” things…)

    Any­way, $30 is just enough to make me hes­i­tate. I’m sure that the day after I plunk down the mon­ey for Mint the Weed guys ( will release their free clone.

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