"Based on internet averages, theonlinephotographer.typepad.com is visited more frequently by males who are in the age range 35–44, are graduate school educated and browse this site from home."
—Basic site demographics for The Online Photographer from Alexa.com
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Featured Comment by HT: "Heh. I'm reminded of the Simpsons episode where Homer visits a 'Guess Your Age and Weight' booth at a carnival. The operator's guess is '53 years old and 420 pounds' to which Homer replies, 'Ha, you lose! 36 and 239!' "
Question from James W.: "Do you know what percentage of your readers are in the U.S.?"
Mike replies: Here's the breakdown according to Google Analytics for the most recent 30 days, which should be fairly representative on this question even though they don't count/analyze all our visitors:
The large blue slice is the U.S., green is Canada, orange is the U.K., yellow is Australia. The next slices after that are Germany, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, and Spain. The gray area is "all other countries." GA says we had visitors from "185 countries/territories." To the question of how many countries there are in the world, about.com says "Ultimately, the best answer is that there are 195."
Featured Comment from MarcW: "GET OUT OF MY HEAD, BENE GESSERIT WITCH! (Srsly. 40 year old male, browse from home usually, graduate degree.)"
Featured Comment by Bill: "Not me: Male. 36. Master's Degree. Browsing the site from work. Take that, statistics!"
Featured Comment by Edie Howe: "51 years old, female, PhD in Applied Living from the University of Hard Knocks, visiting from my monastic cell in Yosemite National Park."
Featured Comment by Jack Martin: "Older and mostly visit from work...oops gotta go now."
Featured Comment by Chad Thompson: "Hello my name is Chad. I'm a TOP addict. I'm a 35-year-old autodidact who reads your site from work. But it is my company, so I'm only cheating myself."
Featured Comment by Avi: "I'm male, 24, visit daily from work, home or iphone while on transit. Makes me a young TOP addict?"
Mike replies: I've always considered that our shared interest in photography makes "us" into us, even if we're old or young, male or female, conservative or liberal, professional or amateur, famous or unknown, rich or poor, experienced or new to the field. That's why I make a policy of using first names here, even though we have among our readers doctors and professors, corporation presidents and judges, millionaires and writers, and a former Senator. I'm sure we have a great many differences between us. But that doesn't matter here. Here, because of our shared interest, we're equals and friends.
However, Avi, I hafta say, you are younger than my tripod! (It's 29 or 30.) But don't feel bad. There's a lot good about being young, and nothing bad about it that time won't eventually cure. :-)