There should be an image here!The Internet is a global tool, and that means that if you have a Web site, you could potentially have visitors from your own town, but you could also have visitors from all over the world. In fact, you’re really missing out if you don’t know who’s visiting your site or where they’re from. Many people may think that gathering this information requires complicated analytics software, but it doesn’t have to be that way. A service called Feedjit offers a widget containing a live traffic feed that will open your eyes to what your visitors are like.

You might have seen these widgets on a variety of sites before, but if you haven’t created your own yet, then here’s your chance. The Feedjit widget is customizable and easy to install, and once installed, it goes to work right away. Not only will you find out where people are from, when they arrived, and what they viewed, but if they decide to offer additional information, you could even see their picture and find links to their Web site and social networking accounts. When you get this going, it’s hard to take your eyes away from it, and your visitors will also benefit because they’ll see who else is visiting your site.

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