New York -- We noticed in today's Google Analytics the following:
For the previous 30 days, the 5,737 visitors to The Wild Geese typically spend 4 minutes and 50 seconds in our community, while the 1,360 visitors from Ireland lingered 27 seconds longer, about 9 percent more. Meanwhile, those stopping by from the UK, Canada and Australia spend on average 2 min 22 seconds, less than half the time our American visitors spend.
This seems to suggest we have more of interest to visitors from Ireland and the U.S. As our membership from the UK, Canada and Australia and elsewhere continues to grow, we imagine this will change. Please continue to reach out to friends, colleagues and family members to join us. More members means more of everything -- more engagement, broader horizons, more perks, more 'people power' to bring to bear to preserve and promote the epic heritage of the Irish, and, bottom line, will help us sustain The Wild Geese for years to come and prosper this mission!
Hey cousins from Aussie land, up North and Brittania, help us expand our horizons. All of our 535 or so members (a figure growing by leaps and bounds) want to learn more about the history and heritage (and Irish scenes) whence you now call home.
BTW, this morning I was one of dozens attending the monthly public breakfast held at New York's Consul General, and well-traveled Peter Ryan, the consul for economic affairs, related highlights from his recent trip to West Virginia, 'The Mountaineer State." He described a land that in interesting ways faces challenges similar to Ireland. West Virginians he met evince an earnest desire to connect with Ireland, both culturally and economically. He pointed out, among other observations, that a large Irish-owned can manufacturer is located in West Virginia, a state that is also, we hasten to note, the home of many rounds of Irish Road Bowling, organized by our fellow member David Powell.
Check out the story of the Irish in West Virginia presented by The West Vrginia Encyclopedia, at e-WV.com.
Here's the aformentioned stats from the previous 30 days follow.
Thanks for all you do to preserve and promote the epic heritage of the Irish around the world.
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