Seeing one’s visitors on the world map is something a bit special, which brings us a bit closer to our audience. In Piwik we are proud to offer beautiful World Maps, that let you see your traffic at a glance, and lets you see more details as you zoom in.

World Map showing Visits on forum.piwik.org by Country

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Visitor Map showing Visits by Region

By default, the World Map is displayed. If you click on any area on the map to “zoom” in this area. You can click on a country to zoom in this country and display the view of traffic aggregated by region:

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Map showing visits by City

When you are looking at a particular Country, you can on the icon to display the Map showing Visits aggregated by City.

Top Cities, showing Visits for each city from France, with clustering

Note that for easier visualizations, Cities that are close together are “clustered” in a bigger blue marker. This prevents displaying hundreds of cities markers and keep the map actionable.

How to change the metric being plotted on the Map?

By default, the map shows the number of Visits by country. You can select another metric (page views, time per page, bounce rate, etc.) in the bottom-right selector to refresh the map, and show for example bounce rate per country.

World Map Widget

Like other reports in Piwik, it is easy to include the World Map in your App or backoffice. See below the example of the visitor map on forum.piwik.org this year:

Troubleshooting

If the map doesn’t display check the following points:

  • Setup Geo location in your Piwik server
  • Check you are using a modern browser. We recommend latest version of Firefox.
  • Make sure the plugin UserCountryMap is enabled.
  • If you still have a problem, please ask in the forums.

See also: Real Time World Map showing individual visitors.