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In Sweden 50% of dialed up traffic comes from our largest ISP telia.com, with all IPs resolving to their .com doamin. That goes for many other non-US markets as well.
You need to know your ISPs and filter them with "early search and replace", exchanging the suffix. e.g. my filter says telia.com= telia.se
It is very common that local business operators wonder over all US traffic that their sites generate.
It's another example at attempting to know something which is actually unknowable, by making some really wild assumptions. In the end they produce a professional looking chart that looks very scientific, but in fact it's all based on rediculous assumptions.
In this case, the assumption is that a person's IP address tells you something about where they are located.
I heap it in the same pile as "session length." An excuse for another fancy chart.
It probably shows lots of people in Virginia as well if the site gets many AOL users.
"like 90% of Webtrends other features: a bunch of hot air." since having to rely on WT data and make sense of it more often lately, Bolotomus, got any suggestions for other log analysis stuff to run/suggest. It does seems to supply more questions than answers when reporting on web site traffic.