Author: Ron Graham
This page reports my voluntary ministry activities April to June 2011 —for the information of those who take a special interest in my work.
Dear Brethren... This report covers the second quarter of 2011.
During April, May, and June 2011, I presented 20 lessons in Bundaberg. These lessons covered a wide range of topics including the Origin of Life on Earth, Forgiveness in Old Testament Times, the Resurrection Story, Medicine and God's Providence, and the Name of Jesus. A few of the lessons were new and never preached before. This quarter, I did not follow any particular theme, but provided a variety of topics and filled in a few gaps where important topics had not been covered for a while.
The number of daily visitors to the site (according to Google's analysis) continued to be 1000 to 1300 every day. The only day of the week on which the number of visitors dipped just below 1000 was Saturday. Visitors viewed 1500 to 2300 pages each day. These numbers for daily page views are very conservative. My internet provider’s statistics show around 3300 page views per day, which includes such things as the listings provided by SiFi the search robot when visitors request a topic list.
There are some interesting trends in the browsers people are using to visit the website. Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera combined are used by 55% of visitors, against 42% for Internet Explorer (which not long ago hogged about 90%). Android browsers provided 3% of the visitors, the first time this kind of browser (for mobile touch screen) has figured. I check and test the site on all six browsers mentioned above. This rapidly changing browser environment is one important reason why I have done so much work on upgrading the website.
The countries represented by most visitors to the site are, naturally, English speaking. In a typical month, in round figures, the site gets 17,000 visitors from the USA; 3000 each from Australia-NZ, the Phillipines, and the United Kingdom; 1000 each from India, Canada, and South Africa. However many other countries access the site, totalling more than a thousand “other” visitors over a month.
The website grew by four lessons, and now provides 1008 Bible lessons, not counting quizzes, training, and other study pages. The focus during the quarter was not to make the site bigger, but better. I worked on three “betterment” projects.
As I continue to revise and upgrade lessons on the site, I will be greatly assisted by the above improvements.
Again I say a big thank you to the people who have assisted me in my work. Without you, I could not do it.
Love and best wishes in Jesus,