Author: Ron Graham
Ron Graham’s Report
This page reports my voluntary ministry activities October to December 2011 —for the information of those who take a special interest in my work.
Dear Brethren... This report covers the fourth quarter of 2011.
Preaching at Bundaberg
During October, November, December 2011, I presented 17 lessons in Bundaberg. These were lessons on a variety of subjects but with the common aim of encouragement and edification. The schedule of lessons that I preach at Bundaberg is always available at www.simplybible.com/dbundyspeak2.htm if you wish to view it.
We were unable to attend Bundaberg for three Sundays in October because Susanne was very ill, including a bout of pneumonia. She has been through a number of scans and tests, and has subsequently seen a specialist who changed her medication to one that seems to be working. Susanne is beginning to feel better.
The website work concentrated on completing the improvements to page layout and design according to the standard that I set up six months ago. While doing this upgrade, I continued to edit some lessons, and split the longer ones into two parts. My aim has been to further improve and modernize presentation without losing the original concept and feel of the site. This large upgrade of the site was brought almost to completion. At the end of December fewer than 100 pages remained to be upgraded. Now I can concentrate on my next project: verse-by-verse studies in the book of Acts, adding to the existing series “Acts Facts”
The change of host did, as expected, reduce the number of visitors to the site. On good days there were 700-800 vistors, and on low days 500-600. (This doesn't include the last two weeks of the quarter when the holiday season took its toll and the daily figure dipped below 500 every day. The site is always in the doldrums in the last half of December. I can't complain about that because I also took a two-week’s break myself from working on the website). For the quarter there were just over 53,000 visitors and 103,000 page views. These figures are from Google, confirmed by similar figures from the new host.
The indexing by search engines Google and Bing, has been completed for the new host. The new URL www.simplybible.com/ now shows up in all impressions on search engine results.
Thank You Again
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,