I started this blog back in July, but did not install the Google analytics counters right away. Today marks the first full 30 days of stats from Google, so I would like to share them with my readers.
Why am I sharing statistics? Well, it is because of an email I received as I was in the process of leaving UBF. The email was from a senior Korean UBF missionary. Here are some excerpts from his email:
“It was brought to my attention that recently you also send your e-mails (with many negative remarks) to many people who are not really interested in receiving them.”
“I have received multiple complaints about your e-mails. Thus, please focus on your e-mail exchange with those who are willing and able to constructively engage one another in love and truth and thus move forward for Christian resolution and reconciliation.”
I was supposed to believe that many people are not interested in what I have to say in regard to changes and issues in UBF. I was supposed to “engage” in “love and truth”, but only with select people. This email sparked my mind to post several of the entries on this blog.
Here are the stats from Google Analytics (some have criticized Google for being too conservative and think that these stats should be higher). These stats are not 100% correct, and cannot be with the current technology. However, they give a rather good confidence level that there are many people interested in what I have to say.
From August 23, 2011 to September 23, 2011 there were 300 “aboslute unique visitors”. This actually means “computing devices”, not necessarily people. So if someone reads my blog at home and at work, that counts as 2 unique visits. Based on these facts, it is safe to say that hundreds of people are reading this blog.
This is not just a U.S. readership. People from 26 countries have visited this blog and viewed my articles thousands of times. What is more, several people have emailed me privately, wanting to remain anonymous, in order to tell me they support most of what I say through emails and through this blog.
Click the images below to see more detailed statistics. It is encouraging to see that the average time spent per visit here is over 10 minutes.
(Note: These statistics filter out the bots and spiders, for the most part)