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Website report - 2015

A church website is different to any other website.  Churches need to have one for an even more essential reason than any other type of organisation, because the church has the most important message that anyone can ever hear. St. Mary’s Church needs one to reach out to the community and the website is the one thing the church is offering to the community and reaching out to non-church people.

There are many reasons why people may be looking at our website. Apart from church members wanting information, it may be because a member of the community wants to find out more about Christianity or that they are considering a wedding or baptism, or that a visitor wants to know if they should visit us to learn more about Christianity, or visit us whilst on holiday, and people are now used to using the internet to research their options.

It is because of this that our website is so very important. Someone whether they are in our Island or on the other side of the world can be discovering about Jesus. For this reason, the website is kept up to date on a weekly basis, with the pew sheet scanned in each week. Changes to the various rotas are updated as and when details are received. The sermons are worth reading and these are updated when received from the Rector.

The site is kept current with material put on the website as and when relevant. Plans for the future include recordings of the sermons; these have been trialled but are currently achieving excessive reverberation (echo) on the recordings, which needs settings to be changed if possible (the church is very echo – y which one does not notice when listening live). I have also agreed a 10% reduction in the fees from the site provider as a result of making a recommendation.

Please do use the website. Visitors to the site look at about 24,170 pages per month (up from 2014: 12,433) (note that one person looking at six pages will record as 6 page visits). People use various search engines, but I note Google France, Google Italy, Google Australia, Google Canada, Google Nigeria, Google South Africa, Google India, Google Bahamas, and Google Lithuania, amongst others have all been used this year.

If anyone has any ideas for further information to be provided, please let me know.

Website Statistics – 2015/6

Monthly Average

 

   April

May

 June

    July

  August

September

Page Views

24,170

14,867

19,249

12,842

12,414

31,464

27,773

Referring websites

26

26

24

23

23

28

37

 

 

October

November

  December

  January

February

    March

Page Views

 

27,113

27,094

29,259

33,626

30,170

n/a

Referring websites

 

27

26

21

27

23

n/a

 
Richard Dorey


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