In an effort to better understand what’s bringing people to BibleDude.net (and what’s keeping them here), I’ve been looking at my Google Analytics a little closer. The list below represents the top 10 posts by pageviews during the month of January 2011. I notice a few interesting trends here…
- book review: aftershock by @kentannan (most total and unique pageviews)
- the @bibledude giveaway marathon (lowest bounce rate)
- [servolution chapter 5] hurricane katrina: the day the levees broke
- the apostle paul in arabia
- wordless wednesday :: dying of malaria in africa
- wordless wednesday :: kids in haiti trash dump
- marriage or cohabitation? (longest average time on page)
- the orphan i am [a theology of adoption]
- i have a dream…
- short story [justice]: cruelty at the playground
What do you notice about this list? Does anything stand out to you about the type of content that seems to be drawing people here? What content here (either listed or not) seems to resonate with you the most?
I know I love to drop by to get the skinny on the missions and good work you are raising awareness about, Dude. There is so much that you offer here, it’s a great place to be!
Thanks Laura! You know, shortly after I go to The Idea Camp for this conference on orphan care… I’ll be making a trip to the Dominican Republic to check out a ministry that is doing some #goodwork in training churches to transform their own communities. I think that you’ll like following along with that one!
Dan, cudos on being more attentive to your blogs analytics. Great info in there that can help you clarify your niche and what’s resonating with your readers.
Yeah, I try to dig into the analytics pretty regularly anyway, but it’s new for me to share what I’m finding like this. I’m definitely working to be a little more strategic in my approach as I add on some other regular contributors and other things to keep up with the growth…
I think a lot of them have interesting titles. I am trying to figure out myself how to decrease my bounce rates, so that’s cool you mentioned that! The title that appeals to me most is “I have a Dream…”
I really try to create titles for my posts that are not only interesting, but also descriptive of the content. It can be tough sometimes, but it’s fun trying to be creative with them… sometimes going through half a dozen sample titles before landing on the ‘right’ one.
Thanks for the feedback!
For me, the big connection between them all is that they are all posts dealing with questions of what discipleship looks like. What does our faith say about our response to natural disasters, the lost and forsaken, building bridges between all people? The connection is bigger than just mission work – it’s about how we live our lives so that we show the difference the love of Christ makes.