I thought I’d start this week’s SITREP with some outstanding news I found out this morning. According to the numbers, we had 812 page views yesterday (28 OCT 12). This is significant because we only average 500 page views on any given day. Some days we see 600 page views, but never 800. So that caused me to do a little investigating as to why the sudden spike in our web traffic. As it turns out, we are currently listed at #2 according to Google’s search engine. What’s number one you might ask? A Christian gaming website called TeamSOC.
The Numbers Don’t Lie
Interestingly enough, I checked with Google Analytics and it confirmed that moving back to Weebly was a wise choice. Here is a breakdown of the numbers:
As you can see, Campus Cults is by far the most visited website. I built this site for a friend of mine who lives in Nigeria. I keep tabs on the tracking stats for him and I also use it to help advertise SOCOM. Basically Campus Cults are Nigeria’s version of gangs in that country. The majority of these gangs are occultic in nature. The purpose of this particular website is to help lead people away from these gangs and into the arms of Jesus Christ.
These stats are from the last 30 days of activity. Notice that SoldiersofChrist.net has a lot more visits from people than SoldiersofChrist.us.com. A difference of 379 hits! This may not seem like a big deal, but I assure you it is. We’re trying to spread the Gospel to the maximum amount of people we can, while at the same time utilizing a platform that is cost effective. Weebly is not only more cost effective for SOCOM, but it also generates more traffic! I think this should settle the debate on whether we should have moved back or not.
SOCOM on FACEBOOK
You may or may not be aware of this, but SOCOM is also on Facebook. I’m looking for some help with this one. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a “Facebook” guy. Call me old fashioned, but the whole social media craze hasn’t sparked an interest with me. Is it wrong that I don’t care what so-n-so had for dinner last night? Granted I may be exaggerating a bit, but I’m really only on Facebook for one purpose; and that is to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. Other than that, I don’t personally use it. I created the SOCOM Facebook page to help advertise our ministry and to get the word out. The problem is that there is very little activity that goes on with that page. I don’t foresee this changing if it is left up to me to run the day-to-day operations of the page since I never use Facebook. I’m looking for one or two people who use Facebook regularly to act as moderators for the page. All you will have to do is post on the page on a regular basis to help generate traffic and let people know that we are an active site.
Well, that’s all for now. Have a blessed week.