Year-End Review

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2011 was a banner year for GodWords! Despite a distinct lack of new material (only about 20 new posts), traffic to GodWords during 2011 more than doubled. Most of it comes from search engines, which is no surprise. Being a web designer, it’s my job to understand how the web works.

I thought it was time that I looked at some stats about GodWords from a long-term perspective. I’ve been hosting this website on the same server since 2004, so I have access to traffic info from then until now. Surprisingly, more than 4 million people have visited since 2004! That might not seem like a lot when compared with sites like Google and Yahoo…but when you consider that I’ve only posted 20 articles in the past year, it seems like a miracle.

It also seems miraculous to look at the different countries you all visit from. Here’s a list:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaidjan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, European country, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Former Czechoslovakia, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe (French), Guam (USA), Guatemala, Guernsey, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire), Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia (French), New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Polynesia (French), Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts & Nevis Anguilla, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Samoa Islands, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tadjikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Unknown, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (USA), Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Yeah, that’s almost everyplace.

The most popular blog post? Surprisingly, it’s My Experience with Landmark Education. Don’t go there yet. Finish here first. =) I say it’s surprising because relatively few people have even heard of Landmark. I think that’s good, because I’m not a fan. Coming in second is the ever-popular Do You Have to be Baptized to go to Heaven?. That post also has the most comments. Drop in and look around if you’re so inclined.

Thank you very much for a prosperous 2011.

What’s coming in 2012?

  • More blog posts
  • A fresh redesign
  • A small but helpful reorganizing
  • Less politics (I think)
  • More basic information about God, the Bible, Christianity
  • Basic information about other religions