The Tenrikyo Resource has now completed 2 full years of sharing information to Tenrikyo followers online. Now that we have made 2 years, I was able to compare with the first year and show more data. We were able to find lots of information that can help us understand what kind of posts were popular and what we can build on for this year!
A lot of things happened in my life this year, so I couldn’t really focus on the blog as much as I wanted to, so there were significantly less articles than last year. However, we were getting a lot of attention to our Wiki, which has been getting a lot of hits through Google and Roy has been making significant contributions adding dozens of Tenrikyo-related articles.
Top Blog Posts of 2012
“What Does a Tenrikyo Church Look Like Around the World?” was a big hit, even though it was an article written last year. Initially, I was hoping to feature photos from many churches at once, but nobody responded, so I decided to seek articles and photos directly from individuals. I was only able to make one such article and it was met with success. Hopefully, I can get more this year. Please send me an email if you are interested!
With the “three years, one thousand days” period heading to the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama starting this month, I would like have articles that help people grow spiritually for the Anniversary. If you have any ideas, please let us know!
Top Wiki Pages of 2012
|7||The Life of Oyasama||+485.71%||164||28|
|9||Tenri Forum 2006||+106.15%||134||66|
The majority of the visits to the Tenrikyo Resource were to the wiki (as opposed to the blog) via Google search and maybe other search engines. Amazingly, these pages had, at least doubled and most significantly, the Mikagura-uta page was was visited over 10 times more than last year!
I can only speculate that people are becoming more and more aware of Tenrikyo’s presence on the Internet and have started searching for other key Tenrikyo terms.
Most of the basic terms that were obviously important are found on this list, so the ones that stand out are “Churches Online” and “Tenri Forum 2006,” which are both surprises. I assume people use it as a goto link for a church’s link or people are really curious to see if what churches have websites. Hmm… maybe this another good reason to add to my article, “5 Reasons to Build a Tenrikyo Website.”
As for the “Tenri Forum 2006” page, I suspect that this reflects an anticipation for a possible Tenri Forum 2016 and/or that people are looking for any information they can from this unprecedented event.
Top Countries Visited By of 2012
Trailing Countries: Italy, India, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan
Total Countries: 112
There is not a lot of change from our staple audiences, US and Japan, so we have likely peaked and plateaued after our first year. However, there is significant progress in the area of gaining an audience from other countries like Brazil, which appears to be huge pot of potential Tenrikyo followers visiting TR. Hopefully, we will continue to see growth in other countries since I’m sure there are more people out there that we have not yet reached.
Another bright note is the increase in the number of countries that we are getting visits from. I just hope we see them come back and increase visitors from those countries.
Top Traffic Referrals of 2012
This year, we had significantly less blog posts than last year, so we really lost out on the potential visits from Facebook. We’re going to try to make it a point to increase the quantity of our posts while maintaining their quality.
Top Sources of Search Traffic of 2012
Apparently, Google Analytics doesn’t track the number visits from other search engines, so this was a good wake up call and put more attention to other search engines for more potential traffic. Though we have more than doubled in search traffic, which is a good sign in terms of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), meaning that our website has likely went up in rank on the Google search engine. As far as I can see in Hawaii, TR is ranked 3rd! Search “tenrikyo” to see what you get.
|Total Unique Visitors:||+79.61%||5,611||3,124|
|Total Page Views:||+33.52%||17,707||13,262|
|% New Visits:||+33.72%||69.06%||51.65%|
|Countries visited by:||+23.21%||112||86|
We increased our total visits and page views by over 30% compared to last year. But more importantly, the nearly 80% increase in unique visitors shows that many new visitors are discovering TR. This is good to see, but if we want to keep this up, we need to continue forward with more content!
Goals for 2013
- Publish 4 blog posts a month.
- Launch a Portuguese-language blog and wiki (more like “Brazilian blog and wiki,” but we’ll see how this goes)
I have another project I’d like to launch, but I’m not sure if I can handle it since I’m still adjusting to a lot of new things that have been happening in my life this year, so I need to get that under control.
However, we are now in the “three years, one thousand days” period heading to the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama and we should really take it up a notch, so if you are interested in contributing; whether it would be updating the wiki, sending us an idea or suggestion, or writing blog posts, please send us a message!
With the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama approaching, we would like to focus on inspiring others to grow spiritually by focusing others’ efforts on nurturing potential Yoboku and visiting Jiba in the year of the Anniversary through inspirational blog posts.