No that isn’t the new amount of money we need to raise for the building!
One of the guys I’ve discovered, and thoroughly enjoyed on Twitter is Michael Hyatt. He is the CEO of Thomas Nelson, & every day he has helpful stuff on his site. Well, one of the sites he mentions on his resource page was Twitter Grader. They basically look at your Twitter profile, run some diagnotics and give you a grade…I got a 90! But the site I was really excited about was Website Grader.
They not only look up a bunch of info, and give you a grade on your site (we scored an 82!) But they even give you practical steps you can do to improve your site, and make it more effective.
One of the things they do is check your Alexa ranking (Alexa is an online service that measures traffic for millions of sites on the Internet in a similar way to Nielsen television show ratings. ) Our website has an Alexa rank of 12,057,698 which is in the top 43.06 % of all websites. Now on the one hand, you might think, “12 million? That’s pretty low”…until you read the part where it mentions that we are in the top 43% of all websites…a medium sized church, in a small city, that most people can’t pronounce properly, & yet we are in the top 43% of all website traffic! That’s pretty cool!
So, I wanted to give a quick mention to the company who designed our site, Ancient Wisdom Pro. They were great to work with and we’ll definitely use them for our next redesign. I also wanted to say thanks to Ivan Daykov. Probably 2 or 3 times per week I’ll see something on another site, or in an article & I’ll send Ivan an email asking how we can do that, and he consistently finds an inexpensive way to keep improving our site.
Okay, this is starting to sound like an Oscar speech. That was a great way to start off my day though! Here is our report if you are interested.