Some Website Statistics from 2008

We are happy to announce that our website visits have increased each of the last three months. (Because  we  changed stat counters a couple of times since we went live last June, it is difficult to give consistent statistics for all six months of our history.) We average around 900 unique visitors per day. We have had a total of 15,500 unique visitors since October 1. (That number is a little inflated since anyone who has disabled “cookies” on their computer will get counted as a new visitor each time they come on to the site.)

Our largest volume days have been during the announcment of the synodical restructuring and the days we chronicled the gay/lesbian issue in the Pacific Northwest.

Here are the  unique visits per day (totaled for the month)

  • September – 24,951
  • October – 26,030
  • November – 27,186
  • December – 28,744

We hope you will help us grow the number of visitors by sharing this website with your Lutheran friends, relatives and fellow church members. It is crucial for them, whether they are conservative, liberal or somewhere in between, to know what is going in their synod and to grow in their understanding of the Lutheran Confessions.

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.


Some Website Statistics from 2008 — 3 Comments

  1. Just one more point that struck me — our lowest day was thankfully Christmas day. We had only 320 pageviews that day; I presume most BJS readers spent the day with their families. That week we had an average of well over 1000 pageviews.

  2. Norm: Are you using Webalizer for the statistics? We have those on our site and are pretty consistently baffled between pages tranferred, unique visits and total hits. The one thing we do see use in is the referral source and how people find us.


  3. Actually using several different packages — WordPress Stats provide actual page views which are pretty accurate. provides the most accurate stats. provides very fancy “who’s watching your site now” and pretty good analytics. And of course, the web server statistics provide the most accurate “actual loads”. Each has it’s own plusses and minuses; obviously the server’s stats are perfectly accurate, but it includes robots, spam robots, etc. It basically gives you an upper number of what your maximum viewers are. The others are inaccurate for one reason or another. It is a bit of a art coming up with what we think are accurate figures.

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