Saturday, November 24, 2007

Church HQ reads the bloggernacle.

They do read the bloggernacle at LDS church headquarters.


Domain Name
ldschurch.org ? (Organization)
IP Address 216.49.181.# (THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS)
ISP THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
Location
Continent : North America
Country : United States (Facts)
State : Utah
City : Salt Lake City
Lat/Long : 40.7242, -111.8787 (Map)
Distance : 1,353 miles
Language English (U.S.)
en-us
Operating System Microsoft WinXP
Browser Internet Explorer 6.0
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; LDS Church; InfoPath.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)
Javascript version 1.3
Monitor
Resolution : 1024 x 768
Color Depth : 32 bits
Time of Visit Nov 23 2007 5:37:12 pm
Last Page View Nov 23 2007 5:44:31 pm
Visit Length 7 minutes 19 seconds
Page Views 3
Referring URL
http://www.google.co... office phone number
Search Engine
google.com
Search Words
lds swedish mission office phone number
Visit Entry Page http://indybooks.blo...copy-of-book-of.html
Visit Exit Page http://indybooks.blo...copy-of-book-of.html
Out Click Swedish
http://www.ldscatalo...tURL=http%3A%2F%2Fww
Time Zone UTC-7:00
Visitor's Time Nov 23 2007 3:37:12 pm
Visit Number 22,824

3 Comments:

At 11/24/2007 02:16:00 AM, Blogger Dr. B said...

I think it is great. Find yourself a wife and I bet they will make you a mission president soon. BTW I was much older when I got married. You are the best missionary I have ever seen. Your passion for helping others is to be commended. Honestly no kidding aside you are an exceptional person who shares.

They peruse my wife's blog all the time. I keep waiting for her to get called in since she takes on diverse issues.

 
At 11/24/2007 11:36:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bookslinger, there *is* indeed evidence that people at Church HQ do read the bloggernacle, but not every instance of an ldschurch IP is such evidence -- you get the same IP when a patron at the Family History Library checks her email or his favorite blog using one of the catalog computers. In this particular case, that is probably what happened since it's unlikely someone at Church HQ would need to google the Swedish Mission Office phone number, which your visitor also did.

 
At 11/24/2007 11:57:00 AM, Blogger Bookslinger said...

You're right, the church-owned IP block is shared among many classes of users.

One interesting thing is to see how people in different cities use the same search engine query within a couple hours of each other. It's as if one person discovers something, and then emails their friend to check it out.

Or how an old page from the archives is accessed by two people within hours or minutes of each other, and the 2nd person's access doesn't have a referral page, as if it was clicked on from within their email program.

I also have to admit that I've tweaked some things for search engine ranking. I sometimes see that people are clicking on my listing in the 4th page or further down in a search result. So I then try to work those search terms in my pages to get a higher ranking.

My funniest (or weirdest, not really humorous) referral was when someone was looking for a "BOM" making guide in Urdu.

 

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