The end of the year brings lists upon lists of what transpired the previous 12 months. Bible Gateway is no exception.
In 2013, BibleGateway.com (@BibleGateway) was visited 456 million times and generated more than 1.5 billion views (yes, that’s right: with a “b”). Visitors spent more than 76 million hours exploring the Bible and scriptural matters on BibleGateway.com.
English was by far the language of choice for users, followed by Spanish, Portuguese, and French (31% of our visitors were from outside the USA). People visited BibleGateway.com from a total of 242 countries or territories, including Vatican City, Israel, Palestine, China, Vietnam, Cuba, and North Korea. The top 10 countries visitors came from were the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Philippines, Colombia, Singapore, and South Africa.
The majority ages of users ranged from 18-34, with men slightly outpacing women in the total age spectrum. And desktop computers were used twice as many times as mobile/tablet devices to access the site.
The top 10 Bible verses searched for on BibleGateway.com in 2013 were:
1. John 3:16
2. Jeremiah 29:11
3. Philippians 4:13
4. Romans 8:28
5. Psalm 23
6. Proverbs 3:5-6
7. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
8. Romans 12:2
9. Philippians 4:6
10. Joshua 1:9
And in 2013 we started the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²), an international network of independent bloggers who meaningfully blog—and who are serious—about matters relating to the Bible.
We look forward to engaging our visitors (you!) in the Bible even more in 2014. Come back often; sign up for our daily email devotionals, reading plans, and verses of the day; and tell your friends, family, church, and followers to as well. Follow us on Twitter and LIKE us on Facebook. You may even want to make BibleGateway.com your computer’s homepage for quick and repeated access. Thanks!