Two million visitors to this web site since 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same-sex marriage is legal in Quebec!

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Advocacy News - Two million visitors since 2001

April 1, 2004

Two million visitors since 2001

They had received tremendous support, information and knowledge from friends, family and supporters who were on an email list with them throughout the process of the banns and their wedding. They just decided to enlarge the concept. Kevin said, "After all it's all about advocacy." They saw this as an opportunity to do some further networking and team-building with the other couples in Quebec and British Columbia. They didn't see the additional benefits that have come out of the site, like working with unions and world-wide communications.
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This month the traffic to this web site will surpass 2 million visitors - 40 million hits!

Equal marriage for same-sex couples was launched as a web site, without fanfare or promotion at the beginning of November 2001, only a few days after we finished writing Just Married, and in time for us to begin reporting on the proceedings of our case in Ontario court.

In 2002 we received a total of 373,124 visitors (3,724,265 hits) from 124 countries. During 2003 we received 1,072,263 visitors (185% growth over last year), who generated 18,334,557 hits (almost 400% growth) from computers in 165 countries.

Growth in Hits from Oct 2001 to Apr 2004
Growth in monthly hits on this web site.

Since then, equalmarriage.ca has grown in size and audience, bringing a Canadian perspective to an international story. It has been a tool for ourselves and counted others. This web site has surveyed the media and it in turn has been mined for information by the press. We have responded to enquiries from around the world, and material from this web site has been reproduced or referenced by newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and other web sites - by those who are against us as well as those who are with us.

This web site has also generated emails, letters, and phone calls to politicians, opinion makers, and agencies written by people concerned about equality and justice.

In the spirit of information, we pause to look more closely at some of the attributes we have found in our two million visitors.

Thank you for your ongoing support and engagement!

Kevin Bourassa and Joe Varnell

 

 

A closer look at 2,000,000 visitors

The ten most popular sections of this web site:

1. Our book: Just Married

2.Media Coverage

3. Advocacy Events

4. The Ontario marriage case home page

5. Links page

6. Equal Marriage and the law in Canada

7. The Quebec marriage case home page

8. Equality: In Our Faiths

9. Advocacy News

10. The British Columbia marriage case home page

 

The ten most popular pieces posted:

1. Public Service Announcements.

2. Ontario marriage case Divisional Court decision(July 12, 2002).

3. How to get married in Ontario.

4. Statistical Analysis of Factors Influencing Public Opinion on the Legalization of Homosexual Marriage [document removed on Jan. 12, 2005, at Mark Lehman's request, while the author updates his work].

5. Biblical Marriage: why the Bible is a bad source for the marriage debate.

6. Ten reasons why Christians should support same-sex marriage.

7. Ontario marriage case Court of Appeal decision. (June 10, 2003)

8. Evolution of marriage - timeline.

9. Attorney General of Canada - Factum for the Supreme Court of Canada.

10. Canadian Charter.

Where our visitors come from:

The majority of our visitors come to our web site from a computer registered with a commercial or institutional service provider (ie., .com, .net, .edu).

Of those visitors who use a service provider registered with a country identifier, these are the top 10 countries of origin:

1. Canada
3. Japan
5. United Arab Emirates
7. United States

9. United Kingdom
2. Saudi Arabia
4. Italy
6. Brazil
8. France
10. Netherlands

Sex is still #1

The most popular keyword used by those who find us in a search engine is "sex". Even for these people, who are looking for something quite different, this web site holds reader attention: - on average, these accidental tourists view 3.8 pages of information.

Our visitors' top search engine is google.com and their preferred Internet browser is MS Explorer.


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