Season – I ; Issue – III
Up’s and Downs
First, we’d like to apologize for the unexpected leave of absence earlier in July. Unfortunately, it was one that could not be avoided and do hope that you can forgive us for that problem. We Have set a goal to never allow anything like that to happen again and we are looking into ways to keep that goal a reality even as this email is being composed.
However, we would also like to point out that even with our absence here at the Old Norse Paganism (Home Offices) that we continued to see positive growth on a number of fronts. We saw growth on every social media platform we have accounts on including our newest account on TikTok. We will give you those details in a moment.
Additionally, we were finally able to give away our 1 of a kind custom T-Shirt for our 100th YouTube Subscriber. We are currently waiting for them to get it. It’s our hope they will send us some proud pics of them wearing it, so we can share them here with each of you as well as on our social media sites.
The Old Norse Paganism saw a fair amount of growth as well. We increased memberships by 17 in the last 30 days. As a result, we also increased the amount of traffic the site is receiving each month to over 5GB per month. For those of you, that knows anything about data transfer that’s ios a lot of web pages being loaded at an average of 10 to 15 KB per page.
To see the stats images we included below just CLICK the image to blow it up.
We have continued to see growth on twitter and much like any social media platform, it has its ups and downs. But we are having more ups than downs so that’s a good thing. As you can see we have had a slight drop off on the number of people looking at our profile but are up in all other categories of the Twitter analytics system. You can see that overall our tweets are reaching more than 13K people and that’s nothing to shake a stick at when you think about how new and small of an organization we are.
As you can see we had a big drop in July and again this is assumed to be due to the lack of content being produced as we were absent. However, when we made a comeback you can see that immediately there was a spike in our over analytics with YouTube and things are headed once more in the right direction. We are averaging 1+ new subscribers a day at this point and we were able to give the custom T away. We are currently waiting for the winner to get the shirt and we will be making a post with his name and hopefully, he will send us a few pics to show of his ONP SWAG!
We only started an account just over a month ago on TikTok so the stats are new and the account is still getting some really good growth as you can see. We have had more than 1,200 video views and more than 300 followers. These are results we couldn’t be happier with. We look forward to continuing to grow on TikTok. That in mind we have started a daily video series that we share both on Youtube and TikTok called Daily Norse Trivia often referred to as #DNT. It’s out every day at 7 PM CST. Be sure to check it out to test your knowledge and play along.
It seems we have absolutely excelled on Instagram. What makes these stats stand out so much is that Instagram only allows for a week’s works of stats at a time and unfortunately can get a total overview as we can with other sites. When Drakkar took over the Instagram account in March it had a mere 55 followers and 20 ish posts. As you can see in a short time frame he has taken the account to the next level. In fact, Instagram has even offered us the ability to monetize the account. WAY TO GO DRAKKAR!
Please be sure to give a big shout out to our Instagram Manager Drakkar. He is rocking that shit like a superstar and we couldn’t be where we are on Instagram without him!
This image shows the main page of our analytics account. As you can see we have still seen some growth, even in our absence for the majority of July. That said you can also see an increase in the bounce rate. We are working to figure out what the culprit is behind that as we speak. If you see things on the site that makes you say “Goodbye” please let us know so that we may address them as quickly as possible. This site is built for you.
On the next image below you can see Where the majority of our traffic comes from. It’s important you know that each team member of ONP has had their IP Address blocked from analytics so their visits are not counted. The
fact that a majority of our traffic is direct tells me that people are either returning members or clicking direct links that are put out on social media platforms aka referrals.
The fact that organic traffic is coming in as our secondary source for traffic is awesome. It means all the dollars and efforts we have been putting into search engine optimization are beginning to pay off. Organic for those that don’t know means is when someone type say the word “Norse” and in the results, Old Norse Pagansim’s website comes up and Id guess either page 1 or 2 and I’m not saying we do for that word, but that person click on it that’s an organic landing on our sit.
Now the final Google Analytics image we have for you is to show you the number of people that use our site on a daily basis. If you look in the last month we have had 700+ users with 900 sessions. That means that 200 of those users are returning users. Awesome right.
Okay, now it gets even better. If you look at the line chart you can see that each day we are averaging 30+ users. Now you can also see that on the downside people are only staying for about a minute and viewing a page and a half. So how do we fix this? We need your feedback here. You know better than anyone what you are looking for.
For those that have time, we are looking for people to manage the other social media platforms as currently its the founder Richard that manages all of the remaining social media as well as the website and the collection of the information for this newsletter. He could definitely use some help if anyone would like to volunteer. As always you can look at our Volunteer page, there are a number of positions available that we would love to have filled as soon as we can.
This month we continued to see growth in the number of people that became a part of the Old Norse Paganism Community. Last month our first month we gained 12 members including members of the Old Norse Paganism Team.
This month we gained an additional 19 giving our community a total of 173 members. As you can see the growth picked up a little from our previous newsletter. We were expecting that given we did not release a newsletter last month.
Midgard Times Newsletter Subscriptions
In July we had a total of 220 Subscribers to the Midgard Times Newsletter. Not too bad considering we missed last month.
Unfortunately, with the continued decline of the market and the increase in unemployment once again we have had no sales. We did have our YouTube giveaway which technically counts as a sale through our vendor but there was no profit made on it and we took a loss financially which was expected when we announced the giveaway, but we were also hopeful there would have been more sales to help counterbalance that loss.
Please remember that if you are struggling we also have counseling/Mentoring services available in the Market as well. We know these are trying times and sometimes it helps just to have someone to listen. Of course, we won’t stop you from helping us out by purchasing any items we have in the market as well.
*NOTE* Due to the COVID Pandemic our vendor has asked that we please inform you to expect between a 4 to 8 week delivery time. The reason for these delays is due to reduced personal in manufacturing as well as the reductions made by various postal and mail services that may be required to complete and fulfill your orders.
This offer applies to every 10th customer to make a purchase only. Additionally, it only applies to the first 100 customers in total. meaning customer 110 will not qualify.
In addition in order to qualify for this offer, the customer must make a purchase of $50 or more.
We have no way of knowing who will make every 10th purchase there for after every 10th customer has made their purchase we will notify you via email that you are the 10th customer this weekend to make a purchase and that you will be getting a refund/discount of $15 US
We will initiate a refund/discount of $15 US Dollars within 48 hours of the date of the expiration of this offer. Please note that bank systems may vary in processing times to allocate said refunds and thus we have limited control on how long it will take for your refund/Discount to be applied to your purchase.
This Offer is not valid with any other offer
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Just a Reminder
FREE Email Service
As members of the Old Norse Paganism, you qualify for a FREE 1GB email account. To see the details and get started with your account today go to ONP-Mail Registration
We have been talking about getting this service put together for months and now it is here. That’s right you can now get your very own norse.faith email address and show the world your nordic pride as you send out emails.
All you have to do to get your FREE 1GB ONP-Mail account is go to the ONP-Mail Signup page and complete the form. This service is limited to Old Norse Paganism Community Members only. Additionally, it should be known that by signing up for a FREE ONP-Mail Account you are in agreeance with the ONP-Mail Policies.
Daily Norse Trivia
We have started a new daily post that is made readily available each day on both the Old Norse Paganism YouTube Channel and the Old Norse Paganis TikTok Profile. The new daily post is called #DNT or Daily Norse Trivia. Its a 1 minute or less video series that asks a Norse related trivia question as gives the answer to the previous day’s question in a short video. These videos are released each day at approximately 7 PM CST except on Sundays we do not make a post for #DNT.
We are still looking for a number of volunteers that are willing to commit to the Old Norse Paganism community to make it a better place.
We ask that if you elect to volunteer for a position within the community that you honor your word and stick to it no matter what. Our founder Richard believes that if you tell someone or make a commitment you honor it no matter what. That you as a person are only as good as your word! Need we say more? No more than what we ourselves do and no more than what our ancestors did.
For a complete list of openings please visit the Volunteer page. You can also find directions there to learn how to apply for the volunteer roles that are available.
In The Works
Things we are working on for you.
- New Products for the Market
- An Animated Video Series; Depicting the History of Norse
- New Columns & Articles
- Self Paced Norse Classes
- More social features, including chat, realtime updates, and more…
For a more complete list and information about future features click HERE.
Thank you once again for being a subscriber to the Midgard Times Newsletter. As always we love you and thank you for the amazing support and dedication you show us. May the gods be with you and keep you and your families safe. Until next we meet…