April’s been a great month!
It’s been a fun semester getting to work alongside our student interns. Here’s a few highlights from this past month:
- Uploaded video interviews with returned missionaries.
- Collected/edited/published written surveys from returned missionaries.
- Finalized the concept for our upcoming mobile app.
- Added hundreds of missionary blogs to our index (part of the annual blog index update).
- Published a highlight compilation video showcasing 50 different languages spoken by missionaries.
Some plans for May:
- Complete the annual mission blog index update (likely adding 2,000+ blogs to the index).
- Start developing a mobile app.
- Continue to video interview returned missionaries (including another singer from Vocal Point, a YouTuber, and a blogger.)
- Create a few free video life histories for people to test the concept (see http://lifey.org/cyndee to check out the Lifey I’m working on for my mother).
PreparetoServe.com – Traffic Report
Website Analytics – April 2016
- Users: 55,447 (last month=52,188)
- Sessions: 73,848 (last month=69,789)
- Page views: 135,434 (last month=130,337 )
- New visitors: 66.5% (last month=66.5%)
- Returning visitors: 33.5% (last month=33.5%)
Top Cities (visitors):
- Salt Lake City
- Los Angeles
- West Jordan
- South Jordan
- St. George
- Search visits: 55,069 (last month=53,227)
- Referral visits: 1,891 (last month=1,802)
- Direct visits: 11,177 (last month=11,555)
- Social visits: 5,711 (last month=3,205)
Top Referring Websites:
- Mormon Missions Exposed
- LDS Missionaries
- Mission Home
- Mission Site
- LDS Media Talk
Website all-time stats (November 2012-April 2016)
- Users: 1,225,245
- Sessions: 1,863,181
- Page Views: 3,980,771
YouTube Analytics – April 2016
- Total subscribers: about 22,800 (last month=21,500)
- Total video interview segments: about 11,050 (last month=10,900)
- April video views: 873,977 (last month= 957,902)
- April view time (in minutes): 1,929,994 (last month= 2,128,197)
Lifetime YouTube Analytics
- Total video views: 14,964,392
- Total view time (in minutes): 33,390,629