May 5, 2016

April 2016 Reports

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):

  1. Provo
  2. Salt Lake City
  3. Los Angeles
  4. West Jordan
  5. South Jordan
  6. Orem
  7. Logan
  8. St. George
  9. Phoenix
  10. Boise

Traffic Sources

  • 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:

  1. Facebook
  2. Pinterest
  3. Sugardoodle
  4. Blogger
  5. Mormon Missions Exposed
  6. LDS Missionaries
  7. Mission Home
  8. Mission Site
  9. LDS Media Talk
  10. YouTube

Website all-time stats (November 2012-April 2016)

  • Users: 1,225,245
  • Sessions: 1,863,181
  • Page Views:  3,980,771

YouTube Analytics

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