September 5, 2015

August 2015 Reports

August was a busy month!

We didn’t get as much done as we usually do, mostly because of moving to a new apartment.  But, now we’re settled and getting back into action.  Plus, we have a few interns to help us pick up the pace!

Some highlights from August:

  • We conducted/edited/uploaded a handful of interviews with RMs.
  • We found out we’ll have three student interns this semester.
  • We added tons of missionary blogs to the mission pages.
  • We moved to south of BYU campus.
  • We continued experimenting with Instagram.

Coming up in September

  • Grow our following on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Conduct/Edit/Upload video interviews with RMs.
  • Update the Mission Blog Indexes on the Mission Pages.
  • Hold weekly meetings with our interns.

PreparetoServe.com – Traffic Report

Website Analytics – August 2015

*Note: there was some undercounting of website visitors August 19-20th. Our WordPress theme automatically updated, removing our Google Analytics code. Once I noticed the update I worked to put analytics back on the website.  We probably had 1,000-2,000 more visits in August than reported here.

  • Unique visitors: 46,873 (last month=54,949)
  • Visits: 65,349 (last month=74,537)
  • Page views: 137,602 (last month=149,862 )
  • New visitors: 62.5% (last month=65.1%)
  • Returning visitors: 37.5% (last month=34.9%)

Top Cities (visitors):

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

Traffic Sources

  • Search visits: 49,699 (last month=52,347)
  • Referral visits: 2,966 (last month=3,307)
  • Direct visits: 9,515 (last month=9,716)
  • Social visits: 3,168 (last month=9,167)

Top Referring Websites:

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

Website all-time stats (November 2012-August 2015)

  • Unique visitors: 828,386
  • Total visits: 1,274,696
  • Total page views  2,836,674

YouTube Analytics

YouTube Analytics – August 2015

  • Total subscribers: about 12,800 (last month=11,500)
  • Total video interview segments: about 8,446 (last month=8,393)
  • August video views:  795,147 (last month=793,552)
  • August view time (in minutes): 1,795,509 (last month=1,810,640)

Lifetime YouTube Analytics (Mar 2012-Aug 2015)

  • Total video views:  7,795,309
  • Total view time (in minutes): 17,035,082