September 5, 2016

August 2016 Reports

August has been an excellent month!

Hands down, the best thing that happened to us this month was the birth of our third child. Mom and baby are doing great! We’re so grateful everything went well with the delivery!

Aside from the birth of our daughter, here are five exciting developments in the works:

  1. We’re developing a sweet browsable, embeddable video player to allow people to watch the Prepare to Serve YouTube videos directly on the mission pages on PreparetoServe.com. The video player will hopefully be functional by the end of September. The player will be able to be embedded on missionary blogs, etc.
  2. We decided to create resource pages for various LDS callings. For example we plan to aggregate/create resources for Ward Choir Directors, Primary Teachers, Bishops, etc. (surveys, blogs, groups, video interviews, etc.)
  3. We found a great office space in Provo, for a tremendous price. We should be moving in mid-September.
  4. We were assigned a team of BYU interns for Fall semester. I’m looking forward to meeting them this week. We’ll be picking up the pace with content creation and marketing. 🙂
  5. We started to crowdsource Prepare to Serve-like content about various health conditions on lifey.org/health (see the beginnings of the project here: lifey.org/health/medical-conditions). Eventually Lifey.org/health will have in-depth video and text resources on 100+ medical conditions. This is just the beginning of Lifey- it’s going to be fantastically amazing!

PreparetoServe.com – Traffic Report

Website Analytics – August 2016

  • Users: 58,763 (last month=102,328)
  • Sessions: 77,158 (last month=127,985)
  • Page views: 142,762 (last month=201,966 )
  • New visitors: 66.2% (last month=73.5%)
  • Returning visitors: 33.8% (last month=26.5%)

Top Cities (visitors):

  1. Salt Lake City
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Provo
  4. Quezon City
  5. West Jordan
  6. Phoenix
  7. Orem
  8. Makati
  9. Boise
  10. South Jordan
  11. Lehi
  12. Seattle
  13. Sandy
  14. Draper
  15. St. George

Traffic Sources

  • Search visits: 53,090 (last month=53,192)
  • Referral visits: 1,690 (last month=1,802)
  • Direct visits: 10,158 (last month=15,268)
  • Social visits: 12,220 (last month=57,719)

Top Referring Websites:

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

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

  • Users: 1,462,729
  • Sessions: 2,209,742
  • Page Views: 4,589,556

YouTube Analytics

YouTube Analytics – August 2016

  • Total subscribers: about 27,300 (last month=26,000)
  • Total video interview segments: about 11,694 (last month=11,694)
  • August video views: 717,221 (last month=932,929)
  • August view time (in minutes): 1,606,901 (last month=2,064,343)

Lifetime YouTube Analytics

  • Total video views: 18,252,406
  • Total view time (in minutes): 40,662,257