February’s been a super busy month!
Some things we’ve been working on include:
- Video interviewing returned missionaries from missions we don’t have represented yet.
- Editing/Publishing 100s of in-depth mission surveys.
- Growing our Facebook following by more than 1,000 likes.
- Experimenting with creating more shareable travel videos for more general audiences.
- Re-organizing our YouTube channel content.
- Researching and selecting a new theme to upgrade our website.
- Researching and purchasing a better quality video camera and microphone.
Here are a few things we plan on working on in March:
- Redesigning website to more attractive and mobile-friendly.
- Edit/Publish several hundred more written mission surveys.
- Continue to reformat the YouTube channel.
- Create several shareable videos.
- Video interview more RMs.
- Create thumbnails and link to more mission T-shirt designs.
- Looking into Amazon Web Services as a hosting platform.
- Exploring a video interview service that could greatly expand our reach and influence (Lifey.org)
- Hold YouTube service recording sessions to pre-produce 20-30 weeks of vlogs for a half dozen languages as part of my new calling (Swahili, Mandarin, Russian, Latvian, Fijian, Spanish and Finnish).
Here’s the stats for February!
PreparetoServe.com – Traffic Report
Website Analytics – February 2016
- Users: 49,349 (last month=54,658)
- Sessions: 65,388 (last month=71,190)
- Page views: 123,688 (last month=139,455 )
- New visitors: 67.2% (last month=68.7%)
- Returning visitors: 32.8% (last month=31.3%)
Top Cities (visitors):
- Salt Lake City
- Los Angeles
- Quezon City
- West Jordan
- South Jordan
- Cebu City
- Search visits: 49,028 (last month=49,557)
- Referral visits: 1,622 (last month=1,894)
- Direct visits: 10,487 (last month=11,826)
- Social visits: 4,251 (last month=7,913)
Top Referring Websites:
- Mormon Missions Exposed
- Mission Site
- Mission Home
- LDS Missionaries
- Deseret News
Website all-time stats (November 2012-February 2016)
- Users: 1,129,867
- Sessions: 1,719,544
- Page Views: 3,715,000
YouTube Analytics – February 2016
- Total subscribers: about 20,200 (last month=18,900)
- Total video interview segments: about 10,600 (last month=10,350)
- February video views: 957,248 (last month=1,150,465)
- February view time (in minutes): 2,211,289 (last month= 3,020,647)
Lifetime YouTube Analytics
- Total video views: 13,051,366
- Total view time (in minutes): 29,147,007