March 2, 2016

February 2016 Reports

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):

  1. Provo
  2. Salt Lake City
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Quezon City
  5. West Jordan
  6. Orem
  7. South Jordan
  8. Rexburg
  9. Logan
  10. Cebu City

Traffic Sources

  • 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:

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

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