February 3, 2016

January 2016 Reports

January’s been a stellar month!

We’ve now collected more than 2,000 mission surveys and are on track to having 3,000 surveys posted on the respective mission pages by the end of the semester. Our ten BYU student interns have been doing great work so far.

Here are a few things we plan on doing in the next several months:

  • Collect/Edit/Upload the 3,000th mission survey on preparetoserve.com.
  • Conduct/Edit/Upload 100 more video interviews with RMs on our YouTube channel.
  • Interview RMs from at least 50 missions we currently don’t have interviews for yet.
  • Interview another dozen well-known RMs about their missions.
  • Create 15-20 shareable compilation/travel-type videos (to see if we can boost viewership and growth)
  • Redesign website and YouTube channel layout.

Here’s the stats for January!

PreparetoServe.com – Traffic Report

Website Analytics – January 2016

  • Users: 54,658 (last month=48,199)
  • Sessions: 71,190 (last month=65,425)
  • Page views: 139,455 (last month=134,129 )
  • New visitors: 68.7% (last month=64.7%)
  • Returning visitors: 31.3% (last month=35.3%)

Top Cities (visitors):

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

Traffic Sources

  • Search visits: 49,557 (last month=49,359)
  • Referral visits: 1,894 (last month=1,797)
  • Direct visits: 11,826 (last month=10,469)
  • Social visits: 7,913 (last month=3,800)

Top Referring Websites:

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

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

  • Users: 1,085,960
  • Sessions: 1,654,156
  • Page Views:  3,591,312

YouTube Analytics

YouTube Analytics – January 2016

  • Total subscribers: about 18,900 (last month=17,000)
  • Total video interview segments: about 10,350 (last month=10,242)
  • January video views:  1,150,465 (last month=858,236)
  • January view time (in minutes): 3,020,647 (last month=1,897,987)

Lifetime YouTube Analytics

  • Total video views:  12,095,232
  • Total view time (in minutes): 26,936,839