February 4, 2017

January 2017 Reports

January was an awesome month!

We have 14 awesome interns helping us grow our projects this semester. It is busier than ever, but super exciting!

Some things we’ve been working on:

  • sharing video interviews with returned missionaries
  • adding missionary blogs to the mission pages
  • adding written surveys to the mission pages
  • publishing regular blog posts on the website
  • creating compilation Prepare to Serve videos
  • creating free video life histories for people
  • creating version 1.0 of the Lifey app that’s going to change the world of information
  • creating Lifey Health interviews
  • etc, etc.

This semester two teams are focusing on growing the website viewership of preparetoserve.com through daily long-form power posts. The other team is focusing on jumpstarting of Lifey, our free video life history service.

I’m so excited to show you the Lifey app- version 1 is almost complete. I really view the app as being the climax of my career and focus of the next 10 years of my career. Video interviews with RMs, people with health conditions and life histories have all led up to the app. The app will allow you to essentially browse to any group of people you want to learn from, ask any question and view short video responses to any of your questions. So stay tuned! Lifey is going to be awesome. Like the Prepare to Serve YouTube channel, but way better, and on any life experience, not just missions.

PreparetoServe.com – Traffic Report

Website Analytics – January 2017

  • Users: 59,257 (last month=58,230)
  • Sessions: 73,151 (last month=72,662)
  • Page views: 136,975 (last month=128,065 )
  • New visitors: 72.7% (last month=70.2%)
  • Returning visitors: 27.3% (last month=29.8%)

Top Cities (visitors):

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

Traffic Sources

  • Search visits: 51,190 (last month=47,316)
  • Referral visits: 1,342 (last month=1,510)
  • Direct visits: 8,911 (last month=8,139)
  • Social visits: 11,708 (last month=15,697)

Top Referring Websites:

  1. Facebook
  2. Pinterest
  3. YouTube
  4. Sugardoodle.net
  5. Blogger

Website all-time stats (September 2012-January 2017)

  • Users: 1,720,099
  • Sessions: 2,577,373
  • Page Views: 5,235,958

YouTube Analytics

YouTube Analytics – January 2017

  • Total subscribers: about 32,170 (last month=30,750)
  • Total video interview segments: about 12,040 (last month=11,996)
  • January video views: 909,660 (last month=727,918)
  • January view time (in minutes): 2,133,345 (last month=1,703,473)

Lifetime YouTube Analytics

  • Total video views: 22,167,033
  • Total view time (in minutes): 49,237,461