August 3, 2015

July 2015 Reports

July was a great month!

Here are some highlights from July:

  • We conducted/edited/uploaded a bunch of interviews with RMs.
  • We conducted our second interview with a Senior Missionary Couple, which was fun and encouraging to me to do more interviews with couples.
  • We added to the mission pages
  • We published a couple social posts that helped boost our traffic, primarily through Facebook referral visits.
  • We made plans to move into a new apartment just south of BYU Campus this Fall.
  • A couple days ago we set several goals, one of which is to grow our YouTube viewership to 31,000 views/day by the end of the year (we currently get about 25,000 views/day). It’s a bit ambitious, but that’s the plan!
  • We set the goal to interview seven more well-known RMs before the end of the year.
  • We experimented with Instagram. We have about 600 followers so far. It’s been fun to learn a new platform and reach a new group of pre-missionaries and missionary parents.

Coming up in August

  • Growing our following on Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.
  • Conducting/Editing/Uploading video interviews with RMs.
  • Updating the Mission Blog Indexes on the Mission Pages.
  • Finding out how many BYU interns we will have this Fall Semester.
  • Interview 2-3 well-known RMs.
  • Grow our presence on Instagram.
  • Write a guest post for Mormon.org’s blog.

PreparetoServe.com – Traffic Report

Website Analytics – July 2015

  • Unique visitors: 54,949 (last month=46,272)
  • Visits: 74,537 (last month=65,425)
  • Page views: 149,862 (last month=141,590 )
  • New visitors: 65.1% (last month=61.5%)
  • Returning visitors: 34.9% (last month=38.5%)

Top Cities (visitors):

  1. Salt Lake City
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Provo
  4. Quezon City
  5. Phoenix
  6. Orem
  7. South Jordan
  8. Boise
  9. San Francisco
  10. St. George

Traffic Sources

  • Search visits: 52,347 (last month= 49,395)
  • Referral visits: 3,307 (last month= 3,715)
  • Direct visits: 9,716 (last month= 9,123)
  • Social visits: 9,167 (last month= 3,190)

Top Referring Websites:

  1. Facebook
  2. Pinterest
  3. Sugardoodle
  4. Reddit
  5. Blogger
  6. Mormon Missions Exposed
  7. LDS Missionaries
  8. Ex Mormon
  9. YouTube
  10. Mission Home
  11. LDS Smile
  12. LDS Living
  13. LDS Daily
  14. Life After Mission
  15. Google Plus

Website all-time stats (November 2012-July 2015)

  • Unique visitors: 787,588
  • Total visits: 1,209,347
  • Total page views  2,699,072

YouTube Analytics

YouTube Analytics – July 2015

  • Total subscribers: about 11,500 (last month=10,500)
  • Total video interview segments: about 8,393 (last month=8,153)
  • June video views:  793,552 (last month=740,066)
  • June view time (in minutes): 1,810,640 (last month=1,684,616)

Lifetime YouTube Analytics (Mar 2012-July 2015)

  • Total video views:  6,954,313
  • Total view time (in minutes): 15,143,808

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