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):
- Salt Lake City
- Los Angeles
- Quezon City
- South Jordan
- San Francisco
- St. George
- 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:
- Mormon Missions Exposed
- LDS Missionaries
- Ex Mormon
- Mission Home
- LDS Smile
- LDS Living
- LDS Daily
- Life After Mission
- 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 – 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