August 2, 2016

July 2016 Reports

July’s been an excellent month!

I’ve got about a million things I need to do, so I’m going to keep the updates short this month:

  • We decided to rent a 3-room office on University Avenue (near the Provo library). Our office will have two video recording booths and a main office/lounge. The recording booths will most likely become a free community resource to allow people to record their parents’ life histories, and also to continue to record missionary interviews. If any of you ever need a place to record 4K videos of talking heads, feel free to let me know, we’d love to help! It’s free. ūüôā
  • We decided to begin plucking the low-hanging fruit of social website traffic, by creating regular shareable blog posts (like LDS Living, LDS Smile and LDS Daily do). July was our first month above 100,000 unique visitors and 200,000 page views. The goal is to keep website traffic at above 100,000 visits per month from here on out. This will be good for sponsors as it will help to increase exposure and referral visits.
  • Since switching from Bluehost to AWS hosting, we’ve seen a dramatic improvement in server speed and reliability. Below¬†is a screenshot that shows average server response time when we used Bluehost compared to AWS.

server response time bluehost vs aws

PreparetoServe.com – Traffic Report

Website Analytics РJuly 2016

  • Users:¬†102,328 (last month=49,760)
  • Sessions:¬†127,985 (last month=66,103)
  • Page views:¬†201,966 (last month=122,999 )
  • New visitors:¬†73.5% (last month=65.8%)
  • Returning visitors:¬†26.5% (last month=34.2%)

Top Cities (visitors):

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

Traffic Sources

  • Search visits:¬†53,192 (last month=47,392)
  • Referral visits:¬†1,802 (last month=1,695)
  • Direct visits:¬†15,268 (last month=10,186)
  • Social visits:¬†57,719 (last month=6,830)

Top Referring Websites:

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

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

  • Users:¬†1,411,699
  • Sessions:¬†2,132,584
  • Page Views:¬†¬†4,446,794

YouTube Analytics

YouTube Analytics РJuly 2016

  • Total subscribers:¬†about 26,000 (last month=24,800)
  • Total video interview segments:¬†about 11,694 (last month=11,595)
  • July¬†video views:¬†816,623 (last month=932,929)
  • July¬†view time (in minutes):¬†1,797,458 (last month=2,064,343)

Lifetime YouTube Analytics

  • Total video views:¬†17,535,185
  • Total view time (in minutes):¬†39,055,355