Prepare to Serve – Progress Report
June’s been a good month. Since I’m still doing an internship (I need to graduate), I wasn’t able to dedicate all the time I would have liked to, to the website. Regardless, it’s been a great month!
This month we had over 4,000 search visits (highest yet), uploaded our 40th video interview with returned missionaries/converts and reached about 10,000 mission prep and LDS-friendly travel videos on the website.
Other happenings this month:
- Our “Friends of LDS Missionaries,” (Google Plus community) grew to over 1,000 members (from about 600 last month).
- We found out about and wrote articles about the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles having profiles on Google Plus and the Hastening the Work Broadcast and new website.
- We received about 1,000 new visitors to the website in one day from one blog post about the Hastening the Work website. This showed us how we are starting to rank easier for missionary-related terms. We are excited about the implications of LDS missionaries having access to Facebook and becoming more digital.
- I also redid the logos on the website to be smaller and more consistent.
- We also put up on sixth sponsor image ad.
- We also hosted our first event- an LDS Bloggers Meetup- and networked with several other Latter-day Saints who do related work online.
Things to expect in July:
- Interviews with some well-known LDS musicians, artists, speakers, etc.
- More active social media profiles on Google Plus, Facebook and Twitter (using Hootsuite to push out content).
- Completion of my internship, which will allow me to devote all my time to building up Prepare to Serve.
PreparetoServe.com – Traffic Report
Website Analytics – June 2013
Unique visitors: 7,089 (last month= 6,434)
Visits: 8,499 (last month= 7,854)
Page views: 14,465 (last month= 16,984)
New visitors: 76.9% (last month= 76.8%)
Returning visitors: 23.1% (last month= 23.2%)
Top Cities (visitors):
- Salt Lake City
- Los Angeles
- St. George
- West Jordan
- South Jordan
- American Fork
- Idaho Falls
- Las Vegas
Search visits: 4,218 (last month= 3,680)
Referral visits: 2,041 (last month= 1,978)
Direct visits: 2,240 (last month= 2,196)
Top Referring Websites:
- Cougar Board
- Google Plus
- Meridian Magazine
- LDS Report
- Just for the Sisters
- LDS Living
- 123 People
- Bad Comma
- Mormon Life Hacker
- Brock Minson blog
- Social LDS
- The Daily Herald
- Mormon Haven
- LDS Parenting blog
Website all-time stats (November 2012-June 2013)
Unique visitors: 35,374
Search visits: 16,227
Referral visits: 15,828
Direct visits: 12,598
Total visits: 44,655
YouTube Analytics – June 2013
Total subscribers: 155
Total video interview segments: 1,219
June’s video views: 6,839 (last month= 7,050)
June’s view time (in minutes): 6,352 (last month= 6,050)
Prepare to Serve – Financial Report
Sponsorship/Donations – June 2013
- DearElder.com sponsorship: $100/month
- CTR Clothing sponsorship: $100/month
- LDSBookstore.com sponsorship: $100/month
- Cover Me Modest sponsorship: $100/month
- Cougar Dental sponsorship: $100/month
Approximate total sponsorship: $500