April 5, 2014

March 2014 Reports

Prepare to Serve – Progress Report

March has been a wonderful month!

We had our first month with an average of more than 2,000 visits to the website per day and at least 2,000 video views per day.  We also had our first month with an average of more than 1,000 search engine visits per day.  We also grew our Facebook and Pinterest following by over 1,500 followers.  We’ve been networking with people who have large followings on Facebook and collaborating with them (about 50-300K followers).

Here are some other things that happened in March:

  • Our “Friends of LDS Missionaries,” (Google Plus community) grew to about 2,155 members (up from about 2,051 last month).
  • Our YouTube Channel subscribers grew to about 1,275 (up from 1,063 last month).
  • We gained about 40 followers on Twitter, 880 followers on Pinterest, 212 followers on YouTube and 650 followers on Facebook.
  • We uploaded our 3,400th video to YouTube.
  • We transcribed several video interview segments.
  • I gave a talk in the BYU Varsity Theatre about sharing the Gospel online.

Things to expect in April:

  • 20 video interviews with returned missionaries.
  • 1,250-1,800 visits/day.
  • A booth at BYU for several days.
  • Collaboration with SugarDoodle.net.
  • Updating of the mission blog indexes.
  • Scheduling 30+ blog posts on travel topics (from video transcriptions).
  • Video interviews representing 5-7 countries we don’t have yet represented (places like India, Kenya, etc.).

PreparetoServe.com – Traffic Report

Website Analytics – March 2014

Overview

Unique visitors: 48,383 (last month= 27,811)
Visits: 62,024 (last month= 36,919)
Page views: 118,804 (last month= 78,914)
New visitors: 72.1% (last month= 67.9%)
Returning visitors: 27.9% (last month= 32.1%)

Top Cities (visitors):

  1. Provo
  2. Salt Lake City
  3. Logan
  4. South Jordan
  5. Orem
  6. Rexburg
  7. Makati
  8. Boise
  9. Manila
  10. Layton
  11. St. George
  12. Bountiful
  13. Lehi
  14. American Fork
  15. Denver
  16. Ogden
  17. Draper
  18. Mesa
  19. Los Angeles
  20. Sandy

Traffic Sources

Search visits: 32,279 (last month= 25,761)
Referral visits: 1,477 (last month= 1,597)
Direct visits: 8,304 (last month= 4,067)
Social visits: 19,964 (last month= 5,732)

Top Referring Websites:

  1. Facebook
  2. Pinterest
  3. YouTube
  4. ExMormon
  5. Mission Home
  6. Mormon Missions Exposed
  7. Blogger
  8. LDS Media Talk
  9. LDS Smile
  10. Twitter
  11. Google Plus
  12. Deseret News
  13. Utah Valley 360
  14. LDS.net
  15. KMVT
  16. LDS Living
  17. Flipboard
  18. Mormon Life Hacker
  19. The Idea Door
  20. Idaho Press

Website all-time stats (November 2012-March 2014)

Unique visitors: 200,620
Total visits: 284,856
Total page views  606,544

YouTube Analytics – March 2014

Total subscribers: 1275 (last month= 1063)
Total video interview segments: 3,420 (last month= 3,234)

March video views:  94,541 (last month= 60,566)
March view time (in minutes): 201,514 (last month= 100,909)

YouTube Analytics – All-Time (March 2012-March 2014)

Total video views:  445,617
Total view time (in minutes): 718,059

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