April 3, 2015

March 2015 Reports

Progress Report

March was a great month!

We recently conducted the 500th video interview with returned missionaries.  We set up a booth at BYU for four days and had 100-200 RMs write their emails down as willing to potentially be interviewed about their mission.  Since emailing them, managing the emails has been pretty crazy- scheduling dozens of interviews.

I believe we reached a new traffic high for the website this month (67K visits) and also a new high for YouTube subscribers (over 1,000).  Since making the change of putting buttons at the top of each page of the website linking to sponsors, the referral visits we send sponsors’ websites increased dramatically.

I gave a few in-class announcements to mission prep classes.  We bought a used iMac and upgraded our internet speed.

Coming up in April

  • Conducting and uploading video interviews with returned missionaries (about 30-40).
  • Growing our social media presence on Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.
  • Updating Mission Blog indexes.
  • Backing up our videos.
  • Attending the LDS Missionary Expo.
  • Editing/uploading the 500th video interview.

PreparetoServe.com – Traffic Report

Website Analytics – March 2015

Overview

  • Unique visitors: 47,746 (last month= 40,198)
  • Visits: 67,384 (last month= 54,977)
  • Page views: 148,146 (last month= 126,583 )
  • New visitors: 63.1% (last month= 64.9%)
  • Returning visitors: 36.9% (last month= 35.1%)

Top Cities (visitors):

  1. Salt Lake City
  2. Provo
  3. South Jordan
  4. Orem
  5. Phoenix
  6. Logan
  7. Los Angeles
  8. Quezon City
  9. Boise
  10. Manila
  11. Rexburg
  12. St. George
  13. Denver
  14. Ogden
  15. San Francisco

Traffic Sources

  • Search visits: 49,573 (last month= 39,621)
  • Referral visits: 3,003 (last month= 2,245)
  • Direct visits: 10,038 (last month= 8,828)
  • Social visits: 4,769 (last month= 4,283)

Top Referring Websites:

  1. Pinterest
  2. Facebook
  3. Sugar Doodle
  4. LDS Smile
  5. Blogger
  6. Definitely Filipino
  7. Mormon Missions Exposed
  8. Mission Home
  9. Ex Mormon
  10. LDS.net

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

  • Unique visitors: 612,132
  • Total visits: 929,611
  • Total page views  2,103,378

YouTube Analytics – March 2015

  • Total subscribers: about 7,460 (last month= 6,430)
  • Total video interview segments: about 7,496 (last month= 7,121)
  • March video views:  647,167 (last month= 615,262)
  • March view time (in minutes): 1,465,337 (last month= 1,324,893)

YouTube Analytics – All-Time (March 2012-March 2015)

  • Total video views:  3,382,955
  • Total view time (in minutes): 6,989,243
*If you have any questions for me about the project, feel free to let me know!