Prepare to Serve – Progress Report
November’s been a great month!
The biggest accomplishment we made this month was indexing and embedding hundreds of YouTube videos about countries- their history, wildlife, tourist attractions, weather, etc. We also had a lot more website visits and youtube views in November.
Other happenings in November:
- Our “Friends of LDS Missionaries,” (Google Plus community) grew to about 1,770 members (up from about 1,680 last month).
- Preparetoserve.com had significant growth in daily visitors (470-1000 visitors/day)
- Our YouTube Channel subscribers grew to 649 (up from 429 last month).
- We gained about 47 followers on Twitter, 194 followers on Pinterest and 60 followers on Facebook.
- We uploaded our 2,600th video to YouTube.
- We received press coverage from BYU’s Daily Universe
Things to expect in December:
- Finish embedding videos on country websites (I will go through and make sure there are six or more video playlists in each country’s video player.)
- About 15 more hour-long video interviews.
- About 600-1,000 visits/day.
- Create more text indexes (mission maps, addresses, quotes, etc.)
PreparetoServe.com – Traffic Report
Website Analytics – October 2013
Unique visitors: 18,683 (last month= 12,400)
Visits: 25,741 (last month= 16,695)
Page views: 60,388 (last month= 40,548)
New visitors: 66.1% (last month= 68%)
Returning visitors: 33.9% (last month= 32%)
Top Cities (visitors):
- Salt Lake City
- Makati City
- West Jordan
- South Jordan
- St. George
- American Fork
- Los Angeles
- Idaho Falls
Search visits: 18,036 (last month= 12,264)
Referral visits: 1,645 (last month= 1,508)
Direct visits: 2,786 (last month= 2,057)
Social visits: 3,274 (last month= 866)
Top Referring Websites:
- LDS Media Talk
- Deseret News
- Mormon Missions Exposed
- Mormon Discussions
- Mission Home
- Facinasians Blog
- LDS Living
- Mormon Haven
- Noodle Tools
- The Returned Missionary
- Your LDS Blog
- Cache Valley Daily
- Cougar Board
Website all-time stats (November 2012-November 2013)
Unique visitors: 93,068
Total visits: 128,087
Total page views 271,747
YouTube Analytics – November 2013
Total subscribers: 649 (last month= 429)
Total video interview segments: 2,670 (last month= 2,301)
October video views: 47,555 (last month= 30,245)
October view time (in minutes): 79,087 (last month= 36,431)
YouTube Analytics – All-Time (March 2012-November 2013)
Total video views: 170,860
Total view time (in minutes): 229,722