Prepare to Serve – Progress Report
October’s been a wonderful month!
The biggest accomplishment we made this month was indexing and embedding hundreds of YouTube videos about U.S. states- their history, wildlife, tourist attractions, weather, etc.. Now we have at least six embedded video playlists on every U.S. state website. Now you can watch 30-150 videos about any U.S. state, on Preparetoserve.com
In October I made in-class announcements to find more returned missionaries to interview. As a result I found about 40-50 more BYU students willing to be interviewed.
Other happenings in October:
- Our “Friends of LDS Missionaries,” (Google Plus community) grew to about 1,680 members (up from about 1,570 last month).
- Preparetoserve.com had significant growth in daily visitors (350-800 visitors/day)
- Our YouTube Channel subscribers grew to 429 (up from 337 last month).
- We gained about 180 followers on Twitter, 15 followers on Pinterest and 50 followers on Facebook.
- We uploaded our 2,300th video to YouTube.
- We uploaded intro videos to our YouTube channel, in preparation for a press release I will make in a week when we upload our 100th video interview.
Things to expect in November:
- An increase in embedded 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 20 more hour-long video interviews, including an interview with T.C. Christensen.
- About 400-1,000 visits/day.
- Possible media exposure to our YouTube channel.
PreparetoServe.com – Traffic Report
Website Analytics – October 2013
Unique visitors: 12,400 (last month= 8,676)
Visits: 16,695 (last month= 11,519)
Page views: 40,548 (last month= 24,177)
New visitors: 68% (last month= 69.5%)
Returning visitors: 32% (last month= 30.6%)
Top Cities (visitors):
- Salt Lake City
- West Jordan
- Makati City
- South Jordan
- St. George
- Idaho Falls
- Los Angeles
- American Fork
- Mandaluyong City
Search visits: 12,264 (last month= 7,522)
Referral visits: 1,508 (last month= 532)
Direct visits: 2,057 (last month= 2,687)
Social visits: 866 (last month= 778)
Top Referring Websites:
- LDS Media Talk
- Deseret News
- Google Plus
- Mormon Discussions
- Mission Home
- Utah Valley 360
- LDS Living
- ABC 4
- Mormon Basics
Website all-time stats (November 2012-October 2013)
Unique visitors: 76,087
Search visits: 48,443
Referral visits: 28,986
Direct visits: 24,920
Total visits: 102,351
Total page views 211,365
YouTube Analytics – October 2013
Total subscribers: 429 (last month= 337)
Total video interview segments: 2,301 (last month= 2,053)
October video views: 30,245 (last month= 18,427)
October view time (in minutes): 36,431 (last month= 21,362)
YouTube Analytics – All-Time (March 2012-October 2013)
Total video views: 124,112
Total view time (in minutes): 151,409