November 3, 2013

October 2013 Reports

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

Overview

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):

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

Traffic Sources

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:

  1. ExMormon
  2. LDS Media Talk
  3. Facebook
  4. Deseret News
  5. Blogger
  6. YouTube
  7. Twitter
  8. Pinterest
  9. Google Plus
  10. Mormon Discussions
  11. KSL
  12. Feedly
  13. Mission Home
  14. Utah Valley 360
  15. WordPress
  16. LDS Living
  17. Emails
  18. Reddit
  19. ABC 4
  20. 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

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