Prepare to Serve – Progress Report
September’s been a very productive month!
The biggest accomplishment we made this month was indexing a few thousands missionary blogs, by mission. Adding these text resources has helped us to increase our search engine traffic, by an average of about 40 search visits/day in the month of September. We now get about 300-600 visits/day. One Sundays and Mondays we’re getting around 500-600 visits/day.
This month we also made five in-class announcements to Mission Prep classes to demo the website. We’re excited to being making in-class announcements to returned missionaries in the coming months.
We also created mission-specific Pinterest boards that will help us reach missionaries and their families, when they Google their missions.
Other happenings in September:
- Our “Friends of LDS Missionaries,” (Google Plus community) grew to over 1,570 members (up from about 1,460 last month).
- The Prepare to Serve project was featured in a Utah Valley Magazine Article.
- Our YouTube Channel subscribers grew to 337 (up from 293 last month). We had our first normal day with over 1,000 video views.
- We gained about 140 followers on Twitter, 45 followers on Pinterest and 30 followers on Facebook.
- We uploaded our 2,000th video to YouTube.
Things to expect in October:
- An increase in embedded videos on country/state websites.
- About 20 more hour-long video interviews.
- About 350-700 visits/day.
PreparetoServe.com – Traffic Report
Website Analytics – September 2013
Unique visitors: 8,676 (last month= 7,336)
Visits: 11,519 (last month= 9,530)
Page views: 24,177 (last month= 17,827)
New visitors: 68.5% (last month= 69.4%)
Returning visitors: 30.6% (last month= 31.5%)
Website Content (page views)
Forums: 528 (last month= 56)
Blog Lists: 9,499 (last month= 4,493)
Home Page: 1,873 (last month= 3,908)
Everything Else: 12,277 (last month= 9,370)
Total: 24,177 (last month= 17,827)
Top Cities (visitors):
- Salt Lake City
- Makati City
- West Jordan
- American Fork
- South Jordan
- St. George
- Quezon City
- Cebu City
Search visits: 7,522 (last month= 6,223)
Referral visits: 1,310 (last month= 1,189)
Direct visits: 2,687 (last month= 2,118)
Top Referring Websites:
- Deseret News
- Google Plus
- LDS Living
- Latter-day Learning
- K9 Search
- LDS Media Talk
- Mormon Life Hacker
- Meridian Magazine
- Mormon Haven
Website all-time stats (November 2012-September 2013)
Unique visitors: 64,761
Search visits: 36,179
Referral visits: 26,612
Direct visits: 22,863
Total visits: 85,656
Total page views 170,817
YouTube Analytics – September 2013
Total subscribers: 337 (last month= 293)
Total video interview segments: 2,053 (last month= 1,837)
September’s video views: 18,427 (last month= 35,000)
September view time (in minutes): 21,362 (last month= 59,187)
YouTube Analytics – All-Time (March 2012-September 2013)
Total video views: 93,060
Total view time (in minutes): 114,076