October 6, 2015

September 2015 Reports

September has been an exciting month!

It feels great to be all settled into our new apartment and to have been joined by our four wonderful interns! This semester we plan to get to 700 video interviews (another 115 or so) and we also plan to collect lots of written surveys for the mission pages. We also plan to interview some more well-known RMs and do some more creative social media marketing.

We set up a booth for a few days in the Wilkinson Center and collected 300-350 email addresses of RMs willing to be interviewed, or help with the project. I’ll probably start emailing them later today.

Coming up in October

  • Grow our following on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Conduct 40 or so video interviews with RMs.
  • Add 10-20 mission surveys to the mission pages.
  • Hold weekly meetings with our interns.
  • Give out pizza to BYU students in exchange for survey responses.
  • Have my Mormon.org blog guest post published.

PreparetoServe.com – Traffic Report

Website Analytics – September 2015

  • Users: 54,785 (last month=46,873)
  • Sessions: 73,827 (last month=65,349)
  • Page views: 155,701 (last month=137,602 )
  • New visitors: 66.4% (last month=62.5%)
  • Returning visitors: 33.6% (last month=37.5%)

Top Cities (visitors):

  1. Salt Lake City
  2. Provo
  3. Quezon City
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Phoenix
  6. South Jordan
  7. Orem
  8. Boise
  9. San Francisco
  10. Logan

Traffic Sources

  • Search visits: 48,677 (last month=49,699)
  • Referral visits: 2,324 (last month=2,966)
  • Direct visits: 10,859 (last month=9,515)
  • Social visits: 11,967 (last month=3,168)

Top Referring Websites:

  1. Facebook
  2. Pinterest
  3. Sugardoodle
  4. Blogger
  5. LDS Missionaries
  6. Mormon Missions Exposed
  7. Mission Home
  8. YouTube
  9. LDS Living
  10. Mission Site

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

  • Users: 877,350
  • Sessions: 1,274,696
  • Page Views:  2,992,375

YouTube Analytics

YouTube Analytics – September 2015

  • Total subscribers: about 13,800 (last month=12,800)
  • Total video interview segments: about 8,725 (last month=8,446)
  • September video views:  749,005 (last month=795,147)
  • September view time (in minutes): 1,639,932 (last month=1,795,509)

Lifetime YouTube Analytics (Mar 2012-Sep 2015)

  • Total video views:  8,576,608
  • Total view time (in minutes): 18,739,968