April 2016 Traffic Report

Thank you for visiting our 16th traffic report!

We will continue to publish these traffic reports because we think it is very important to be transparent with the people who are helping us spread the teaching of God’s Word! Just like we are sharing our daily people reached on our Facebook posts, we want you to know how God is using your faithfulness to share His Word with others.

You are playing a big part in reaching this world with God’s Word! Thank You!

Here are the 15 previous traffic reports!

March

February

January

2015

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Les Feldick Bible Study Mission Statement

The mission statement for Les Feldick Bible Study is to share God’s Word and allow people to become more like Christ through the study of His Word each and every day!

Content

We posted 26 videos in the month of April which increases the total to 482. We also posted 3 eBooks which brings the total to 42 Get those eBooks here.

Most popular posts in April.

  1. Video Archive – 1,484 Page Views
  2. Les Feldick Bible Study eBooks – 962 Page Views
  3. Day 459  – 646 Page Views
  4. Page 2 – 599 Page Views
  5. Day 457– 426 Page Views
  6. Day 458 – 403 Page Views
  7. Start Here – 395 Page Views
  8. Day 463 – 389 Page Views
  9.  Day 461 – 388 Page Views

Traffic

Traffic for April increased over 12% from March. We averaged over 1102 page views per day in April which was up from 955 in March! We had a 1,545 more unique visitors come to the site in April than we did in March and unique visitors per day increased by 57.  We love that more people are coming to the site and spending more time on it. We still need your help reaching more people. The data shows that when people visit our site they are spending more time learning God’s Word!

Check out this graphic below for all of the details for April.

Apr-2016 Overview Analytics

Email List

Over 47% of our traffic came from our email list in April. This was a decrease of 3% from March.  Our email list grew over 5% in April from 2,420 to 2,576. This was a little lower than last month as we gained just over 4 subscribers each day. If you are not on our email list please sign up here so you can get each video delivered daily.

Social

Our social traffic was up over 66% from March with 22%% of our traffic in April coming from social. We did not use any social sharing software in April and our traffic went up. We still need you to support by sharing our posts to help us reach more people with the teaching of God’s Word!

  • Facebook – 67 (244 Last Month) / Total 7,973
  • Google Plus – 3 (13 Last Month) / Total 374
  • Twitter – 41 (24 Last Month) / Total 636
  • YouTube – 128 (170 Last Month) / Total 1277
  • Instagram – 9 (-2 Last Month) / Total 117

Check out the graphic below with all of the information!

Apr-2016 Social Analytics

YouTube

YouTube is the most important stat that we can track! The reason is because it does not matter how many people visit the website if they never watch the videos. Our goal for this site is to get the teaching of God’s Word in front of more people

In March our hard drive that had all our videos on it crashed and we actually lost every video we had. We had to rely on the videos that are already on YouTube for our posts which is why all of our information for April on YouTube is way lower than March. April’s minutes watched when added together equals 151 Days 18 Hours down from 278 Days and 6 Hours in March.

  • Total Minutes Watched – 218,536 (400,697 Last Month)
  • Minutes Watched/Day – 7,284 (12,926 Last Month)
  • Avg View Duration – 13:52 (15:10 Last Month)

Check out the graphic below with all the information.

Apr-2016 Youtube Analytics

SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

People finding this site by searching in Google or Bing or Yahoo is very important! We really want the % of our visitors coming to our site from one of these search engines to increase each month and it has been! Our first month 5% of our traffic came from search. It is important that this number increases each month.

August – 13%
September – 12.5%
October – 12.95%
November – 11.56%
December – 12.61%
January – 15.59%
February – 18.46%
March – 17.67%
April – 14.14%

Expenses

Our expenses increased some because we are growing which is awesome! Our cost for our email list also increased because we now have more than 2,000 people on our email list which is great! We switched out hosting service which I think most of you will notice the site has became much faster. We think this will bring a better experience to our users and keep them watching longer! This almost doubled our expense for hosting but we think it is worth it!

Hosting (WPHostingSpot) – $17.50/Month

Email List (MailChimp) – $39.60/Month (Cost increased when we hit 2,500 email subscribers)

YouTube Managment (TubeBuddy) – $11.40/Month

Total – $68.50/Month

Revenue

We still have our affiliate shopping page . If you shop on Amazon or Christian Book Distributors you can go to our shopping page and click on the banner of the site you want to shop on and any item you buy on that website we will earn a small commission of the total sale.  We will be listing all the revenue that we make with this affiliate shopping page. Hopefully this can cover the costs that are mentioned above and even allow us to do some more things to help share the teaching of God’s Word!

Amazon

December – $16.23

Total 2015 – $112.23

January – $28.46
February – $21.28
March – $21.72
April – $0.00 (Having problems with Amazon Affiliate account)

Total 2016 – $71.46

Christian Book Distributors

December – $1.63

Total 2015 – $10.78

January – $1.52
February – $0.00
March – $0.00
April – $0.00

Total 2016 – $1.52

PayPal Donations

January – $202.10
February – $155.00
March – $140.00
April – $190.00

Total 2016 – $687.10

Total Revenue

December – $17.86

Total 2015 – $123.01

January  – $232.08
February – $176.28
March – $161.72
April – $190.00

Total 2016 – $760.08

 Donations

We want to make sure everyone know how grateful we are for everyone’s donations! Just know that you can also help support this site by by using out affiliate shopping page HERE.  Using out affiliate site when shopping on Amazon or a few other site does not cost you any money and you can help us out every month!

What we have planned for the rest of 2016

We have been looking at ways to increase traffic and one of those is called backlinks. What is a backlink you might be asking. A backlink is when someone puts a link to your website on their website. The more backlinks a website has the more authority Google thinks your site has.

I will be sending out an email in May asking for everyone who has a blog to write a short review and put a link to our site in their review.

If you have any suggestions on something we could do to serve you better please Contact us!

Need Your Help!

If you are on any of the social sites below please follow us. Help us share God’s Word with as many people as possible! Please share our daily posts with everyone on these social networks!

 Thanks so much for all of your support!