December 2015 Traffic Report
Thank you for visiting our twelfth 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 11 previous traffic reports!
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!
We posted 31 videos in the month of December which increases the total to 365. We also posted 2 eBooks which brings the total to 31. Get those eBooks here.
Most popular posts in December.
- Video Archive – 810 Page Views
- Les Feldick Bible Study eBooks – 757 – Page Views
- Day 357 – 430 Page Views
- Day 358 – 380 Page Views
- Shop – 347 Page Views
- Start Here – 337 Page Views
- Day 355 – 327Page Views
- Day 351 – 316 Page Views
Traffic for December increased over 20% from November. We averaged over 735 page views per day in December which was up from 629 in November! We hit over 5100 unique visitors for the month which is 46.9% more than last month! As you can see our traffic did exactly what we wanted it to do! This just proves that growth is possible when the Lord’s people step up and share the teaching of God’s Word with others!
Check out this graphic below for all of the details for December.
Almost 45% of our traffic came from our email list in December. This number was a decrease of 9%. This is actually a good thing! We are getting more of our traffic from other ways! Our email list grew over 12.5% in December from 1,664 to 1,876. This increase is larger than last month and we gained almost 7 subscribers each day. If you are not on our email list please sign up here so you can get each video delivered daily.
Our social traffic jumped 10% with 22% of our traffic coming from social. As I mentioned before we were banned from sharing on Facebook Groups in November which caused us to have lower social traffic in Nov. In December we were able to share to Facebook Groups which helped us a lot! The software we started using in August is working is still working well.
- Facebook – 108 (59 Last Month) / Total 1283
- Google Plus – 4 (14 Last Month) / Total 341
- Twitter – 30 (22 Last Month) / Total 487
- YouTube – 104 (95 Last Month) / Total 688
- Instagram – 0 (1 Last Month) / Total 110
Check out the graphic below with all of the information!
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
December’s minutes watched when added together equals 176 Days 5 Hours.
- Total Minutes Watched – 253,791 (217,053 Last Month)
- Minutes Watched/Day – 8,186 (7,235 Last Month)
- Avg View Duration – 14:45 (14:53 Last Month)
Check out the graphic below with all the information.
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%
Our expenses increases some because we are growing which is awesome! The software we are using for Social Sharing has really helped with our traffic from social but we had to increase our package! Our cost for our email list also increased because we now have more than 1,500 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
Social Sharing (SlackSocial) – $14.00/Month (Increased Social Shares per/day from 125 – 250)
Email List (MailChimp) – $24.75/Month (Cost increased when we hit 1,500 email subscribers)
YouTube Managment (TubeBuddy) – $11.40/Month
Total – $67.65/Month
We just started an 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!
July – $0.74
August – $18.72
September – $59.66
October – $11.00
November – $5.88
December – $16.23
Total 2015 – $112.23
July – $0.00
August – $4.83
September – $4.32
October – $0.00
November – $0.00
December – $1.63
Total 2015 – $10.78
July – $0.74
August – $23.55
September – $63.98
October – $11.00
November – $5.88
December – $17.86
Total 2015 – $123.01
What we did in December
The big thing we did in December was changed our hosting service. We went with a new company who only deals with WordPress sites. The customer service is great and the speed of our site improved dramatically! Like I said earlier this should help improve the experience for our users and thus cause them to spend more time on our site learning from the Word of God!
What we have planned for 2016
We are looking at switching to a different theme which will increase speed and functionality of our site. This will again improve the user experience and cause the teaching of the Word of God to be seen by more people!
If you have any suggestions on something we could do to serve you better please Contact us!
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