February 2016 Traffic Report
Thank you for visiting our 14th 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 13 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 29 videos in the month of February which increases the total to 425. We also posted 3 eBooks which brings the total to 36 Get those eBooks here.
Most popular posts in February.
- Video Archive – 1,641 Page Views
- Les Feldick Bible Study eBooks – 1,100 Page Views
- Day 397 – 738 Page Views
- Day 405 – 437 Page Views
- Day 406 – 367 Page Views
- Start Here – 364 Page Views
- Day 409 – 353 Page Views
Traffic for February increased over 5% from January. We averaged over 1002 page views per day in February which was up from 889 in January! We had a 6 less unique visitors come to the site in February than we did in January but unique visitors per day increased . We love that people who are coming to the site are spending more time on it but would also like to see more people coming to the site! This is why we need your help reaching more people. The data shows that when people visit our site they are spending more time learning God’s Word!
Over 55% of our traffic came from our email list in February. This number was a increase of 4% over January. Our email list grew over 9% in February from 2,070 to 2,260. This was a little lower than last month as we gained just over 6.5 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 was down almost 4% from January with 12.59% of our traffic in February coming from social. We did not use any social sharing software in Februart. Facebook did not ban us but we also did not get the reach we had been in the previous months. We did run a few ads on Facebook as a trial to get more likes and as you can see below it worked. However those like did not translate into website visits.
- Facebook – 6,247 (132 Last Month) / Total 7,662
- Google Plus – 13 (17 Last Month) / Total 371
- Twitter – 57 (27 Last Month) / Total 571
- YouTube – 126 (165 Last Month) / Total 979
- Instagram – -2 (0 Last Month) / Total 108
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
February’s minutes watched when added together equals 247 Days 7 Hours up from 217 Days and 10 Hours in January.
- Total Minutes Watched – 356,153 (313,135 Last Month)
- Minutes Watched/Day – 12,281 (10,101 Last Month)
- Avg View Duration – 15:16 (15:02 Last Month)
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%
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) – $30.00/Month (Cost increased when we hit 2,000 email subscribers)
YouTube Managment (TubeBuddy) – $11.40/Month
Facebook Ad’s (Facebook) – $56.17
Total – $115.07/Month
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!
December – $16.23
Total 2015 – $112.23
January – $28.46
February – $21.28
Total 2016 – $49.74
Christian Book Distributors
December – $1.63
Total 2015 – $10.78
January – $1.52
February – $0.00
Total 2016 – $1.52
January – $202.10
Total 2016 – $357.10
December – $17.86
Total 2015 – $123.01
January – $232.08
February – $176.28
Total 2016 – $408.36
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 did in February
We ran our first Facebook ad which helped us get all the new Facebook likes. This however did not result in traffic to our site. Hopefully it will just take some time for these likes to pay off.
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 April 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!
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Thanks so much for all of your support!