October 2015 Traffic Report
Thank you for visiting our tenth traffic report!
We will continue to publish these traffic reports because we think it is a huge deal 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 9 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 October which increases the total to 304. We also posted 3 eBooks which brings the total to 26. Get those eBooks here.
Most popular posts in October.
- Video Archive – 826 Page Views
- Les Feldick Bible Study eBooks – 705 – Page Views
- Why did God create man – 344 Page Views
- Day 293 – 313 Page Views
- Day 276 – 301 Page Views
- Day 278 – 298 Page Views
- Day 279 – 295 Page Views
- Day 286 – 278 Page Views
Traffic for October increased 4% over September. We averaged over 673 page views per day in October which was up from 668 in September! We hit over 4430 unique visitors for the month which is 5% less than last month! Not exactly sure what happened there. This just proves that growth is not guaranteed and we need to continue share and reach as many people as possible!
49.7% of our traffic came from our email list in October. This number was an increase of 1%. Our email list grew over 12% in October from 1,387 to 1,562. This increase is smaller than last month but we are still growing so that is a plus! If you are not on our email list please sign up here so you can get each video delivered daily.
21.52% of our traffic came from social which is a decrease of 1.5% from what we had in September. The software we started using in August is working. Hopefully the more we use it the more it will increase our traffic coming from social sites. I still have not been able to post regularly on Instagram. If you are not following our Instagram account you can do that HERE. I know more and more traffic is coming from organic search which is awesome but would love to see our social traffic increase back to 30%. Please help us get there by liking and sharing on social!
- Facebook – 135 (100 Last Month) / Total 1116
- Google Plus – 14 (21 Last Month) / Total 337
- Twitter – 226 (24 Last Month) / Total 435
- YouTube – 97 (89 Last Month) / Total 489
- Instagram – 1 (10 Last Month) / Total 102
Check out the graphic below with all of the information!
After removing the plugin that caused YouTube not to count the embedded views October was back up where it should be! 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
October’s minutes watched when added together equals 152 Days 19 Hours.
- Total Minutes Watched – 220,074 (117,033 Last Month)
- Minutes Watched/Day – 7,099 (3,901 Last Month)
- Avg View Duration – 14:23 (12:31 Last Month)
Check out the graphic below with all the information.
I am adding a new section to this report for SEO (Search Engine Optimization). People finding this site by performing a search 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%
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 1,000 people on our email list which is great!
Hosting (HostGator) – $9.95/Month
Social Sharing (SlackSocial) – $14.00/Month (Increased Social Shares per/day from 125 – 250)
Email List (MailChimp) – $19.35/Month (Cost increased when we hit 1,000 email subscribers)
YouTube Managment (TubeBuddy) – $11.40/Month
Total – $54.70/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
Total 2015 – $90.12
July – $0.00
August – $4.83
September – $4.32
October – $0.00
Total 2015 – $9.15
July – $0.74
August – $23.55
September – $63.98
October – $11.00
Total 2015 – $99.27
What we did in October
We are continuing to focus on SEO. We are getting more traffic from search each and every month which is great! These are people searching for God’s Word and we are helping them find it! The more people that visit our site the higher the rankings are in the search engine which causes more people to visit our site.
What we have planned for November
We are going to continue doing what we are doing. We started using TubeBuddy which helps us manage our YouTube channel. Right now we are using it to add custom cover art for our YouTube videos. We will start using a CDN (Content Delivery Network) to try and speed up our site and that should enhance the experience for our users. If you are looking for s CDN check out KeyCDN.
We are going to look at some ways to further increase the speed of the site which might even include a design refresh.
If you have any suggestions on something we could do to serve you better please Contact us!
Need Your Help!
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Help support this site!
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