Executive Director's Report for March 13, 2008
for fee waiver:
- (+ 400) Added
Aflac Agent, Angela Johnson as Commerce (Business + Webpage) Member
- (+ 250) Sold use of
10 photos to Lingle Real Estate for use in their new website design.
- (+ 440) Changed
Friends Fellowship Community from Not-for-Profit to Sponsoring Member.
- Presented to
Rotary Club on 1/22/2008.
promotion - "Exclusive Partner" on KICKS96 community calendar
(supplied by WayNet.org), 20 mentions/month and 5 -:30 promos per
week. $125/month 1/08-12/08 - 11/07 & 12/07 Free. (Update
- we now have a large graphic. They have not charged as of yet.
Likely are not doing "mentions", only featuring "Events on the
WayNet.org Community Calendar".)
- Ongoing: Sidebar ad on the Palladium-Item web site. $175/month
for 12 months. Contract ended on 2/17/2008.
- Ongoing: Business card size ad in the Centerville News newsletter for
12 months (cost $25 membership + $100/12 ads)
& Projects for January/February/March
- Set up new computer,
installed programs, transferred files. Wrestled with a small
technical noise issue that seems to be fixed for the time being.
Received official permission from IU East that they did not need the old
computer returned. Packaged & sent to Dell to recycle (free
- Had to purchase new
keyboard ($30) and new printer cable ($20), due to updated connections
on the new system.
- On 1/24/2008 we
received a request to remove the serial number information for the Starr
Pianos from the publisher of the book from which this information was
gleaned. We quickly complied, while explaining our thoughts on the
reason it was not under copyright.
- Three times our
server has not let us have access to the site, one the site was down
entirely. I am beginning to explore other hosting options so that
we can take action if this continues.
- Met with Marketing
committee to discuss marketing plans for 2008.
- Create pages & make
updates to accommodate "Basic Fee Waiver"
membership option approved at the January 2008 meeting.
- Explore Google
AdSense for those pages that receive high traffic with little local
importance. (Policy review on 1/10/2008.)
- Began process to
transfer & renew our waynet.com domain from Network Solutions to
Summersault, a savings of $43.98 over 2 years.
- Finished a
project I began in 2005, converting an old historical brochure for
Street in the Starr District to a web page.
- Uploaded some
older (up to 2002) photos to Flickr for easier access.
- Using link checker software, I am slowly reviewing and fixing outdated
- Review and
update page links & calendar events, as necessary. Take
(as of February 29, 2008)
were created by the
AWStats program offered online by our web host.
Monthly figures are now being posted on the
Top Twenty page. Current
average is 59,855
user sessions per month. Web page views are
Users sessions increased 24% in January and
in February. Page views
17% in January and decreased by 7% in February. A small decrease
in users is not unusual for February due to the reduced number of days
in the month.
- Quarterly figures for user sessions increased by 9% from 3rd
Quarter after the 9% decrease from the 2nd Quarter of 2007. Page views
increased by 3% in the fourth quarter following a 10% decrease
in the 3rd Quarter of 2007.
2007 Yearly Figures
show a 2% increase to 668,203 users requesting 1,772,590 pages
as compared to 657,784 users requesting 1,693,456 pages in 2006. This is
a 2% increase in users and a
2% increase in page views over 2006.