Directors Report for October 10, 2000
for fee waiver:
New Not-for-Profit Members:
- Purdue University
New Basic Members:
New Expanded Members:
New Sponsoring Members:
Existing Sponsoring Members
Renewed Their Membership:
Existing Sponsoring Members Invoiced:
- Palladium-Item (past
- Pal-Item will printed
30,000 brochures. 20,000 were inserted in the Tuesday, 9/26/00
issue. We retained 10,000 for distribution
- Ran ad in the
Pal-Item to tell people to look for the insert.
- A Tuesday
"E-Section" classified listing was purchased. One year
- Spoke to Golden K
Kiwanis Club about WayNet.
- Attended Chamber
Expo as guest - handed out brochures & pens, said hello to current
- Preparations for
WayNet Annual Meeting - including
Best Web Site Awards, Speaker, Room set up.
- Prepare/post Employment
- Jane and John Weber
met with Emmett Smelser, publisher of the Palladium-Item, at his
request. Discussion on our Employment Classified section.
- Posted Mayor
Miller's election photo & included link in WayNet News.
- Took new photos
at Levi Coffin House. Began process of updating
photos. We receive requests for reprint permission averaging
On-Going Projects for the coming month
- Terms of Service
policy - needs to be updated and approved.
- Continue to look at alternative funding sources.
- Prepare letter for distribution to restaurants and motels touting benefits of our
- Prepare links page
for Voter Information.
Log Analysis for
Ran weekly and posted on the Members Only
page. Monthly user sessions increased 12% in September 2000,
after an 6% decrease in August. Page views increased also.
Interestingly, there recently has been less variation in the weekday and
weekend numbers. This indicates a solid local user base. As our
users become "return users", they will refer to WayNet for
specific items, with less general surfing. The "user" is
our more important number. The user sessions increased by 98% and
the page views by 103% over September of 2000.
3rd Quarter 2000
- Quarterly figures for user sessions rose 11% from 2nd Quarter '00
levels. This is the first time we have experienced a rise during the
3rd quarter - typically a time for outdoor activities. 3rd Quarter
'00 usage increased 111% over 3rd Quarter '99.
1999 Yearly Figures
show an outstanding 100,426 users requesting 310,586 pages. It's
difficult to do a true comparison as we did not purchase the logging
software until mid-February '99, but a rough estimate is that we nearly
tripled our visitors/hits from the previous year.