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Executive Director's Report for March 17, 2011

Membership Changes/Additional Fees:

  • (+      60) Added Countywide Partnership for Youth as Not-for-Profit member
  • (+      60) Added The Mangler - Fishing Lures as Basic Member
  • (+    500) Added Amy Noe Law as Sponsoring member
  • Total Change: ( + 620)

Advertising/Marketing/Community Relations

  • Sent WayNet News, featuring the WayNet Member's Guide, created by Gary Arndts
  • Wayne County Connections TV Show (Mentioned as "Producer"/Page)
  • Twittering - we now have 342 followers.  Have sent 838 tweets.
  • Facebook - 172 people "like" our Facebook page
  • Participate with the Richmond Social Media group.
  • Attend College Success Coalition Committee meeting.
  • Serve on Technology Committee for Morrisson-Reeves Library

Issues & Projects for February/March

  • Sales emails, letters or discussion regarding membership with:
    • sample
  • Planning/communication/taping for Wayne County Connections
  • Begin CSS Layout in Dreamweaver.
  • Setup account with MailChimp.
  • Search/locate/install ergonomic software, Big Stretch.
  • Install new anti-virus software.
  • Send out RFQ for Logo Work
  • Research Phone options.
  • Content:
  • Administration:
    • Continue work on an "Operations Manual" to facilitate knowledge transfer
  • Website Maintenance:  
    • Added/Removed members as required.
    • Update logos, links, as requested.
    • Review and update page links & calendar events, as necessary. Take photos.

My To-Do List:

  • Website Overhaul - continue basic layout/template setup, begin reorganizing folders and files, setup new pages as required for new layout, add auto file transfers to .htaccess as required.
  • Continue Blueprint & Usability testing in preparation for site redevelopment.
  • Set up Internship/Volunteer Program
  • Review Communication Options for Members/Share benefits.
  • Ongoing: Schedule guests for County Connections.
  • Make calls on members/potential members
  • Continue to review & update members email addresses - send "Member's Only" info.
  • Continue to review & update web pages.
  • Create volunteer program for calendar entries, content creation, news releases, etc.

Log Analysis (as of February 28, 2011)
These figures were created by the AWStats program offered online by our web host.  We also track usage with Google Analytics. For comparison, visitrichmond.org shared that their site received 3,678 visits in January 2011.

Monthly figures are posted on the Top Twenty page.  Current average is 59,439  user sessions per month.  Web page views are averaging 233,336.   Users sessions increased 7% after a 22% increase in January. Page views experienced a 9% decrease in February after a 10% increase in January - remaining relatively steady. 

4th Quarter 2010 - Quarterly figures for user sessions decreased 11% from 3rd Quarter.  Page views decreased  by 7% in the fourth quarter following a steady third quarter. 

2010 Yearly Figures show a 5% decrease to 689,268 users requesting 3,146,660 pages as compared to 723,398 users requesting 2,781,969 pages in 2009.  This is a 5% decrease in users and a 13% increase in page views over 2009. 







2009 = 723,298 2010 = 689,268


2009 = 2,781,969 2010 = 3,146,660


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