Director's Report - August 18, 2011

Membership
Changes/Additional Fees:

  • Photo Sales
    • Wayne County Tourism Bureau (1)
  • Total Change: ( + 25)
  • Wayne County Connections TV Show (Mentioned as "Producer"/Page)
  • Twittering - we now have 416 followers.  Have sent 1,002 tweets.
  • Facebook - 238 people "like" our Facebook page (9% increase in one month)
  • Met with potential vendor/member.
  • Follow up with visitors who shared their email on our survey
  • Planning/communication/taping for Wayne County Connections
  • Continue work on CSS Layout in Dreamweaver.
  • Attended Staff meeting at Morrisson-Reeves Library.
  • Content:
    • Launched new site on August 4, 2011
    • Update/create pages to new layout:
      • Home
      • Employment
      • Things To Do
        • Movies
        • Tours
      • Discover Wayne County
      • About Wayne County
      • Knowledge Center
      • Contact Us
      • Agenda
      • Working on: About Us
  • Website Maintenance:  
    • Added/Removed members as required.
    • Update logos, links, as requested.
    • Review and update page links & calendar events, as necessary. Take photos.
      • State Fair Band Day
      • Bark in the Park
  • 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.
  • Set up Internship/Volunteer Program
  • Ongoing: Schedule guests for County Connections.
  • Ongoing: Make calls on members/potential members
  • Review & update members email addresses
  • Ongoing: Continue to review & update web pages.
(as of July 31, 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 52,766  user sessions per month.  Web page views are averaging 232,873.  Users sessions decreased 3% after a 16% decrease in June. Page views were level in July after a 7% decrease in June.  Declining viewership is to be expected at this busy, outdoor season and is consistent with our history, but may be a bit higher than previously noted due to increasing usage of Facebook.

2nd Quarter 2011 - Quarterly figures for user sessions decreased 13% from 1st Quarter.  Page views decreased  by 9% in the second quarter following a 1% increase in the first 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. 

Chart: Monthly User Sessions
Chart: Monthly Page Views
Chart: Unique Visitors
Chart: Quarterly User Sessions
Chart: Quarterly Page Views
Chart: Annual Visitors
2009 = 723,298 2010 = 689,268
Chart: Annual Page Views
2009 = 2,781,969 2010 = 3,146,660

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