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WayNet Director's Report - July 20, 2017

Membership
Changes/Additional Fees:

  • (+$60) Indiana Cuddle Cot Campaign
  • (+$300) LuLaRoe Stacey Myers
  • (+$360) Total Memberships

  • (+$ 25) Wayne County Fairgrounds
  • (+$ 100) Wayne County Foundation
  • (+$ 125 ) Total One Time Sales
  • Wayne County Connections TV Show (Viewers directed back to website /Page)
    • Taped 2 show segments:
    • June taping/July show featured Wayne County Clerk of Courts, Debbie Berry.
    • July taping/August show will will feature John Cook, the new Performing Arts Manager for Civic Hall Performing Arts Center.
    • Sheriff Jeff Cappa is scheduled to be our guest in August.
    • Beth Fields is helping organize guests with several upcoming shows, featuring Wayne County Government offices and departments. Thanks, Beth!
    • The WC Connections page received 34 pageviews from 13 users from May 16 through July 19 per Google Analytics.
  • Twitter - we now have 2,037 followers, a 2.0% increase. Have sent 3,371 tweets.
  • Facebook - 1,228 people "like" our Facebook page (2.5% increase), 75% are female, 24% male.
  • Our Flickr account regularly receives 500 to 1,600 views daily. Occasionally, we will have an anomaly and it bursts up to 20,000+ in one day. Our 12,716 photos have received 3,149,423 views since we joined in 2005.
  • Our Instagram account (@waynet_org) has 68 posts, 182 followers and 236 following.
  • Researched and fixed issue with new Google Custom search function.
  • Met with Teri Hedemark - with Flaherty & Collins
  • Troubleshoot Issues with Birth to Five Calendar - still in process.
  • Ordered new portable drive to archive photos - current one nearly full. Used $24 credit from Amazon.
  • Explore Community Calendar Software
  • Send out RFP for site redevelopment so that we know what sort of ballpark we're talking about, if we're going to redesign.
  • RESEARCHING: Site Redevelopment
    • Three development companies contacted. One expressed interest, one passed, but offered another name, one I have not received any response from.
  • RESEARCHING: Google Forced Change: Purchase of SSL Certificate - Discussion
    Nonsecure Collection of Passwords will trigger warnings in Chrome 56 for http://waynet.org/

    To: owner of http://waynet.org/

    Beginning in January 2017, Chrome (version 56 and later) will mark pages that collect passwords or credit card details as "Not Secure" unless the pages are served over HTTPS.

    The following URLs include input fields for passwords or credit card details that will trigger the new Chrome warning. Review these examples to see where these warnings will appear, and so you can take action to help protect users' data. The list is not exhaustive.

    http://www.waynet.org/talk/talk/messages/15/57.html?1211921835

    The new warning is the first stage of a long-term plan to mark all pages served over the non-encrypted HTTP protocol as "Not Secure".

    Here's how to fix this problem:

    Use HTTPS pages to collect sensitive information
    To prevent the "Not Secure" notification from appearing when Chrome users visit your site, move collection of password and credit card input fields to pages served using the HTTPS protocol.

    Read the WebFundamentals article
    Need more help?

    • Learn more about this change in the blog post "Moving Towards a More Secure Web."
    • Learn how to Secure your site with HTTPS.
    • Ask questions in our forum for more help - mention message type [WNC-10026400].
  • Content:
    • Updated: All links to Area 9 needed to be changed to Lifestream.
  • Hagerstown Flying Circus
  • EDC Office in the Pennsylvania Depot
  • Father-Daughter Take a Walk
  • MRL - The Water Show
  • RCO Concert at Elstro Plaza
  • 4-H Fair
  • 1st Bloom & Glow
  • Picnic Me Up
  • City Fit
  • Elstro Plaza
  • National Road Yard Sale
  • Farmer's Market
  • Website Maintenance:
    • Clean broken internal links.
    • Update logos, links, as requested.
    • Review and update page links & calendar events, and press releases as necessary. Take photos.
  • Technical issues:
    • Custom Google Search needs code updated.
    • Historic Downtown Tour. Map is now not working - need to follow up.
    • Website Overhaul - continue transferring pages to new layout - New, Spotlight and Minutes are still outstanding to transfer. Often viewed spotlighted items are transferred as they receive notice.
    • Research updated calendar software options
    • Ongoing: Schedule guests for County Connections.
    • Ongoing: Make calls on members/potential members
    • Ongoing: Continue to review & update web pages.
    • Prepare & Mail invoices and statements each month, Accounts Receivable
    • Ongoing - Review files for clean up using Screaming Frog SEO spider and Optimizr.com.
    • Set up Internship/Volunteer Program

    Google Analytics Report for 2016 / Comparison to 2015

    Current Google Analytics Report, compare previous period

    Current Google Analytics Report, compare same period/previous year

    This report compares our analytic figures from May 16, 2017 to July 19, 2017 with the same period the previous 2 months. The second report compares it to the same period the previous year.

    Note that our unique visits are down significantly, likely due to our site being "dinged" by Google for not being "mobile-friendly". However, our pages/visit and time on site are relatively steady, as compared to 2016. Likely this is because while we're missing the casual surfer, we're retaining our core group of local visitors.

    Historical Background

    The figures that were formerly in this section were created from the statistics generated by the AWStats program offered online by our web host.

    One of the major changes that occurred with AMHosting moving our site to a new server (which is supposed to be more stable) is that we no longer have access to AWStats, the statistics program we have been using for years.

    The downside is that we can no longer compare apples to apples when looking at our historical data. The good news is that we have had Google Analytics set up on the site for some time, so we can still maintain a long-term overview by looking at this service.

    The key - to me - is to properly choose which metrics are important to us and to be able view them quickly and easily on a regular basis. Google Analytics offers such a depth of information, it can feel like you're drowning in it.

    Once we have settled on what metrics are important to us, these can be published in a report which is emailed on a regular basis. Should this be sent to the board group mail - once a month?, once a week?, once a quarter?

    I just (as in 9/17/15) updated the code used on our website to the most current version for Google Analytics. Hopefully, this will improve the reporting, but there is a small possibility that things could be awry. I will keep monitoring it. I know there are old pages on our site that do not have the Analytics code on them. As I continue to switch the older pages to our new layout, this will be corrected.

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    As of the 2010 U.S. Census, Wayne County had 68,917 citizens.