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Executive Director's Report for March 8, 2007

Applied for fee waiver:  

Membership Changes/Additional Fees:

  • (+  60)  Added Friends Fellowship Community as a Not-for-Profit Member
  • (+ 500) Added Eaton Computers as a Sponsoring Member

Advertising/Marketing/Community Relations

  • Signed contract for a sidebar ad on the Palladium-Item web site.  $175/month for 12 months.
  • Ongoing: Business card size ad in the Centerville News newsletter for 12 months (cost $25 membership + $100/12 ads)

Issues & Projects for January/February/March

  • Figured out a way to get the web site to back up nightly. (SyncBackSE - will purchase for $35).
  • Received $775 insurance bill - researched, found policy with VanVleet/Bartel for $286.
  • Perform requested updates on the Wayne County Genealogical Society page.
  • Create a web page for Step Up Wayne County, a Wayne County Vision committee.
  • Work with  regarding move to 501(C)(3).
    • Research and follow-up on discussion at 2 special board meetings. 
    • Letter requesting withdraw of WayNet's 501(c)(3) application sent.
  • Website Maintenance:  
    • Researched and added captcha's to forms to help reduce spam issues.
    • Begin researched on Drupal (content management system) and WordPress (Blogging Software).
    • Download and begin exploration of Microsoft Web Expressions.
    • Update footer pages (change translation links to Google.)
    • Review and update page links & calendar events, as necessary. Take photos.

Log Analysis (as of February 28, 2007)
These figures were created by the AWStats program offered online by our web host. 

Monthly figures are now being posted on the Top Twenty page. Due to an anomaly in usage of the back end of the Talk of the Town program, our usage spiked in March and has slowly dropped off since then.  AMHosting had an issue/moved our server at the end of October.  As a result, we lost 5 days of log information.  Current average is 50,810  user sessions per month.  Web page views (hits) are averaging 165,130.   Users sessions increased 3% from January to February.  Page views increased by 68% in January, then came dropped 41% in February, giving us a total gain of 27%

4th Quarter 2006 - Quarterly figures for user sessions decreased by 13% over 3rd Quarter but are up 20% from the 4th Quarter in 2005.  Page views decreased by 16% but are up 5% from the 4th Quarter in 2005.

2006 Yearly Figures show a 42% increase to 657,784 users requesting 1,693,456 pages as compared to 463,839 users requesting 1,419,408 pages in 2005.  This is a 42% increase in users and a 19% increase in page views over 2005


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