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Executive Director's Report for May 8, 2008

Applied for fee waiver:  

Membership Changes/Additional Fees:

  • (+ 60) Added Comcast as a Basic Member
  • (- 60) Removed Insight as a Basic Member
  • (-300) Removed Law Office of Thomas E. Kemp

Advertising/Marketing/Community Relations

  • Attend EDC Annual Meeting and Chamber Farm Tour - both to take photos for the site and to network with local business leaders.
  • Sold photo to Brand Awareness for use by EDC - Photo appears on the EDC's 2007 annual report (no credit).
  • Ongoing: KICKS96 promotion - "Exclusive Partner" on KICKS96 community calendar (supplied by, 20 mentions/month and 5 -:30 promos per week. $125/month 1/08-12/08 - 11/07 & 12/07 Free.  (Update - they have updated their website and now link to us under the "Kicks Cares" heading.)
  • Ongoing: Business card size ad in the Centerville News newsletter for 12 months (cost $25 membership + $100/12 ads)

Issues & Projects for March/April/May

  • Prepare Federal and Indiana tax forms.
  • Uploaded new "how to" article submitted by Friends Fellowship Community.
  • Handled several technical issues caused by our web host and/or the City network.
  • Discovered issue with Google Images and hotlinking - researched and changed server settings.
  • Created & sent WayNet News, March edition.
  • Added Google Adsense to 5 additional spotlight pages, identified at our March meeting.
  • Website Maintenance:  
    • Renewed domain at savings of $43.98 over 2 years.
    • Using link checker software, I am slowly reviewing and fixing outdated links.
    • Review and update page links & (lots) calendar events, as necessary. Take photos.

Log Analysis (as of May 2, 2008)
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.  Current average is 63,112  user sessions per month.  Web page views are averaging 155,489.   Users sessions increased 38% in April, which I would attribute to additional visitors to the Levi Coffin page and also to the change of a setting on our server to redirect those "stealing" our bandwidth by using a direct link to our photos to our page with our photo policy.  Page views increased by 21% April. 

1st Quarter 2008 - Quarterly figures for user sessions stayed constant from 4th Quarter after the 9% increase from the 3rd Quarter of 2007.  Page views increased by 7% in the first quarter following a 3% increase in the 4th Quarter of 2007.

2007 Yearly Figures show a 2% increase to 668,203 users requesting 1,772,590 pages as compared to 657,784 users requesting 1,693,456 pages in 2006.  This is a 2% increase in users and a 2% increase in page views over 2006

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