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Executive Director's Report for May 14, 2009

Applied for fee waiver:  

Membership Changes/Additional Fees:

  • (+ 60) Added Clare Seffrin Bond as a Basic Member
  • (+ 60) Added BeautySak as a Basic Member
  • (-  60) Removed Dennison House as a Basic Member
  • Total Change: (+ 60)

Advertising/Marketing/Community Relations

  • Wayne County Connections TV Show (Mentioned as "Producer"/Page)
  • Began Twittering - we now have 77 followers.
  • Compile & send an issue of "WayNet News"
  • Uploaded photos to Panoramio (to show on Google Earth) to project positive image of Wayne County
  • Distribute brochures to the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce, at their request.

Issues & Projects for March/April/May

  • Prepared 2008 tax forms for both WayNet and ICNA.
  • Continue research on best practices for Twitter/customized Twitter page background.
  • Review/sign up for additional Social Networking sites to make sure WayNet receives exposure on LinkedIn, Facebook.
  • Backup previous year's photos to DVD and store them at Morrisson-Reeves Library.
  • Finish research of online backup systems & purchase 1 year of Carbonite.
  • Out 2 days for vacation/a couple of Dr. appointments
  • Research, follow-up on ICNA dissolution.  Balance as of 12/31/2009: $42,887.49 - approximately 5-8 organizations still involved.
  • Committee meetings re:1979 historical architecture inventory - looks like an opportunity for more "content" for
  • Attend Whitewater Scenic Byway Conference. Multi-county/state collaboration effort.
  • Update Drupal (content management system) installation/levering outside training efforts.
  • Added/Removed members as required.
  • Website Maintenance:  
    • Update Restaurant listing - Add & Remove as required
    • Purchase ($19.99) & set up xml-sitemap to obtain better Google indexing.
    • Using link checker software, I am slowly reviewing and fixing outdated links.
    • Review and update page links & calendar events, as necessary. Take photos.

Log Analysis (as of April 30, 2009)
These figures were created by the AWStats program offered online by our web host.  We also track usage with Google Analytics.

Monthly figures are now being posted on the Top Twenty page.  Current average is 65,199  user sessions per month.  Web page views are averaging 183,386.   Users sessions increased 19% in April after a slight 3% dip in March.  Page views increased by 18% in April after a small 5% decrease in March. 

1st Quarter 2009 - Quarterly figures for user sessions increased 4% from 4th Quarter.  Page views increased 7% in the first quarter following a level in the 4th Quarter of 2008.

2008 Yearly Figures show a 17% increase to 780,140 users requesting 1,960,314 pages as compared to 668,203 users requesting 1,772,590 pages in 2007.  This is a 17% increase in users and a 14% increase in page views over 2007

2008 = 780,140

2008 = 1,960,314

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