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Executive Director's Report for September 9, 2010

Membership Changes/Additional Fees:

  • (-  300) Removed Olympian Candies
  • (+   60) Added Peer Information Center for Teens, Inc.
  • Total Change: ( - 240 )

Advertising/Marketing/Community Relations

  • "Wayne County's Secret Asset" Opinion Article by Gary Arndts published in the Palladium-Item
  • Met with Tom Butters at the Hagerstown Art Place
  • Wayne County Connections TV Show (Mentioned as "Producer"/Page)
  • Twittering - we now have 235 followers.  Have sent 529 tweets.
  • Facebook - auto-posts our Twitter feed, 80 people "like" our Facebook page
  • Serve on Technology Committee for Morrisson-Reeves Library

Issues & Projects for July/August/September

  • Created online video for how to use the Community Calendar.
  • Added/Removed members as required.
  • Planning/communication for Wayne County Connections
  • Used 72 hours of benefit (vacation) time.
  • Admin -
  • Website Maintenance:  
    • Prepared 3 weeks of updates.  Thanks to Dudley & Jodi for their assistance while I was gone!
    • Switched Google Analytics Code to new, updated version.
    • Update logos, links, as requested.
    • Review and update page links & calendar events, as necessary. Take photos.
      • Events included: Hagerstown Flying Circus, Reid Ride, Save the Depot, State Fair Band Day, Autumn Oaks.

My To-Do List:

  • Website Overhall - review updated CMS possibilities.
  • Plan Board Retreat
  • Set up Internship/Volunteer Program
  • Review Communication Options for Members/Share benefits.
  • Schedule guests for County Connections.
  • Continue Blueprint & Usability testing in preparation for site redevelopment.
  • Make calls on members/potential members
  • Continue to review & update members email addresses - send "Member's Only" info.
  • Continue to review & update web pages.
  • Create volunteer program for calendar entries, content creation, news releases, etc.

Log Analysis (as of August 31, 2010)
These figures were created by the AWStats program offered online by our web host.  We also track usage with Google Analytics.

Monthly figures are posted on the Top Twenty page.  Current average is 57,649  user sessions per month.  Web page views are averaging 264,692.   Users sessions decreased 1% in August after a larger 7% decrease in March.  Page views increased 3% in August after a 4% decrease in July.  We often see a dip in the busy summer months. 

2nd Quarter 2010 - Quarterly figures for user sessions decreased 5% from 1st Quarter.  Page views decreased  by 3% in the second quarter following a significant 10% increase in the 1st Quarter of 2010. 

2009 Yearly Figures show a 7% decrease to 723,298 users requesting 2,781,969 pages as compared to 780,140 users requesting 1,960,314 pages in 2008.  This is a 7% decrease in users and a 42% increase in page views over 2008. 

2008 = 780,140  2009 = 723,298

2008 = 1,960,314  2009 = 2,781,969

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