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WayNet Director's Report - September 21, 2017

Changes/Additional Fees:

  • (+$60) Preserve Richmond, Inc. (Reinstatement)
  • (+$300) Knife Informer
  • (-$60) BSN Sports
  • (-$60) Alzheimer's of Greater Indiana
  • (+$240) Total Memberships
  • Wayne County Connections TV Show (Viewers directed back to website /Page)
    • Taped 2 show segments:
    • August taping/ September show featured Wayne County Sheriff, Jeff Cappa.
    • September taping/October show will will feature Tara Jamison and Dr. Warren Fournier from Richmond State Hospital.
    • The WC Connections page received 29 pageviews from 23 users from July 20 through September 20 per Google Analytics.
  • Twitter - we now have 2,175 followers, a 6.7% increase. Have sent 3,585 tweets.
  • Facebook - 1,235 people "like" our Facebook page (.05% 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 13,601 photos have received 3,385,112 views since we joined in 2005.
  • Our Instagram account (@waynet_org) has 76 posts, 233 followers and 282 following.
  • Received back 1 proposal for site redevelopment.
  • Received and installed new portable hard drive, allowing more room for photo storage
  • Met with John Cook at Civic Hall to offer calendar instruction.
  • Share my knowledge with community members on various issues, such as press release for National Register Announcement for the downtown Gaar house, and Mary Walker's concerns regarding Richmond's Wikipedia entry.
  • Track down broken links, update site with new members, once they have paid.
  • Update logo and link for Sponsoring member, Dudas Law.
  • Cleaned up Quickbooks Database, archiving members who are no longer active.
  • Meet with Executive Committee to discuss board openings.
  • Lots and Lots of events and press releases.
  • RESEARCHING: Site Redevelopment
    • Three development companies contacted. One submitted a proposal, 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.


    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.
  • Chanticleer String Quartet
  • State Fair Band Day
  • Hagerstown Jubilee Days
  • Centerville's Archway Days
  • 2 Earlham Convocations
  • Potterypalooza
  • RHS Homecoming Parade
  • Pumpkin Market Day
  • Lemonade Day
  • Canal Days
  • Farmer's Market
  • Radford's Market Opening
  • 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:
    • Still need to purchase & set up SSL Certificate
    • 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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    Wayne County, Indiana is home to three universities. Indiana University East, Earlham College, and Ivy Tech Community College as well as two seminaries, Earlham School of Religion [Quaker] and Bethany Theological Seminary [Church of the Brethren].