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WayNet Director's Report - March 22, 2018


Changes/Additional Fees:

  • (+$ 0) No Changes
  • (+$0) Total Memberships

Advertising/Marketing/Community Relations

  • Wayne County Connections TV Show (Viewers directed back to website /Page)
    • Taped 2 show segments:
    • February show featured area airports (Transportation)
    • March show features The First Tee Golf program
    • The WC Connections page received 113 pageviews from 45 users from January 15 through March 19 per Google Analytics.
  • Twitter - we now have 2,249 followers, a .14% increase. Have sent 3,813 tweets. During February, we had 4,048 impressions, 187 profile visits and 20 new followers. In January, we had 7,401 impressions, 292 profile visits and 13 new followers.
  • Facebook - 1,356 people "like" our Facebook page (1.8% 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 14,042 photos have received 3,544,190 views since we joined in 2005.
  • Our Instagram account (@waynet_org) has 78 posts, 269 followers and 295 following.

Issues & Projects for January / February / March

  • Continue research on best ways to use T-Sheets Time Reporting.
  • Follow up with missing Parallax payment - stop payment/reissued.
  • February/March Invoices
  • Ivy Tech is now a Business Level Member, removed Sponsor level benefits.
  • Update spreadsheet for Log Summary to include 2018.
  • Donated 2 photos to MRL for print use in the Tiffany Reading Room.
  • Used 2 Vacation Days, 1 Sick Day
  • Noted slow, buggy response on computer, along with noisy hard drive. on 2/15. Had Michael Sweigart diagnose on 2/20 as failed hard drive. Could not get it to respond in order to mirror the drive. Michael installed a new hard drive & returned computer on 2/27. Worked from home during downtime. ($189.74 for hard drive & labor) Had to reinstall all software from scratch / data was backed up.
  • Still having difficulties reinstalling Access 97 - these are files I use to manage our list of members' data.
  • Purchased a 4Tb portable hard drive so there would be room for backups from Macrium Reflect (a bootable version) so hopefully we can get back up & running sooner if this happens again.
  • In addition to missing Access, there are still several quirky things that pop up. Can't update calendar in Firefox or Chrome - but works in IE. Twitter widget doesn't show in Firefox or Chrome, but works on my phone.
  • Battery Backup died. Found suitable replacement at Interstate Battery for ~$27. Should we replace?
  • Found unauthorized used of one of our photos on the EIRPC website. Contacted Jeff Plaster who said he would pay the usage fee.
  • Small issues pop up from time to time - such as a need to find/reinstall an FTP program. Things I don't use often, but must set up again as the need arises.
  • 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].
  • Photo Sessions:

    • Winter Architecture, Western Wayne County
    • Leeds Gallery Artist Talk
    • Meltdown Winter Ice Festival
    • Brass Concert
    • Wayne County Historical Museum, General Store & Main Street
    • Richmond Art Museum, Renovation | Art Is...
    • Hagerstown Library
    • Gem & Mineral Show
    • Depot and Starr Historic District
    • MRL Phase 1 Updates
    • Snowy Spring Day 3-21

    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

    My To-Do List:

    • 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

    Log Analysis

    2017 Reports

    Google Analytics Report for 2017 / Comparison to 2016

    Behavior Flow - Via Landing Page - 2017

    Aquisition 2017

    Devices 2017

    Top 100 Landing Pages 2017

    Traffic 2017

    Current Reports

    Current Google Analytics Report, compare previous period

    Current Google Analytics Report, compare same period/previous year

    Behavior Flow - Via Landing Page - Current Period

    Behavior Flow - Via Default/Home Page - Current Period

    Note that our unique visits are down significantly, likely due to our site being "dinged" by Google for not being "mobile-friendly".

    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 when AMHosting moved our site to a new server was that we no longer have access to AWStats, the statistics program we used 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.


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    Did You Know?

    Wilbur Wright, co-inventor of the airplane with his brother, Orville, attended school in Richmond, Indiana. His family moved to Dayton, Ohio in June of 1884 just before he would have received his diploma from Richmond High School. The diploma was awarded to him posthumously on April 16, 1994.