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WayNet Director's Report - May 17, 2018


Changes/Additional Fees:

    Photo Sales

  • (+$ 25) Gaar Mansion Photo
  • (+$ 25) Pond Fires Photo
  • Memberships

  • (-$300) Knife Informer
  • (-$300) LuLaRoe Stacey Myers
  • (-$550) Total Income

Advertising/Marketing/Community Relations

  • Wayne County Connections TV Show (Viewers directed back to website /Page)
    • Taped 2 show segments:
    • April show featured Alan Stamper, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity.
    • May show will feature Susan Yaegar with the Model T Ford Club of America.
    • The WC Connections page received 113 pageviews from 45 users from January 15 through March 19 per Google Analytics.
  • Twitter - we now have 2,268 followers, a .08% increase. Have sent 3,880 tweets. During
    April, we had 7,957 impressions, 212 profile visits and 8 new followers. In March, we had 5,160 impressions, 100 profile visits and 9 new followers.
  • Facebook - 1,374 people "like" our Facebook page (1.3% 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 14,459 photos have received 3,685,142 views since we joined in 2005.
  • Our Instagram account (@waynet_org) has 78 posts, 288 followers and 334 following.

Issues & Projects for March / April / May

  • Continue efforts to install MS Access v1997. No luck. Chris Mopps came in to see if he could get it working, but no luck either. Chris was able to extract the various spread sheets that make up the Access database. Now I just need to bring them together in either another database program or perhaps just a really large spreadsheet.
  • City of Richmond recently updated their website. Spent 3 hours this week updating our links to their pages, since they did not have redirects set up.
  • Reviewed members' websites and updated our Employment page to include multiple new members who now have job listings on their website, but had not notified us.
  • Large invoice runs for both April and May.
  • I'm receiving lots of calls for multiple agencies from people who do a Google search on their phone and it returns our phone number.
  • Sold photo to Gaar Mansion for use in tourism publications.
  • City of Richmond requested multiple photos for use on their newly updated website. Quoted a reduced rate, based on # of photos purchased. They have chosen approximately 25 images. This recognizes the donated space for our office but also helps to cover the time I spend doing prep to deliver the images.
  • Removed links to "Art Fusion Calendar" after confirming with Shaun Dingwerth that this group is no longer viable.
  • Sold "Canoeing Among the Pond Fires" to Dave Snow for a personal print.
  • Spent a couple of afternoons with "Screaming Frog", reviewing broken links and fixing them.
  • Remove "Reid Babies" link as Reid Health no longer publishes birth information. Do not currently have a source for this information.
  • File tax reports for Federal and State.
  • 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:

    • Earlham Health Fair
    • Road Construction on South A Street, Richmond
    • 50 Year Anniversary of the Downtown Explosion Memorial Service
    • Purdue's 50 Years in Richmond Anniversary Celebration
    • Earth Day at Hayes Arboretum
    • Hood a Kid on Fishing
    • Spring in Cambridge City
    • Ivy Tech Car Show
    • Redbuds and Crabapples

    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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