Web site report:
|Number of Visits||444||925||864||898||816|
|Pages Served Out||3,026||3,632||2,543||2,796||6,846|
|Bandwidth (MB) Used||130.88||111.66||101.56||120.64||171.39|
July and August stats look much like June, after adjustment for the August attack (see next).
There was one significant attack on the web site on 8/27. It appears that the entire site was downloaded within a few minutes, but apparently no damage was done. This was from an IP address associated with a very bad reputation for vandalism. I have banned it, per usual. It is the 37th banning since the site was launched.
During August, there were 309 views of the minutes of our February Board meeting. Best guess is that this was persons satisfying their curiosity (the February minutes were the first posted on the web, and at the top of the list of minutes).
Sources and Back Links
We now have a presence on all three major search engines: Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Twenty six visitors found us through one of these in August.
A link in an old comment by one of Elders on a Reddit thread is continuing to send a couple of people each month our way.
I have not been following the number of back-links— sites known to be linking to our site— mostly because they are hard to count since some of those sites are double counted in the statistics I have been using. There appear to be 6 to 12 web sites that have links to ours. The number appears to be growing slowly.
The web site is continuing to mature. It needs some structural changes, and some adjustments of content categories, but these will not be attempted until after the November Board Retreat and the end of the academic Fall Quarter.
Other Communications Activity
I met briefly with my equivalent in Nine Houses of Gaia / Open Ways at the NorthWest Fall Equinox Festival. There is still interest in sharing information and skills and we will follow up in the coming months. (NWFEF is their major event of each year: their prepping for that, and doing the post event chores, has delayed our getting together.)
At Pagan Pride, we passed out 28 sheets about the Year and a Day course to interested persons, and had roughly 50 visitors to our Lyceum information booth. As in the past, we had other information booths, especially the Druid bootn, referring people to us.