Communications Director’s Report: April, 2015

For the month ending March 31, 2015

Web site report:

Statistics

2014 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unique Visitors 280 524 529 538 498 754 822 777 1,159
Number of Visits 444 925 864 898 816 1,099 1,355 1,207 1,897
Pages Served Out 3,026 3,632 2,543 2,796 6,846 3,977 3,833 3,499 7,227
Hits 5,745 5,483 4,463 4,601 9,367 6,262 5,894 6,491 10,280
Bandwidth (MB) Used 130.88 111.66 101.56 120.64 171.39 194.09 273.56 242.92 241.89
2015 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unique Visitors 1,184 1,203 1,423
Number of Visits 2,059 1,991 2,410
Pages Served Out 11,573 7,943 6,586
Hits 15,579 8,841 7,539
Bandwidth (MB) Used 300.38 345.99 240.97

Growth (month over month)

2014 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unique Visitors * 87% 1% 2% -7% 51% 9% -5% 49%
Number of Visits * 108% -7% 4% -9% 35% 23% -11% 57%
Pages Served Out * 20% -29% 10% 145% -42% -4% 9% 107%
Hits * -5% -19% 3% 104% -33% -6% 10% 58%
Bandwidth (MB) Used * -15% -9% 19% 42% 13% 41% -11% 0%
2015 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unique Visitors 2% 2% 18%
Number of Visits 9% -3% 21%
Pages Served Out 60% -31% -17%
Hits 34% -76% -15%
Bandwidth (MB) Used 24% 15% -30%
  • The calendar continues to be the most popular page on the web site. The reprint of Macha Nightmare’s 1999 essay on Chants and Enchantments was again the most popular page after the calendar.
  • Will recommend to the Board that Macha’s essay be looked at for possible inclusion somehow in the Lyceum Year and a Day course
  • There is significant traffic on the “YaD Only” section, that is only available to instructors and Year and a Day students.
  • The available OCR software fails to work on some of the handouts for the “YaD Only” section, however the available scanner does generate good images of pages in PDF format. This is a viable way of digitizing class materials.
  • The “OSG Only” section is also seeing some traffic.

This section no longer serves a useful purpose and is being dropped.

Changes Done, and Work In Progress

No solution to the mailing list issues has been found as yet, as other matters have gotten in the way of research and testing. It is now very unlikely that any improvement will be made before Litha (there is no chance of meeting the original Beltane goal).

Summary

The web site is doing well. The mailing list situation remains stagnant.

Author: Will

I was born at a very young age but I am older than that now. As a young man I drove half a million miles in Boston taxis. Then I moved to Oregon and developed two careers as an RN over 28 years: the first as a clinical nurse mostly in ICU, then later in Nursing Service Administration as an Informatics RN (but before that term was coined). In between RN work, I picked up an ADSc Business Computer Programming and provided PC network installation, maintenance and repair for 10 years. I eased into retirement beginning in 2003 and was fully retired in 2010. But I have continued to develop and manage websites and my skills are current with HTTP/CSS, PHP, Apache, SQL, etc. I have a strong preference for Ubuntu Linux boxes and Dokuwiki websites. I have a strong dislike of WordPress, which, although it is technically very well done, has created one of the worst cesspool ecosystems I have ever encountered. Still it is sometimes the best tool for the job, more is the pity. I have followed pagan paths for 50 years and I have about 3 yards of bookshelves devoted to pagan thought and practice. I am a perfectly eclectic technopagan heavily influenced by Victor Anderson's Feri practice but comfortable with Gardner derivatives, Zennist ways, and totemic/shamanist practices. I have recently been made the Steward of the Lyceum Of Trees. So I am Will Steward, Steward. Make of that whatever you will.