Communications Director’s Report: May, 2015

For the month ending April 30, 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 1,241
Number of Visits 2,059 1,991 2,410 2,498
Pages Served Out 11,573 7,943 6,586 8,321
Hits 15,579 8,841 7,539 10,687
Bandwidth (MB) Used 300.38 345.99 240.97 379.67

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% -13%
Number of Visits 9% -3% 21% 4%
Pages Served Out 60% -31% -17% 26%
Hits 34% -76% -15% 42%
Bandwidth (MB) Used 24% 15% -30% 58%
  • The statistics suggest that the number of visitors to the web site may be levelling off or even decreasing, but that those who are now visiting are using the site more heavily.
  • Not shown in this report but in other data collected by Bluehost is that there is now a definite increase in the percentage of users coming from the Portland area, especially among those who use Verizon.
  • Also not shown in this report is that each of five of the PDF resources that are available only through the “YAD Only” area have been downloaded more than 10 times. This strongly suggests that Year and a Day students are finding this resource to be useful.

Changes Done, and Work In Progress

  • No work has been done on the web site this last month.
  • A request has been made to build a different method of indexing into the Minutes of Meetings. This is possible, but involves more overhead in managing two separate indexes. It is on the todo list, but not as a very high priority, and will probably get folded into the related problem of managing the archive when it has expanded to several years of minutes.

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.