Website Committee

The website committee is responsible for maintaining all aspects of the web site, including the Repository and Quick Shopping Cart.

Check here for the latest Website Committee committee reports to the WSO Board.

WSO Web Site October 10, 2015 Report

WSO Web Site Report:

Web Usage Highlights (from Google Analysis):
Overall September 2015 Activity was generally about the same as the previous month (August 2015) 

  • Overall inquirers (site visitors): 48,574 visiting the site, down only 1.4% from August.
  • Number of new inquirers: 61.5% of total visitors, basically unchanged from last month. 
  • Inquirers using mobiles devices: 43% of total visitors, basically unchanged from last month.
  • Higher Overall Bounce rate (percentage of single page visitors; those who left the entry page visited at the site without further interaction with the site): 63%, up from 60% last month.
    • Note: The bounce rate is still considered good by most in the industry. The concern is the apparent increasing trend in the bounce rate.  
  • Most visited pages (after home page): 
    • Lit-Laundry List, Find-a-meeting, and Lit-Problem (same top three as last month)
  • While most of the visitors are from the United States, we’re also getting a substantial number of visitors from other countries (131 different countries in total).  Here’s the top five:
    • United States: 81.5% of total
    • Russia:  4.5%
    • Canada: 3.5%
    • United Kingdom: 2.5%
    • Australia: 1%

Read more: WSO Web Site October 10, 2015 Report

WSO Web Site August 2015 Report

Web Usage Highlights (from Google Analysis):
Overall August 2015 Activity was down, as compared to previous month (July 2015)

  • Overall inquirers (site visitors): 50,686 visiting the site, down 11.5% from July
  • Number of new inquirers: 31,154, down 7.9% from July
  • Inquirers using mobiles devices: 21,798, down 8.4% from July
  • Higher Overall Bounce rate (percentage of single page visitors; those who left the entry page visited at the site without further interaction with the site): 60%, up 15%

Web Site Report June 2015

WSO Web Site Status Report, June 2015

Confirmed a variety of user reported problems in meeting list search functions, both on Find-A-Meeting search function and Map Search function; sent specifics to Alexey (Centauria) for review and correction. Meeting List Drop down function appears to be an alternate alternative.

Discussed Meeting Update problems Gloria was experiencing with the new web site. Alexey agreed to contact Gloria to resolve issues. Gloria has since advised that the problems were resolved.

Received multiple reports of apparent interface problems between XCart and PayPal where refunds are not processing properly. MaryJo and Alexey continue to review and try to resolve these problems.

Read more: Web Site Report June 2015

Web Site Report July 2015

WSO Web Site Report:

July 2015 Activity Highlights/Concerns, as compared to March 2015 (Google Analysis)

  • Good news: Number of visitors to the site is increasing
    • Overall inquirers (site visitors): 37, 907 inquirers visiting the site, up 24%
    • Number of new inquirers: 33,817, up 11%
    • Inquirers using mobiles devices: 23,798, up 31%

      Read more: Web Site Report July 2015

Web Report for January 2014 Teleconference

Web Report for January Teleconference:

Progress continues in developing a contract for a new web site.  As the retiring Webmaster, I see my primary function as assisting the board in maintaining the functions of current web site until replaced by the new web site.  As such, this report focuses on the actions toward the current web site.

With the close of the Proposal Gatherings for the upcoming ABC, I’ve extracted the Proposals received (a total of 23 Proposals).  I’ve provided a draft Proposal Information document to the board for their review and update, to include a WSO Analysis as information to support the fellowship in determining their votes for the respective proposals.  I’ve also assisted the ABC Committee in updating the ABC web page to reflect the current status.  This month I will also be constructing the online Ballot to receive the fellowship ballots (in the same manner as done last year); this will become available when the Proposal Information document is completed and approved.

I’m currently working with the office staff and Treasurer to resolve a negative inventory issue on one item removed from the Shopping Cart.  I'll be providing a detailed report on this issue to the board later this week.

I continue to work with various board and committee members regarding issues with the web site and Repository.

Scott