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Webmaster’s report 2016

New to the Ely DA website for 2016 is an interactive map, using Google Maps, showing all the towers in the Association. Tower location icons indicate the district, number of bells and whether rung regularly, not rung regularly or unringable; the description of each tower includes a link to the tower page on the relevant district website. This replaces the static map of towers with practice nights which was prepared for publicity purposes and was becoming increasingly out of date. The map is available to the district websites, and the scale and centre can be set so it shows the area of one district or the location of a single tower. The Ely and Wisbech district websites make use of this, so, starting from the website page for one tower, a user can easily navigate to the website page for a neighbouring tower, even if that is in a different district.

Statistics of website use are collected by Google Analytics. Use of the website has probably settled down to a fairly steady rate, after growth in 2015 and 2014. For example, in December 2016, there were 395 visitors to the site (compared to 379, 313 and 216 in December 2015, 2014 and 2013), with an average of 1.9 (1.9, 2.3, 1.9) pages per visit. The average number of visits per week in 2016 has been 151 (146, 100, 80) with a maximum of 287 in a week in January and a minimum of 89 in two weeks in March and September.
This year, 86% (80%, 89%, 89%) of visits were from the UK. Visits from the USA were down to 3.6% of the total (6% in 2015) and countries providing more than 50 visits were Russia, Canada and Germany (Russia, China and Japan in 2015). One statistic which may show a continuing trend is the platform used to access the website. In 2016, 72% (80%, 83%, 83%) of visits were from a desktop computer, with 13% (10%, 10%, 9%) of visits from tablets and 14% (9%, 7%, 8%) from phones.

I would like to thank the District webmasters and District secretaries, for looking after the websites and calendars for each district which provide most of the information about towers and events in the Diocese, and everyone who has helped with keeping the Association website up-to-date and useful.
Janet Garnett

Webmaster’s report 2015

There have been two developments to the Ely DA website this year. With the establishment of the Stretham Ringing Centre, this has been given its own page, at the top level of the website menus and with a simple URL for publicity purposes. A general online calendar for the whole Ely DA has been set up using Google Calendars. This includes events for the Ely DA and all Districts, also Ely DA committee meetings, Stretham REC events and Young Ringers events. The calendar can be filtered in various ways so that, for example, the complete list of times when the Stretham REC is not available is shown only on the Stretham REC booking page.

Statistics of website use are collected by Google Analytics. For example, in December 2015, there were 379 visitors to the site (compared to 313 and 216 in December 2014 and 2013), with an average of 1.9 (2.3, 1.9) pages per visit. The average number of visits per week has been 146 (100, 80) with a maximum of 257 in the week up to 9th May and a minimum of 87 in the week up to 29th August.

Over this year, 80% (89%, 89%) of visits were from the UK. Visits from the USA were up to 6% of total, and visits from Russia, China and Japan all increased to about 50 each. In 2015, 80% (83%, 83%) of visits were from a desktop computer, with 10% (10%, 9%) of visits from tablets and 9% (7%, 8%) from phones.

I would like to thank the District webmasters, for looking after the District websites which provide most of the information about towers and events in the Diocese, and everyone who has helped with keeping the Association website up-to-date and useful.

Janet Garnett

Webmaster’s report 2014

In 2014, the Ely DA website has continued to provide a repository of Association-level information with links to the four District websites where appropriate. A new website for the Ely DA Young Ringers has been implemented, to include information about forthcoming meetings, reports on past events and contributions from the Young Ringers themselves. In addition, there is now a separate website for the Ridgman Trophy Ten Bell Striking Competition, and this is referenced from the Striking Competitions page of the Ely DA website. Minor restructuring of the website has provided a separate page for the Recruitment and Training Subcommittee.

Statistics of website use are collected by Google Analytics. For example, in December 2014, there were 313 visitors to the site, with an average of 2.3 pages per visit. This compares with 216 visitors to the site, with an average of 1.9 pages per visit, in December 2013. The average number of visits per week has been about 100 (compared with about 80 per week during 2013) with peaks in advance of Association events. Over this year, as in 2013, 89% of visits were from the UK, with a wide spread of countries providing the remaining 11%. In 2014, 83% of visits were from a desktop computer, with 10% of visits from tablets and 7% from phones. In 2013, the same proportion of visits was from a desktop computer and the remaining 17% of visits were almost equally divided between tablets and phones.

I would like to give my thanks to the District webmasters and to everyone who has helped with keeping the Association website up-to-date and useful.

Janet Garnett

Webmaster’s report 2013

In 2013, the websites for the Ely DA as a whole were updated to move District-level information to the individual District websites. The website for each District now includes details of the towers, officers and ringing programme for that District, as well as news, reports and other information of interest to the members of the District. The Ely DA website was reimplemented using Google Sites and now provides a repository of Association-level information with links to the District websites where appropriate.

The Ely DA website has been used to give advance information and reports of Association events, including 10-bell practices and the two training events held in 2013, to publicise information from the Central Council, and to display news and articles of interest to the Association as a whole. The Safeguarding documents have been updated this year, and the resulting documents are all available from the website in a consistent format.

Statistics of website use are collected by Google Analytics. For example, in December 2013, there were 216 visitors to the site, with an average of 1.9 pages per visit. The average number of visits per week has remained fairly constant over the year at about 80, with spikes and troughs in the visits per day. Over the year, 89% of visits were from the UK, with 5% from the US and a small number from Australia, Canada, etc. 82% of visits were from a desktop computer, with the remainder equally divided between tablets and phones.

I would like to give my thanks to the District webmasters and to everyone who has helped me with setting up and maintaining the Association website.
Janet Garnett