Website Committee

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

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

WSO Website and Database Committee report presented at the December 2017 Meeting

  • The Database and Website Committee meets regularly via teleconference. If you are interested in participating please send an email to webservant@adultchildren.org.
  • We can use people experienced with web design, particularly Word Press.
  • The new shopify shopping cart is now accessed via shop.adultchildren.org. New reports are being written to assist with shipping and inventory processing.
  • Working together with the ABC/AWC host committee we migrated the https://www.acaworldconvention.org/ to wordpress. This makes it easier to maintain going forward
  • There have been concerns about meeting lists be removed from the website without notice. The original idea was to require groups to update their information at least once each year to ensure meetings that had closed did not remain on the website and cause people to show up looking for a meeting that closed. But having ongoing meetings removed from the website was never our intention. We have updated all current meetings to ensure they do not auto expire. And any meeting that was auto expired n the past year is being reviewed to see if it should be restored.
  • We are also investigating changes to the adultchildren website and information repository.
  • There is nothing new to report on streaming the ABC in Toronto.
  • There were a number of outages on the website and meeting lists. The problem was related to our Rackspace account and management of disk space – we are taking corrective actions to ensure this does not happen again.

 

Website usage statistics for November:

 

  • 47,981 User Sessions in November down from 48,580 in October
  • 33,936 Unique users down from 34,301
  • 100,457 pageviews, up from 99,109 Page
  • The bounce rate (users leaving the site immediately) was 63.21%, down from 64.03%
  • The pages accessed the most often were
    • Laundry List – 19,263 views, 19.18% of the total page views
    • Find a meeting – 7,228 views (7.20%)
    • Find a meeting Search results 4,201 views (4.18%)
    • Literature – 4,133 (4.17%)
    • The Problem – 3,331 views (3.32%)
  • Users continue to come from across the globe with the top 5 session counts from:
    • United States – 82.59% of users
    • Canada – 4.18%
    • United Kingdom – 3.98%
    • Australia – 1.83%
    • India – 0.59%

 

WSO Website and Database Committee report presented at the November 2017 Meeting

  • The Database and Website Committee meets regularly via teleconference. If you are interested in participating please send an email to webservant@adultchildren.org.
  • We can use people experienced with web design, particularly Word Press.
  • The new shopping cart is live at https://acawso.myshopify.com/
  • We are looking into getting wider participation at the ABC and investigating how best to stream the ABC via audio or video. Remote voting would be a nice addition as well if possible technically and organizationally.
  • We are also investigating changes to the adultchildren website and information repository.

Website usage statistics for September:

  • 48,580 User Sessions in September up from 45,860 in September
  • 34,301 Unique users up from 32,329
  • 99,109 views, down from 91,480 Page
  • The bounce rate (users leaving the site immediately) was 64.03%, down from 64.63%

The pages accessed the most often were

  • Laundry List – 19,538 views, 19.71% of the total page views
  • Find a meeting – 6,966 views (7.03%)
  • Find a meeting Search results 4,619 views (4.66%)
  • Literature – 4,133 (4.17%)
  • The Problem – 3,353 views (3.38%)

Users continue to come from across the globe with the top 5 session counts from:

  • United States – 81.81% of users
  • United Kingdom – 4.68%
  • Canada – 4.05%
  • Australia – 1.72%
  • India – 0.59%

WSO Website and Database Committee report presented at the September 2017 Meeting

  • The Database and Website Committee meets every few months.  We had a meeting on Saturday August 26th. The website look and feel was discussed and possible ways to make it better. The next website/DB committee meeting will be held Saturday October 21th, 2017 at 2pm.
  • Support was provided to the finance team by getting sales history information to help understand what products are being bought and where and how they are being shipped.
  • An extract of the meeting list database was provided to review what meetings are missing contact information
  • General support for email accounts was provided
  • The MPS special working Job Posting was published on the website home page – tell your friends!
  • Assisting with the Quick Books Integration Project
  • Did some juggling with the Drop Box accounts to allow users to work within their 2GB personal limit

August Website usage numbers:

  • 49,495 User Sessions in August down from 50,248 in July
  • 34,577 Unique users down from 35,180
  • 98,046 Page views, down from 99,267
  • The bounce rate (users leaving the site immediately) was 65.20%, up from 65.05%
  • 55% of users accessed the site with Mobile devices, 37.30% with a desktop, and 7.71% with a tablet
  • The pages accessed the most often were
    • Laundry List – 19,072 views, 19% of the total page views
    • Find a meeting – 7,175 views (7%)
    • Find a meeting Search results 4,716 views (5%)
    • Literature – 4,331 (4%)
    • The Problem – 3,466 views (3.5%)
  • Users continue to come from across the globe with the top 5 session counts from:
    • United States – 83% of users
    • Canada – 3.81%
    • United Kingdom – 3.62%
    • Australia – 1.69%
    • India – 0.68%

WSO Website and Database Committee report presented at the October 2017 Meeting

  • The Database and Website Committee meets regularly via teleconference. If you are interested in participating please send an email to webservant@adultchildren.org.
  • We can use people experienced with web design, particularly Word Press.
  • We have been testing a new shopping cart and plan to switch to it very soon, within the next week or so. The new shopping cart can be used now and is found at acawso.myshopify.com. Credit cards can be used directly and paypal is still supported.

Website usage statistics for September:

  • 45,860 User Sessions in September down from 49,495 in August
  • 32,329 Unique users down from 34,577
  • 91,480 Page views, down from 98,046
  • The bounce rate (users leaving the site immediately) was 64.63%, down from 65.20%

The pages accessed the most often were

  • Laundry List – 18,374 views, 20% of the total page views
  • Find a meeting – 6,397 views (7%)
  • Find a meeting Search results 4,178 views (5%)
  • Literature – 4,088 (4%)
  • The Problem – 3,213 views (3%)

Users continue to come from across the globe with the top 5 session counts from:

  • United States – 83% of users
  • United Kingdom – 4.4%
  • Canada – 3.8%
  • Australia – 1.8%
  • India – 0.5%

WSO Website and Database Committee report presented at the Aug 2017 Meeting

  • The Database and Website Committee meets quarterly. The next meeting will be held Saturday August 26th, 2017 at 2pm.
  • Assisted with the roll out of the dropbox account for WSO staff and committees
  • An Events Sub-Menu item was added to the site’s News Menu choices
  • A Repository Sub-Menu item was added to the Resources Menu
  • MP3 download purchases are now active for 3 days after purchase. The message in the download email is being updated to remind people that they must download the files promptly.

Usage Figures for July for the adultchildren.org website:

  • 50,248 User Sessions in June up from 49,241 in June
  • 35,180 Unique users up from 34,534
  • 99,267page views, up from 97,437
  • The bounce rate (users leaving the site immediately) was 65.05%, up from 64.83%

The pages accessed the most often were:

  • Laundry List – 19,418 views, 19.56% of the total page views
  • Find a meeting – 7,777 views (7.84%)
  • Find a meeting Search results 4,948 views (4.98%)
  • Literature – 4,216 (4.25%)
  • The Problem – 3,489 views (3.51%)

Users continue to come from across the globe with the top 5 session counts from:

  • United States – 83% of users
  • United Kingdom – 3.76%
  • Canada – 3.60%
  • Australia – 1.55%
  • Ireland– 0.7%