Sioux Falls Free Thinkers

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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers
February 2014 Newsletter #006
For February here are the facts through the 23rd.

In February at least one meetup was planned for every weekend. On February 21st we had our first meetup of Sioux Falls Feminists which included 3 representatives from The Compass Center who spoke to us about their organization and on how our members could help abused women and children. On February 22nd we had a showing of "The Experiment" at a member's residence. This was the 2001 German movie that is based on the book "The Lucifer Effect" (the Stanford Prison experiment) by Phillip Zimbardo. The movie did an excellent job of showing what can happen when some people are given total authority over others. It wasn't pretty. On February 28th we'll discuss Belief vs Non-belief at a Friday evening meetup. We plan to switch meetups back and forth between Friday and Saturday from then on.

We've got 33 members and 17 non-member meeting attendees. This is a return of 2.5% on unique visitors. In the business of website advertising 2-2.5% return is considered good, anything above 3% is considered exceptional.

All our websites are top ranked in the search engines. We currently have 140 first page positions for our websites out of 300 possible positions given related search terms. These are not paid for positions. They are based on the relevance of the websites to the search terms being used. As we continually add more material to our websites these rankings will certainly be maintained and expanded.

The websites are being updated almost daily with new news articles, and movie, course, and book descriptions. Currently there are 252 website pages with over 490 news articles, over 175 movie and course descriptions, and over 100 book descriptions, not to mention a lot of other information related to the subject matter of the websites. Members continue to contribute book recommendations.

So far we've had:
1992 unique visitors to the Sioux Falls Free Thinkers website.
392 unique visitors to the Sioux Falls Atheists website.
354 unique visitors to the Sioux Falls Feminists website.
207 unique visitors to the Sioux Falls Scientists website.
193 unique visitors to the Sioux Falls Zoologists website.
See the attached chart showing unique visitor growth. As the advertising shuts down the unique visitor growth should fall off and that's exactly what's happening.
Almost all of the visitors to the unadvertised websites above come from links on the Sioux Falls Free Thinkers website, except for the visits to the Sioux Falls Feminists website which had its own TV ads.

All billboards and newspaper and TV ads have finished their cycles. Looking at the unique visitor chart below you can see exactly the effect the TV ads for the Sioux Falls Feminists meetup had. There was a 200 jump in unique visitor visits when they started. This increase in unique visitor visits did not come from the Sioux Falls Free Thinker website.

Unique Visitors to Sioux Falls Free Thinkers Websites #6

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers
February 2014 Newsletter #006
For February here are the facts through the 23rd.