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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers
March 2014 Newsletter #008
For March here are the facts through the 9th.

On March 8th we had our first March meetup of the Sioux Falls Free Thinkers. We discussed Intelligent Design vs non-Intelligent Design in the Riverfront Room at Country Inn & Suites. Lots of opinions were shared and we had some very intelligent input. The food and drinks were good, the conversations were good, and we all had fun.

I've selected a meetup location for 6 meetups this month, the Riverfront Room at Country Inn & Suites. Right now I'm planning 2 meetups on Saturdays, the 8th and the 15th, 2 meetups on Fridays, the 21st and the 28th, and two meetups on Wednesdays, the 12th and the 26th in the Falls Landing Restaurant itself. The Falls Landing Restaurant will be serving us their full food and beverage menu in the Riverfront Room. The room can handle up to 40 people which is enough for now. The room will be set up in the circular table style, just like Skelly's Board Room table, just as people have said they like.

We've got 35 members and 20 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. I'd expect this percentage to drop a bit since the advertising is all but over.

All our websites are still top ranked in the search engines. We currently have over 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 399 website pages with over 500 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.

So far we've had:
2172 unique visitors to the Sioux Falls Free Thinkers website.
440 unique visitors to the Sioux Falls Atheists website.
442 unique visitors to the Sioux Falls Feminists website.
235 unique visitors to the Sioux Falls Scientists website.
233 unique visitors to the Sioux Falls Zoologists website.
See the chart below showing unique visitor growth.

 Unique Visitors to Sioux Falls Free Thinkers Websites

As almost all the advertising shut down on February 23rd the unique visitor growth should have fallen off sharply, but that doesn't seem to be what's happening. The growth, though slower, seems rather robust. It's possible this may not continue, but then again the websites are fact and truth driven. The basic facts and truths being offered by the websites have no factual opposition. And neither do they have any competition. No competing organizations have anything to match what our websites offer.

And amazingly the unique visitor growth of the Sioux Falls Feminists website seems to be unaffected by the shutdown of advertising. It's a very powerful website in support of feminism, offering sources of help for abused women, lists accepted definitions of abuse, offers statistics on the scope of the problem for both women and children, has related news articles going back over ten years, has relevant movie and book descriptions, as well as information and statistics on the historical and current status of women's rights and women's equality. For any women concerned with domestic abuse and women's rights Sioux Falls Feminists offers an honest and excellent overview.

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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers
March 2014 Newsletter #008
For March here are the facts through the 9th.