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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers
October-November 2015 Newsletter #046
Nine weeks of October-November report.

In October and November we had 3 new member meetings, all at the Golden Bowl Chinese Restaurant. There was reasonable attendance, even some family members (kids). We'll probably be sticking with Golden Bowl for a while.

We now have 150 members and about the same number on our non-member mailing list.

Our Sioux Falls Feminist billboards in support of the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month of October went up September 14th on West 12th with 6 static billboards, and with 1 digital billboard going up on South Cliff Ave at 10th St. A second 6 Domestic Violence static billboards went up on Minnesota Ave on September 28th. The purpose of these billboards is to increase awareness of the severe problem of Domestic Violence in Sioux Falls, and in South Dakota, and to inform abused women that they can find help on the Sioux Falls Feminists website. The billboards are below in a short animation. They were all taken down by October 26th.

Domestic Violence Billboards supporting the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month of October

The response to the Feminists billboards was very good. The visitors and pages viewed at the Sioux Falls Feminists website doubled when the Domestic Violence billboards were up. We consider it a succesful billboard campaign, expecially since the number of views of the Where to Get Help pages more than doubled.

Our Sioux Falls Zoologists billboards with the theme of "Animal Intelligence Is Awesome!" went up November 9th on West 12th with 6 static billboards, and with 1 digital billboard going up on South Cliff Ave at 10th St. A second 6 "Animal Intelligence Is Awesome!" static billboards went up on Minnesota Ave on November 23rd. The purpose of these billboards was to provide a positive holiday's message. The billboards are below in a short animation.

Animal Intelligence Is Awesome! Billboards by Sioux Falls Zoologists

The response to the Sioux Falls Zoologists billboards so far has been excellent. Almost immediately the website traffic doubled on the Sioux Falls Zoologists website. And as a bonus traffic increased about 50% on all our other websites.

So far we've had 15,600 unique visitors to the Sioux Falls Free Thinkers website and roughly the same number go on to visit at least one or more of our other websites. (Total visitor count is 47,800 for all websites.) Over 207,000 pages across all websites have been viewed. See the Free Thinkers Website Performance chart at Unique Visitor Chart and the Total Pages Viewed Chart. They will always be the latest charts. Our unique visitor growth and the large number of pages visited indicates a continued interest in all Sioux Falls Free Thinkers websites; Free Thinkers, Atheists, Scientists, Zoologists, and Feminists.

In August-September we launched a website project to add some 250 new movie descriptions and some 400 new pages to the websites covering a wide range of topics. This project is now finished. The five websites now have 1,280 pages and over 1000 book, movie, and course descriptions on subjects related to each of the websites. All the movies and courses have been reviewed by the Webmaster of the Free Thinkers. We never put anything up that hasn't been watched or read at least once.

We're also continue to maintain a Member Websites News Links page. This page has links to all the latest news, statistics and major information pages on all our websites. Putting this one page link in your Internet favorites will give you quick access to all the latest news about Sioux Falls Free Thinkers, Atheism, Humanism, Evolution Science, Global Warming, Climate Change, Animal Intelligence, Feminism, Women's Rights, Women's Equality, the continued Abuse of Women, and where women can get help to stop domestic abuse and domestic violence. All the links are there on one page. The page makes keeping up to date with the Free Thinkers community pretty easy.

And a reminder that we added a Latest News All Websites page (news from the last 7 days) and a Latest Pages All Websites page. Just making it all the easier to keep up to date on the latest news and other new information on the websites.

We have Total Page Views counters for all 1,282 of our website pages. These are the Total Page Views going back to the very first day the websites went up. Visitors can now see the interest level people have had over time for all the different pages. (Please keep in mind that new pages will have low page counts to start.)

Total Page Views

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers
October-November 2015 Newsletter #046
Nine weeks of October-November report.