Week two of Connect passed without a major setback – which was good, because Simon was on holiday.
We’re getting some feedback on the manageability of the homepage (no, you can’t turn off the feed once you’ve activated it – the genie is out of the bottle, there is no going back!), so we’ve reduced the number of updates visible on the page. This may need some more thought going forwards (I’m still lobbying for no more than five links to updates – and likewise for each bulletin board section!), so we will be reviewing the homepage design in the medium term. There are calls for moving the update panel to the front page of Interact, sensible since the use and meaning of the homepage will change over time.
Week two saw a 40% increase in visits and 31% more pageviews. We also had 34,449 page views in the first two weeks of July, compared with 17,015 in June (the previous high was January with 34,274).
Internal comms are preparing a series of communications to announce Connect officially.