November marked the sixth consecutive month that traffic numbers for our site grew. In fact, our daily November numbers are 33.2% higher than October, our previous best month. November was another month of achievements and we would like to share some of those with our readers.
Cornwall - December 1, 2011 - November marked the sixth consecutive month that traffic numbers for our site grew. In fact, our daily November numbers are 33.2% higher than October, our previous best month. November was another month of achievements and we would like to share some of those with our readers.
October saw site traffic grow to 46,792 visits and 149,431 page views. These are our highest numbers yet and represent an 10,506 more visits and 38,923 page views from last month!
Number One News Site
On September 19th, Alexa.com ranked us as the number one online news site in Cornwall and area. Today, we have an Alexa ranking of 2,099th in Canada. The lower your Alexa number, the better your ranking is. We are still number one today! The numbers below tell the story.
Record Number of News Stories
We also improved on one of our own internal benchmarks by posting a record 273 news stories in the month of November. As a small organization that relies heavily on the assistance of volunteer contributors and columnists, we are very proud to have offered up an average of nine stories each day last month. We currently have 19 columnists who provide regular submissions to OH along with a growing number of readers who submit content under our contributors section.
November 15th was our single busiest day with a total of 4,223 visits and 13,578 page views.
Over 3,300 Events!
In just ten short months, the site has established itself as the most comprehensive event database for the region. To date, the site has helped promote 3,338 area events, including 1,451 in Cornwall, 352 in Stormont, 678 in Dundas and 857 in Glengarry. We have featured and/or covered 282 events in the region which you can access in our FEATURED EVENTS archive.
In the month of November, we were pleased to add three new columnists to our team. We are close to having a columnist to cover each of the seven Canadian teams. Liam Carter covers the Calgary Flames and Jon Foxall is our Vancouver Canucks writer. Dan Allaire will provide regular lifestyle submissions called Health=Happiness. We are in the process of finalizing columnists for the Winnipeg Jets so stay connected.
It was a very busy but successful month. A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to the thousands of you who have made our site one of your regular online destinations.