Fairfield, CT (PRWEB) May 14, 2009
AmericanTowns.com, where residents of every town in America can find and share rich local information about their communities, today announced continued progress in several key metrics for the first quarter of 2009.
** Traffic grew 50% from the end of 2008, reaching over 1 million unique visitors in March and over 1.2 million monthly visits. (Source: Google Analytics).
** Revenues per thousand pageviews, which a year ago were consistent with industry norms of $4, reached $12 RPM in Q1, with $17 RPMs in 11% of the country.
** Local sites serving 15 million people are now cashflow positive, making them fully self-supporting including full allocation of all corporate costs. Over 100 towns have monthly household penetration of over 10%.
Jim Maglione, American Towns' Co-President, Community, emphasized the Company's success in engaging everyday users. "We receive over 2500 announcements per week from community organizations, and over 30,000 events submitted each month from community leaders to whom we have granted publishing authority," Maglione noted. "We've also approved over 1500 local blogs which contribute ongoing local insights to AmericanTowns sites, and are particularly focusing on those towns where we are getting the strongest local response," he added.
Serving every town in America, the AmericanTowns "Local Platform" collects, organizes and curates a rich set of community information contributed directly by town residents and culled from 100,000 websites, 1 million webpages, on-line databases, specialized content partners, and off-line sources. The sites collectively featured over 10 million hyper-local events in 2008, and include over 150,000 listed organizations that have access to AmericanTowns' free tools to promote their important efforts in local communities. Several local governments have asked AmericanTowns to create a shared Community-wide Calendar or to maintain a directory of local community organizations to reduce municipal costs.
"Local residents, community organizations and town governments continue to want rich, useful community content that is available in one well-organized location," said Ted Buerger, chairman, AmericanTowns. "We believe AmericanTowns.com is uniquely positioned to meet this demand."
Content, revenue, or distribution partners wishing to work with AmericanTowns should contact jgallick @ americantowns.com. Community leaders, bloggers, and publishers should contact email@example.com.
AmericanTowns is the leader in collecting and organizing community information for local residents, empowering them to find and share the best local information for their town. For every town in America, AmericanTowns has created a "community webspace" that brings together the nation's most extensive online database of community events, community groups, news, maps, local insights, videos, local resources and special tools for organizations. Local residents can add to, comment on, or otherwise edit this content. Dedicated to connecting citizens, community organizations and locally-focused businesses, AmericanTowns featured more than 10 million community events in 2008, and offers powerful tools to help more than 150,000 listed community organizations interact more effectively with local citizens. With more unique visitors than any other network of community websites, AmericanTowns.com is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut. Visit AmericanTowns.com.