SFGate.com Continues to Set Monthly Records for Unique Visitors

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Unique visitors reached 16.5 million in August 2012 with over 150 million page views, marking the second consecutive month of record-breaking growth

For the second consecutive month, SFGate.com set a record for unique visitors with 16.5 million people visiting the site in August 2012. Staff blogs, local news, local sports coverage and entertainment features were among the more popular features, which resulted in more than 150 million page views during the month, according to Omniture Site Catalyst. Page views of automotive and real estate content and listings also had strong month-over-month growth to contribute to the record-setting performance. The previous record for monthly unique users was 16.3 million set in July 2012.

“We are pleased that more and more users turn to SFGate.com for their online news and information, making us the Bay’s Areas most turned-to local online news source,” said Alana Nguyen, SFGate.com executive producer. “We are continually adding features and improving the user experience for SFGate readers and it is rewarding that they continue to turn to us in record-setting numbers.”

SFGate.com consistently ranks as the most-visited news website in the Bay Area. It is also among the Top 10 U.S. newspaper sites in overall traffic.

SFGate.com offers a valuable medium for Bay Area advertising, with comprehensive products and an interactive, multimedia environment that offers reach, drives results and provides user engagement and retention.

About the San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate.com
The six-time Pulitzer Prize-winning San Francisco Chronicle is the Bay Area’s leading news and information source and has been connecting the region with its award-winning journalism since its founding in 1865. Combined with its online home, SFGate.com, the San Francisco Chronicle reaches 1.7 million Bay Area adults each week.

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