Palin Surge Hits City of Wasilla Website: Traffic on New City Website Reaches 700,000 Hits in One Day

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City of Wasilla, AK launched a new website a week before Sarah Palin was selected by John McCain and the announcement had an incredible impact on traffic to the site. Vision Internet is a leader in municipal website development based in Santa Monica, CA.

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We completed the 15 week development of the website and were confident it would serve the needs of the 7,000 residents of Wasilla

The announcement of Governor Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate caused a surge in traffic to the City of Wasilla's newly launched website driving 700,000 hits to the site on the first day, according to Vision Internet, the company that created the site. The city's website, http://www.cityofwasilla.com (City of Wasilla), was launched on August 22, one week before the former mayor was introduced as the vice presidential candidate. The site had previously averaged 10,000 hits per day.

"We completed the 15 week development of the website and were confident it would serve the needs of the 7,000 residents of Wasilla," said Steve Chapin, President of Vision Internet, the company that created the website. "We design sites for growth, but I don't think anyone could have anticipated the circumstances that would drive so much traffic to the site." Vision Internet specializes in government websites and had never experienced such a surge in traffic.

"Our new website is a beautiful and functional portal to the City of Wasilla and sets a new standard for cities throughout Alaska," said IT Manager William A. Miller. "We were on a deadline to launch our new site, but could not have imagined the impact the nomination of former Mayor Sarah Palin would have on our website and our community." The website has been averaging more than 350,000 hits per day since the vice presidential announcement.

An overview and case study describing the development of the City of Wasilla website is available at http://www.visioninternet.com (Vision Internet).

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Jerry Lenander
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