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Peterborough Community Website - www.peterborough.net - now in its eighth year of promoting Peterborough online has seen steady visitor levels over the last few years.

January 2006 saw the website, which is operated by Peterborough-based InternetNow! break all visitor records, with a massive 58,173 visitors for the month, who looked at a staggering 630,140 pages!

It seems very relevant that this news follows closely on the heels of an article in the local business press, declaring recent research showed 'community forums are the way forward.'

Community Site content manager, Jenny Mogford said: "We're delighted with the figures and are also pleased to see that the business community is now recognising the benefits of creating and using online communities."

The site is quite unique generating a local online community of regular visitors, without the support of any other more traditional media. It includes contributions from local businesses and people via published articles and an interactive forum area. In May 2005 the site also had its news articles listed by Google News alongside worldwide news outlets, including Reuters, Bloomberg and the BBC.

Local businesses, both large and small have found the website to be a successful and cost effective way of promoting their products/services via banner advertising, which in turn generates an income to support the site.

"These visitor figures are really quite exceptional for an independent Community website of this type." Jenny continued.

"We're confident that as we continue to create a sense of community and belonging for businesses and individuals, our success will also continue."

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