Peterborough Community Website -
www.peterborough.net - now in it's sixth year of promoting
Peterborough online, has seen a progressive increase in visitors
during 2003. But July 2003 statistics broke all records with a
massive 51,000+ visitors for the month, almost 16,000 per month more
than the same period in 2002.
The 51,236 visitors, some of whom
are from all over the world, viewed a total of 242,535 pages over
the month, giving a total of 3.1 million pages loaded in the last 12
Community Site content manager,
Jenny Mogford said: "We're delighted with the figures, we hope
that our changing content, directory of local websites, voluntary
columnists and contributors, will encourage more return visits in
The site is quite unique generating
a local online community of regular visitors, without the support of
any other more traditional media. Many businesses have found this a
productive way to promote their business via banner advertising,
which in turn supports the website.
It also attracts potential visitors
to the city, both business and pleasure and has referred more than
2,500 visitors to the Positively Peterborough site since sporting
the logo on the homepage. The website team have also helped many
over the years by sharing personal local knowledge via email or
referring people to those who can provide the information requested.
"These visitor figures are
actually quite exceptional for an independent Community website of
this type." Jenny continued.
"Our support of local events
and ventures such as The Willow Festival and Diesel City Radio, have
given us a little extra boost during July, but we're confident our
success will continue."