Examiner.com, the insider source for local, celebrates its three-year anniversary this month, marking a phenomenal growth trend in traffic and visitors, as well as content creation and innovation in local information delivery.
Launched in April of 2008, Examiner.com started with 68 markets and a little over 80 contributors in the United States—it has now expanded to 244 cities including six Canadian markets, and added its 70,000th contributor in March of 2011. At launch, Examiner.com had two million monthly unique visitors, and now averages over 20 million, increasing to the 72nd largest domain in the US in February according to comScore, and is coming off its most successful month to date, measuring 25.8 million unique visitors according to Omniture.
“Our Examiners are what make this success possible,” said Rick Blair, CEO of Examiner.com. “We have developed a business model that successfully blends topical and local content, and our Examiners write articles in a manner that proves they are knowledgeable about their assigned subject matter and they make it relevant on a local level. This content continues to be appealing and have value to the markets we serve, and that is all fueled by the passion of our contributors. I would like to extend a big thank you to each and every one them—this has been a very exciting three years.”
From the Examiner.com staff in Denver, we want to wish each of our Examiners a happy anniversary, a congratulations on all your hard work, and a big thank you for the same.