Thank you, Hoboken411 readers!

8/11/2009:

Greetings to everyone checking in to Hoboken411 once again today!

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I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued (and growing) readership. I have little time to analyze statistics and web traffic, but last month’s Mayoral debacle essentially forced me to take notice of the incredible growth of this site. With nearly a million pageviews in just two days, I had to work quickly to move the site to a new home that can handle massive, national spikes.

This paid off when Hoboken411 broke the news of the tragic air collision over the Hudson River. Readership soars during breaking news, but you know Hoboken411 is much more than that. It’s a destination that so many people visit several times a day for all things Hoboken.

Hoboken411 is among Google’s “most searched”

google-resized-2Besides recent recognition from the NY Times and CBS News, Hoboken411 also soared into the Top 100 most searched terms on Google Trends! The day Peter Cammarano was arrested, “Hoboken 411” was the most searched-for site by Google users who wanted New Jersey corruption arrest news AND the story BEHIND the story. People searching “Peter Cammarano” and “Hoboken mayor arrested” were also directed by Google to Hoboken411.

“Hoboken411” ranked higher in Google Trends than “Solomon Dwek” and “Dennis Elwell,” and way higher than “Newark Star Ledger,” which at least made the list. No other Hoboken OR Hudson County OR New Jersey websites made the Google Trends list. None. Zero. Zilch.

And it’s all thanks to YOU the readers!

Like I’ve mentioned before, thanks to all of you – Hoboken411’s traffic and readership has increased each and every month since its creation. Now averaging over 2 million pageviews a month, 411 continues to be the premier online Hoboken community. With 20,000+ registered users and nearly 170,000 user comments 411 has far surpassed all other community forums created about the mile square!! Google Trends confirms Hoboken411 is the website the universe turns to for breaking news and information about Hoboken, NJ, USA, Earth!

A special for the local businesses in Hoboken

hoboken411-limited-time-offer4Big appreciation to the sponsors of Hoboken411, who have taken the time to email me and share their gratitude for the exposure (and increased business) they’ve received as a result of their ads – and articles – appearing here. I want nothing other than to see the small businesses in Hoboken succeed and prosper, and you, the readers, not only make my job fun, you also help increase the traffic to our local businesses!

Because of this – I’m running an advertising special for the summer. Any local business that purchases a three-month ad campaign will have their ad extended to the end of 2009. Which is almost two months free of charge!

Just shoot me an email if you’d like to learn more.

Final Note: Post Rules and Decorum

internet-trolls-in-hobokenAny sensible website strives to have a fair decorum for the readers. One of the reasons why Hoboken411 continues to grow is because much effort is put into preventing the forum from being hijacked by radical nutjobs who are unable to have a civil conversation – or be content with only one screen identity. Even certain politicians in Hoboken were unable to comprehend plain English and violated these very easy to understand rules. Keep in mind that by posting comments on Hoboken411 you have agreed to abide by the terms and conditions as well as the post rules.

Here we (collectively) don’t cater to a tiny number of selfish political sycophants who get their rocks off by agreeing with themselves through multiple screen names. Hoboken411 is not for those who can’t have a decent conversation with their neighbors without signing up for five or six other screen names to flame their enemies or to “appear” to be winning an argument. Hoboken is a diverse community, and that diversity is seen and heard from on Hoboken411 because of the integrity of the stated post guidelines.

Now, just like anyone who works hard to create a unique & valuable product, you’ll have your share of critics who are impossible to please (and often insanely jealous to boot!) The best thing is that – love it or hate it – people want to know what the pulse of the city is. Hoboken411 readers and their passionate opinions make this THE go-to site in town.

Thanks guys and gals! Have a great day!

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30 Comments on "Thank you, Hoboken411 readers!"

DavidsSling
Member
DavidsSling

Thank you Hob411. Hoboken and NJ has suffered from lack of news coverage that is not biased. Up until you came along almost no news was covered and was fluff or downright propaganda.
Information is power and corruption flourished because they controlled it. You have forced other sites to open up more information and that is a great thing.
Can’t go a day without my Hob411.
May you keep growing.

Red Haven
Member
Red Haven

WOW! This is very impressive, especially the Google Trends data. This site has grown by leaps and bounds despite the inevitable copycats and small-minded haters. This is also a great point to remind people about, because it keeps 411 from turning into the sewer so often seen elsewhere:

Here we (collectively) don’t cater to a tiny number of selfish political sycophants who get their rocks off by agreeing with themselves through multiple screen names. Hoboken411 is not for those who can’t have a decent conversation with their neighbors without signing up for five or six other screen names to flame their enemies or to “appear” to be winning an argument. Hoboken is a diverse community, and that diversity is seen and heard from on Hoboken411 because of the integrity of the stated post guidelines.

Diversity is good. Hatred and jealousy are bad. Bringing back the comment preview button would be divine. Viva 411!

In response to DavidsSling who said:
Thank you Hob411. Hoboken and NJ has suffered from lack of news coverage that is not biased. Up until you came along almost no news was covered and was fluff or downright propaganda.
Information is power and corruption flourished because they controlled it. You have forced other sites to open up more information and that is a great thing.
Can’t go a day without my Hob411.
May you keep growing.

matt_72
Member
Don’t confuse defending Zimmer w/ attacking Blah. I was attacking blah for being upset w/ Zimmer not lying when she was asked for her opinion. Not to mention I was pointing out how trivial that person was being in even bringing the matter up. But then again, I sort of expect that sort of behavior from folks who vote for people they know are full of horse puckey. Shoot, the guy was upset specifically b/c Zimmer didn’t lie. By the way – I wouldn’t consider a single restaurant in Hoboken to be the “best” in any particular category. The question wasn’t which was good, which she went to most often, which was family friendly, etc… Per Blah, it was about “best place to get sushi”. Name me 1 place that would rank up there as “best” in Hoboken and I bet posters on this board can name you 10 others that are far better that are located outside Hoboken. Hoboken has some good places, but they don’t get much better than being “good”. As for sushi, Robongi is no better than the average takeout place in Fort Lee (and what about Mitsuwa, not bad there either, food court counts as a restaurant in my book). There are tons of steak places that are better than anything in Hoboken, same for latin, thai and just about everything else. Only when it comes to Italian food does any place in town come to mind as being pretty darn good and still NYC… Read more »
jc5201
Member
jc5201
Is there anything you like? Do you have anything positive to say? Why do you live here if nothing is up to your standards? In response to matt_72 who said: Don’t confuse defending Zimmer w/ attacking Blah. I was attacking blah for being upset w/ Zimmer not lying when she was asked for her opinion. Not to mention I was pointing out how trivial that person was being in even bringing the matter up. But then again, I sort of expect that sort of behavior from folks who vote for people they know are full of horse puckey. Shoot, the guy was upset specifically b/c Zimmer didn’t lie. By the way – I wouldn’t consider a single restaurant in Hoboken to be the “best” in any particular category. The question wasn’t which was good, which she went to most often, which was family friendly, etc… Per Blah, it was about “best place to get sushi”. Name me 1 place that would rank up there as “best” in Hoboken and I bet posters on this board can name you 10 others that are far better that are located outside Hoboken. Hoboken has some good places, but they don’t get much better than being “good”. As for sushi, Robongi is no better than the average takeout place in Fort Lee (and what about Mitsuwa, not bad there either, food court counts as a restaurant in my book). There are tons of steak places that are better than anything in Hoboken, same for… Read more »
Watchmaker
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Watchmaker

matt_72 is a Zimmoron with serious emotional issues. He needs a Xanax or a Prozac before someone could have a serious discussion with him.

As for sushi, I actually agree with him that Hoboken places aren’t the best, though I would never put them down as being bad (he should try sushi in the suburbs and then complain). Fort Lee is a bit better only because of its large Asian population (only Asian food).

When it comes to pizza, he is way off: NY Times has ranked Hoboken right up there with the city. BTW, “Uptown pizza” is my favorite. Also, “Dinno and Harry’s” isn’t quite “Smith and Wollensky,” but it sure is comparable, at least according to some New Yorkers I know. Several review sites ranked it among the Top 10 steak houses in the country.

In response to jc5201 who said:
Is there anything you like? Do you have anything positive to say? Why do you live here if nothing is up to your standards?

IndieCom
Member

I thought Dawn said Sushi Lounge…..that’s in Hoboken.

YipYap
Member

Matt_72 Robongi has very good Japanese dishes, as well as terrific sushi that is always fresh. Zimmer might know that if she actually ate out once in a while. All my years being here I yet to see her and her family at any of the restaurants. I used to see former Mayor Roberts eating out all the time. Hoboken is a social town, our elected officials need to spend more time in the restaurants if they want to get to know their constituents, especially since we have more restaurants and bars per square mile than perhaps anywhere in the metro area save Times Square.

Also your comment on Thai food, have you eaten at Sri Thai?

jc5201
Member
jc5201

First site I check in the morning, last at night with frequent checks during the day. Thank you for giving me a voice.

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