Thank you, Hoboken411 readers!
Greetings to everyone checking in to Hoboken411 once again today!
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”
Besides 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
Big 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
Any 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!