2017 letter to readers
May 18, 2017
Dear Empire Report Readers,
One year ago we endeavored to create the most widely-read and influential news and politics site in New York, and we are close to achieving that goal.
Empire Report’s user statistics during year 1 were:
6,083,946 visits to the site
16,000 + tweets
6,000,000 + twitter impressions
Thousands of i-phone and android downloads
There are several quality political sites to choose from in New York, and @empirereport meteoric rise over the last twelve months has been astounding. IN April ’17, we had more than 900,000 site visits. According to similarweb.com, a free 3rd-party web traffic monitoring site, April 2017 looked like this:
TOTAL PAGE VIEWS:
Empire Report: 176,100
NY State of Politics: 36,500
City & State: 25,700
AVERAGE VISIT DURATION:
Empire Report: 19 minutes
City & State: 1 minute 17 seconds
NY State of Politics: 23 seconds
PAGES PER VISIT:
Empire Report: 3.54
City & State: 1.92
NY State of Politics: 1.16
If you are reading this, it means you have more than a passing interest in the site, and New York politics. We hope you enjoy our free news service as much as we enjoy putting it together every day.
Here is some more information you need to know:
Empire Report is updated frequently, all day, every day.
If you visit the site at different times during the day, you will see dozens of fresh stories posted each time you visit. Some of you visit the site once a day (when you receive the morning email). We encourage you to come back again for the latest in news, politics, and pop-culture.
If you’ve downloaded the free i-phone or android app make sure to check out the ‘SWITCH VIEW’ button on the bottom of the screen. It makes Empire Report really easy to read on your mobile device. If you go to the itunes store or google play, simply type in ‘Empire Report’ to download the free app to your mobile device.
We’re also on Twitter. We tweet every story posted at @empirereportny. Our twitter following has grown significantly!
Empire Report depends on news tips from in-the-know readers. If you see an interesting story about New York State or your fellow New Yorkers on facebook, twitter, or any news site, please send it over to firstname.lastname@example.org
Empire Report depends on advertisers to stay in business. Our rates are very attractive, and the audience demographic is unmatched in terms of income, education, and other metrics. Please consider a sponsorship for your business or advocacy campaign. You will not be disappointed.
CAN YOU HELP? YES- if you send Empire Report 10 email addresses of friends/family/colleagues that would like to receive our daily email, you will receive a limited edition EMPIRE REPORT bumper sticker.
If you send 100 email addresses, we will send you 10 bumper stickers. If you send 1,000 email addresses, we will send you 100 bumper stickers. Please send the email addresses to email@example.com
Why would you want an Empire Report bumper sticker you ask? We don’t have the answer but it will be a very limited run and only the high-powered Empire Report junkies will have them.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR READERSHIP. This is just the beginning.
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