The benchmark: a 500th article.
‘The Post’ published its 500th news story Saturday (Jan. 24, 2009). It’s a milestone primarily because it represents the growing news coverage of Sanatoga village, Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township, and the Pottsgrove School District presented each day in these online pages.
When ‘The Post’ launched last August, it published an average of just one news story every three days. It now presents an average of four stories every day, and during the past two weeks has averaged six stories daily.
Highest daily readership
The Post’s most recent day of record readership was slightly more than a week ago, Jan. 19 (2009), when visitors to the website browsed through 274 pages. This statistic, known as “page views,” is one measurement of a website’s popularity. The previous Post single-day record was 263 page views on Oct. 27 (2008).
Daily page views during the current quarter so far are 62 percent higher than those of the last quarter.
E-mail subscriptions, without spam.
Since Dec. 6 ‘The Post’ has been experimenting with e-mailing a daily headline summary to some readers. Its delivery is hosted by Constant Contact, the nation’s largest provider of secure, no-spam-ever e-mail services.
Monday through Saturday, subscribers to ‘The Post’ receive a single e-mail before 8 a.m. that contains its news headlines and brief descriptions of each article. The headlines are linked directly to the stories they describe. One click brings subscribers to the article(s) of their choice. The service is free, can be stopped by subscribers at any time, and the use of Constant Contact guarantees the privacy of their e-mail addresses.
Dozens of readers have already subscribed, and the service is now being expanded. If you’d like to subscribe to The Sanatoga Post at no cost, click here.
“We’re working hard to keep our readers better informed about what’s happening in their corner of Pennsylvania,” said Post Managing Editor Joe Zlomek. “We are humbled by, and we thank our readers for, their continued trust and support.”
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