The Greater-brand of community news websites just topped a quarter million page views in a month for the first time ever this April.
The websites are now on pace to reach around 3 million views in 2019 alone. The sites tallied 163,095 unique visitors for April, and precisely 250,190 views.
“It’s amazing to witness first-hand the traction these sites are getting in our communities,” said Michael White, a longtime journalist and the founder of Greater Long Island Media Group. “It just shows that people will respond to journalistic work that takes talent and initiative to execute.”
The boost came, in part, with the addition of the company’s fifth news site, GreaterMoriches, which covers southeastern Brookhaven Town from Shirley to Eastport and up into Manorville. The new site is operated under a licensing contract with husband-and-wife journalist team Carl and Angela Corry.
“We are proud to be part of the Greater team and to have helped the company reach this milestone,” said Carl Corry. “The communities we cover have welcomed us with open arms, and it’s been an incredibly rewarding experience. And we’re just getting started.”
Greater Long Island also publishes GreaterPatchogue, GreaterBayShore, GreaterBabylon and GreaterPortJeff, with coverage areas that stretch from Amityville to Eastport on the South Shore, and Stony Brook to Sound Beach on the North Shore.
Helping lead the charge for page views this past month was Greater Long Island’s content manager, Nicholas Esposito, who broke several big news stories, such as Sand City Brewing Co. eying Lindenhurst for a second location.
“It’s been our goal to serve our communities to the best of our capabilities, and as we grow we will continue to use our resources to help service our areas even better,” Esposito said. “I am so proud of our team for achieving this amazing mark.”
And the best is yet to come.
Greater Long Island has just launched a brand-new calendar that allows event organizers to co-publish events across dozens of relevant websites, as well as over email.
There’s also a Greater Long Island app currently in development for iPhones.
“These page views, especially with the upcoming release of our app, are going to make the Greater Long Island sites that much more powerful a tool for our growing list of local advertisers,” said Nick Marchand, the company’s director of promotions and sales. “Our team works so hard every day to drive traffic to the sites, and that means more views and clicks and overall brand awareness for our advertisers.
“I couldn’t be more proud to sell this product.”
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Top: Jose Rivera (left) of Apt. 84, a converted school bus, tapes an episode of The 495 Podcast with Michael White (right, foreground) and Nicholas Esposito (right, background) outside Nicky’s on the Bay in Bay Shore last month.