Shameless self-promotion

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 3, 2006

I need to hijack the site today for a little shameless self-promotion. My family has to eat, too.

I’ve been writing a little about the Web site redesign we’ll be launching next month. This week, we’re conducting sales blitz for the new site.

There are a limited number of advertising spaces available so if anyone wants to get on board, now’s the time to do this.

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And here’s why you would want to:

In May, for the first time, topped 100,000 unique visitors. A year ago at this time we were hitting 40,000 visitors a month and were at 25,000 just a few months before that.

Your ad on one of the available home page sites would be seen by more than 100,000 people a month.

People are lingering on the site longer, too, upwards of six minutes in many cases n people only spend an average of 15 to 20 minutes with their daily newspaper.

I firmly believe is the best advertising vehicle for the price in Suffolk. There is no other site devoted solely to news about Suffolk, no wading through stories about Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach or Newport News featuring people you don’t know. We’re all Suffolk all the time.

The price will go up, too, as traffic continues to grow and we expect it to once the redesign is launched.

If your business already has a Web site, that’s great, but a Web site doesn’t do much for you if you don’t have a vehicle to market it. You can set your ad to link to your site and just like that tens of thousands of potential customers are just a click away from your site.

If you don’t have a Web site, let us help bring your business into the 21st Century. We can set up a splash page that tells all about your company and what you sell that is linked to your ad.

We have a limited number of spaces to sell (We don’t want the ads to take over the site). And once they are sold, they are gone. We have a few openings left this week for appointments. Let us come and show you how an ad on can build your brand and create floor traffic. Call me at 934-9611, Earl Jones at 934-9607, or Sue Barnes at 934-9602 and we’ll set it up.