Grow­ing fast – our paper’s web­site

Midweek Visiter - - News -

THE Visiter web­site has been recog­nised as the fastest grow­ing re­gional news web­site in the coun­try.

An­nual fig­ures re­leased by ABC – the Au­dit Bureau of Cir­cu­la­tions – show the web­site op­er­ated by the South­port Visiter achiev­ing a 71.34% in­crease in unique users over the past year.

The Visiter Face­book page was re­cently named the fastest grow­ing re­gional news Face­book page in the UK, while the Visiter web­site, which cov­ers South­port, Formby and West Lancs, was a fi­nal­ist in the an­nual O2 Me­dia Awards North West in Novem­ber. was a fi­nal­ist in the Best Web­site cat­e­gory, at an awards cer­e­mony which saw the free Mid­week Visiter news­pa­per win the ti­tle of North West Free Distri­bu­tion News­pa­per of the year.

In the lat­est ABC fig­ures, the Visiter’s sis­ter ti­tle the Manch­ester Evening News saw a 16% growth in web users last year, mean­ing it re­mains the coun­try’s most pop­u­lar re­gional on­line news­pa­per.

The Evening Stan­dard in Lon­don comes next, fol­lowed by the Liver­pool Echo, which saw a 14% in­crease in read­er­ship year-on-year.

The Visiter launched a new app in De­cem­ber last year.

South­port Visiter ed­i­tor An­drew Brown said: “We are de­lighted to con­tinuie our rapid growth – I would like to say a huge thank-you to all the peo­ple who are read­ing the Visiter web­site in in­creas­ing num­bers.

“Peo­ple want to get all the best lo­cal news from a brand that they trust, writ­ten by well-trained jour­nal­ists who are vis­i­ble in and trusted by our lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“We all work hard to bring peo­ple the big news sto­ries first, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and this lat­est ac­co­lade is tes­ta­ment to our hard­work­ing and tal­ented Visiter team.

“Please join us by down­load­ing the free Visiter app and please Like the Visiter page on Face­book and fol­low us on Twit­ter.”

South­port Visiter ad­ver­tis­ing man­ager Frank Not­ton high­lighted the ad­van­tages that the fast grow­ing Visiter web­site, in con­junc­tion with our long-es­tab­lished print ti­tles such as the Mid­week Visiter, South­port Visiter, Orm­skirk Ad­ver­tiser and oth­ers, can bring to lo­cal busi­nesses.

Frank said: “Ad­ver­tis­ing suc­cess is all about au­di­ence reach. And reach­ing that au­di­ence across mul­ti­ple chan­nels is vi­tally im­por­tant in today’s world.

“This en­ables our ad­ver­tis­ers to ac­cess dif­fer­ent au­di­ences at dif­fer­ent stages in the pur­chas­ing cy­cle.

“The Visiter now reaches more peo­ple than at any time in its his­tory and our ad­ver­tis­ers are reap­ing the ben­e­fits that our com­bined print and on­line ad­ver­tis­ing pack­ages of­fer.

“In ad­di­tion to print ads and on­line dis­play we also of­fer a whole range of dig­i­tal so­lu­tions in­clud­ing Google Ad­words, video cre­ation, man­aged so­cial me­dia and Face­book ad­ver­tis­ing and much more.

“We can even build up to date and im­pres­sive web­sites at an un­beat­able price. Some ex­cit­ing and unique op­por­tu­ni­ties are to fol­low so watch this space!”

IF you have a news story for the Visiter please email us at: vis­iternews@ south­portvis­ or mes­sage us via the Visiter page on Face­book.

To ad­ver­tise in the Visiter please call Christina Bowe on: 07917 072599.

Andy Brown, front left, Frank Not­ton and Visiter staff

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