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Marketplace - We doubled our visits in 2009!
I've just completed some traffic analysis for Marketplace and wanted to share how our site is growing.
In 2009, the number of visits to Marketplace has doubled over the previous year ! Some of this is attributable to the expansions made to the site over the last year, but it's also a testament to the fact that here in Lawrence, Marketplace is the best place on the web to find local business information for our community.
Expansions to other Local Communities
In the summer of 2009, we expanded our coverage area to include the communities in Eudora, Basehor, Baldwin City and Tonganoxie - and we did so in a way that not only kept the site local for each of these communities (Eudoramarketplace.com shows you just Eudora businesses, for example) but also allowed users to switch between these communities or view all businesses in the area.
Then, in mid-October of 2009, we launched Shawneemarketplace.com to cover local businesses in the city of Shawnee, KS.
We are very grateful to the local businesses that have helped make Marketplace the tremendous resource of local business information that it is today, and to the local community for embracing the site. As we look forward to 2010, we have a lot of new features and enhancements in the works (we'll keep you posted here!) and continue to appreciate all the comments, suggestions, and feedback that you provide us.