We’ve been working so hard to get our site ready for its big upgrade that we totally missed a rather important milestone: our 10,000th unique visitor.
“Uniques” as they are known to Web publishers, are one of those, well, unique measurements of a Web site’s success. Every time a new computer connects to MyVeronaNJ.com, the software that runs this site keeps track of it. Not your individual names–though we have gotten to know many of the 740 of you who have become our fans on Facebook–just the Internet address of your computer.
So where are all our “uniques” coming from? From 490 of New Jersey’s 566 municipalities, for starters, and every state except North Dakota (no we still haven’t cracked that nut). People who grew up in Verona have moved to quite a few different corners of the globe and we’re seeing evidence of that, too.
While 10,000 “uniques” is wonderful number for a Web site as young as MyVeronaNJ.com, it isn’t the full measure of how much you seem to enjoy reading us. To get that, you have to look at the total number of pages viewed by our visitors: More than 65,000 since we started this past December, and growing. Our readers are reading hundreds of pages of stories every day, like the one about the reappearance of a Claremont Diner-style cheesecake at Jack’s Cafe, which has been read more than 1,200 times. Or the story about Verona making the top 10 of New Jersey magazine’s “Best Places To Live” list, which has been read more than 1,400 times.
We’ve been taking note of what you’re reading on our site, and we’re working on bringing you more content in those areas. Watch what happens when we roll out the new MyVeronaNJ.com soon. And if we need to do a story on something that is important to you, remember to drop us a line.
To those of you who have contributed to our success so far, Thank You.