Georgia Straight and Eugene Weekly Join SelectAlternatives

14 Percent Revenue Growth for Current Papers in December

Georgia Straight and Eugene Weekly are the latest AAN papers to offer their readers the SelectAlternatives local personals/social networking system. Twenty-three AAN papers now utilize SelectAlternatives.

Current AAN papers using SelectAlternatives saw, on average, a 14 percent increase in revenues for December 2007 compared to December 2006.

The sixteen AAN newspapers that have been using the SelectAlternatives local personals/social networking system for at least one year are: The Stranger; Portland Mercury; Chicago Reader; Washington City Paper; Salt Lake City Weekly; Austin Chronicle; Nuvo; Charleston City Paper; Sacramento, Chico and Reno News & Review; Atlanta, Charlotte and Tampa Creative Loafing; Honolulu Weekly and Seven Days.

Total gross revenues increased 14.2 percent. Of the group, the Mercury enjoyed the highest percentage growth in revenues (104 percent), followed by Seven Days (55 percent).

Total new member profiles (ads) increased 19.5 percent.

Total unique visits to the web sites increased 15.8 percent.

Total page views increased 17.2 percent to 5.5 million.

Average pages viewed per visit increased to 13.6.

For more information about SelectAlternatives, please contact Andy Sutcliffe

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