(Boston, November 3, 2010) – WEEI.com, the website of the nation’s top rated sports radio station WEEI-AM, saw its total number of unique visitors in October 2010 surpass the one million mark, an all-time high for the website. Since it dramatically expanded online content beginning in May 2008, WEEI.com has seen its unique visitors skyrocket from 201,059 to over 1,000,000 in October 2010 according to Onestat.com.
During the month of October, WEEI.com saw its total page views increase to over 5.6 million, an increase of approximately 225% since May 2008. Additionally users have flocked to the expanded WEEI content available to them by non-traditional means such as their mobile devices, as WEEI mobile Apps and Websites saw 95,000 unique visitors in October 2010. (source: Localytics and PercentMobile)
“The WEEI Sports Radio Network generates ‘can’t miss’ content and distributes it to the places our consumers want to consume,” said Tim Murphy, Vice President and General Manager of Entercom Boston. “This achievement is a testament to the overall, integrated brand and content strength of WEEI.”
In addition to offering WEEI’s streaming and OnDemand audio content, Online Editor Rob Bradford and his staff of journalists highlight WEEI’s commitment to offering the most credible, informative and entertaining content on the Boston sports scene. Their aggressive expansion of digital content to include breaking news and commentary in the form of blogs, video, and audio-on-demand with a user-friendly layout has created significant increases in total visits and engagement.
The statistics show the following increases:
• Referral visits from search engines & links from other sites increased from 167,500 in May 2008 to 710,000 in October 2010, an increase of 323% (Onestat)
• Time-shifted audio on demand plays increased from 80,548 in May 2008 to 572,348 in October 2010, an increase of 615% (RAMP)
• Online audio streaming increased from 39,742 in May 2008 to 121, 322 in October 2010, an increase of 205% (Ando)
“This latest accomplishment underscores the fact that the appetite for WEEI content is bigger than ever,” said Entercom Jason Wolfe, Vice President of Programming for WEEI and WRKO Radio. “Our intention when we relaunched WEEI.com was to completely break the mold of what a radio station website could be, and clearly we’ve done that.”
Added Murphy: “We refer to our strategy as ‘WEEI Everywhere’-- today’s consumers are empowered with the choice to consume media and embrace brands on their own terms, and WEEI has been the leader in the industry in making sure our fans can get WEEI all the time, when and how they want it.”
For more information and to check out Boston’s best sports content, log onto www.weei.com
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Greg and Steve give their final thoughts and predictions for what is about to go down at MetLife Stadium today.
Curran calls the guys to discuss the game today and gets into the effect of having no Edelman. He talks about Amendola's role, the Pats running game and more.
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
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Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.
Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins MFB to discuss Jim Harbaugh rumors, Rex Ryan's future, and why the Patriots may be better served by not wraping up the number one seed in the AFC this week
Christian shares what he believes will be the three keys to this Sunday's game against the New York Jets
We check in with the playmaker, the hall of famer Michael Irvin for a look at the NFL and all things Patriots as they prepare to face the Jets.
Dale and Michael discuss the trade of Rajon Rondo, and whether it ultimately was a good deal for the Celtics.
We break down Rex and the Jets vs the Patriots with CSNNE's Tom E Curran
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
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