Posted by justfred.ca on October 19th, 2007
It seems like only yesterday when we were anxiously awaiting news that we'd passed the five million page mark since justFRED.ca went live in November of 2006. And now we're watching the counter rapidly approach 6,000,000...
In fact, unless something goes haywire with our web servers - which has happened before - we'll get there sometime Saturday. And that means we'll have hit another significant figure: a million pages served in a single month.
So why the obsession with numbers? It's all about survival.
As anyone who's spent any amount of time on site knows, we provide our photos and videos and calendar entries and forums and blogs and contents and business directory for free to our visitors. No subscriptions, no buying your daily copy at the corner store, and no filling up the recycling bin.
FREE, FREE, FREE...and nothing gone to waste.
So the numbers are how we convince advertisers and sponsors that we're worth supporting. They're the people who give us the pizzas and ballcaps and MP3 players and sweatshirts and event tickets and CD's to give away. They're the ones who pay for the one-banner-ad-per-page commercial messages that make this happen.
In nearly every case, they're locally owned and operated businesses, just like us.
So as we near another important milestone, we'd like to say Thank You! to our loyal visitors for showing your support of justFRED.ca by visiting us often, saying Cheese! for our cameras, and telling your friends about our window on Fredericton...and to our advertisers and sponsors for recognizing the value of all of those visits.
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