Two weeks after our “soft launch,” the San Marcos Mercury has passed the other Web site in Alexa.com’s rankings of web traffic. Alexa uses a formula no one quite understands to weigh visitors and depth of visit to come up with a Web site’s rank in the entire World Wide Web. So basically it’s good for knowing how one Web site is performing compared to another.
According to these numbers, Newstreams fell to 538,743rd in its traffic ranking and the San Marcos Mercury rose to 439,109th (where 1st is the best). For us, that translates to 180,000 hits since April 21, an average of 8,500 hits a day. Pretty good, I think, for two weeks into the news war.
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» Our traffic summary on Alexa.com