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SDGLN sets records for web traffic and Social Media impact

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Gay & Lesbian News continues to dominate the LGBT media market in San Diego, setting new monthly record numbers for web traffic and Social Media impact.

In July 2012, SDGLN shattered records for pageviews (151,736), visits (117,513) and unique visitors (103,545), according to Google Analytics.

This compares to SDGLN’s first month of operation, in October 2009, when the daily LGBT news source debuted with 6,166 monthly readers.

In Social Media, SDGLN climbed to 17,552 likes on Facebook and 9,916 followers on Twitter during the month of July.

SDGLN’s weekly wrap-up of our news coverage, which is sent by email, reaches more than 18,000 people every Friday.

Concerning web traffic, SDGLN reaches a global audience across 175 countries per month. Still, most web visitors in July come from the United States (95,206), Canada (5,212), United Kingdom (4,550) and Australia (1,110). SDGLN is also translated into other languages, according to Google Analytics.

In the U.S., SDGLN’s top readership in July comes from California (41,430), New York (5,721), Texas (4,957), Florida (3,040), Illinois (2,987), Massachusetts (2,320), Virginia (2,317), Pennsylvania (2,304), Washington state (2,007) and Georgia (1,862).

In California, SDGLN is popular along the coastal regions from San Diego to Orange County to Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area. SDGLN also has strong readership in the Sacramento and Palm Springs areas, according to Google Analytics.

“We thank our readers for making SDGLN the No. 1 news source in San Diego as well as a powerful voice in California, the U.S. and indeed around the world,” said Johnathan Hale, publisher of Hale Media, parent company of SDGLN.

Ken Williams, Editor in Chief of SDGLN, said he appreciated the hard work of the staff and numerous contributors to the website. He also noted that SDGLN has built important media partnerships with LGBTQ Nation, HuffPost Gay Voices, GLAAD, SD PIX, FlawLes, The BottomLine,San Diego Uptown News, San Diego Downtown News, Gay San Diego, Lavender Lens, Gaytravel.com, Discover SD, Hillcrest Business Association and Best Gay Cities.

“In today’s stressed-out economy, LGBT media have to be creative in sharing content and expenses,” Williams said. “One of the keys to SDGLN’s success is building and nurturing these media partnerships. For example, SDGLN will be a media partner with QNotes, the leading LGBT news source in the Carolinas, to provide exclusive LGBT coverage from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. We look forward to the continued growth and success of SDGLN.”