HomeIdeasWeelunk’s First Six Months LeeRoy May 11, 2015 3 Weelunk.com turned a half year on May 1, and the response from Weelunkers like you has been overwhelmingly positive. With over 515,000 pageviews we are on target for 1,000,000 in our first year. Thank you for being a part of this fantastic ride! Weelunk’s head writer, Steve Novotney, interviews local legend Frank Scenna. Read the story here. Weelunk’s mission is to support the revitalization of Wheeling, W.Va., by creating a platform for making connections and focusing on positivity. We have been successful in sustaining our mission through revenue generated by advertising sales from local businesses and organizations like our new partners, The Wheeling Arts Fest and DePasqule’s Trattoria. Weelunk has proven its ability to reach a local market (a younger, digitally engaged demographic that is searching for positive stories) that traditional forms of advertising have a hard time accessing. Here are some statistics that we feel are indicators that Weelunk.com is a great piece of any local establishment’s marketing puzzle. 515,000 Pageviews 141,000 Unique Visitors 5,522 Facebook Likes Visits from all 50 states Visits from 131 countries Weelunk’s demographic is well balanced. 390 Stories Published 72 “Weelunker” Authors Although usage is heavily focused in the Ohio Valley, there are fans of Wheeling, W.Va., in almost every Metro area in the USA. Our ad spaces differ from other online sites that have rotating or annoying pop-ups. We have no more than four exclusive spots in each section, and our ads do not rotate. If you are interested in advertising, or if you would like to contribute a story, please contact us at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you and hope you are just as excited as we are for the next six months. Help spread the #WeelunkFeelunk! Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window) 3 Responses Christina Fisanick Greer May 15, 2015 I’m so glad to be part of the team. Log in to Reply Mike Breiding May 11, 2015 I just started Weelunk as a daily read in late March. Only six months old!? Who would have guessed? Not I. Keep up the good work, you are off to great start. Log in to Reply Margaret Warren July 21, 2015 My husband came home from his weekly meeting at Wheeling Rotary and told me about WEELUNK, so I just checked it out for the first time. Great job, for sure! I look forward to future offerings. Thank you for doing this. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.