By Tom Tillison
With the books now closed on 2010 and after looking back on our first year of operation, Orlando Political Press is excited to share our performance results with our readers and give a glimpse of a few things we have in store for 2011.
Orlando Political Press, founded by Jason Hoyt and myself, officially began on April 10, 2010, giving us a little less than 9 months under our belt. If you look back in our archives, you’ll see some content prior to this date, however, that material was used primarily for testing.
Were you aware we have an archive? OPP has posted 1138 articles since it’s inception, all of which are always available for review at any time through our ‘Archives‘ option, located in the upper center portion of the home page.
OPP began operation as an alternative news source with a conservative perspective and has been growing steadily. Close to 2000 fellow Floridians now receive our ‘Daily Update’, sent directly to subscriber’s via email and we are also on FaceBook and Twitter.
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For the partial year of operation, OrlandoPoliticalPress.com had just under 60,000 visitors from 120 Countries/Territories and came very close to 120,000 page visits! When OPP was first launched, never did it occur to us that our reach would be so vast! The power of the Internet is absolutely incredible, would you not agree?
Interestingly, the top three countries are:
- United States
Of course, the vast majority of our readers are much closer to home. Here’s a list of the top 10 cities visiting OPP:
- Winter Park
As you can see, our sphere of influence far exceeds Orlando. In fact, this consideration has led us to this exciting announcement;
Orlando Political Press will soon undergo a name change to Florida Political Press!
We’ve begun the process of changing our name and expect this to be complete by the end of January. When looking at the geographically diverse readership and the content of choice, it only makes sense to move in this direction. This allows us to appeal to a wider audience and spread the great conservative message even further throughout the state!
Speaking of content, OPP news coverage breaks downs as follows;
National – 46%
State – 32%
Local – 22%
We’ve also added a key player to the ranks here at OPP! As of this December, Clyde Fabretti has been added as a full partner and has assumed the role of Managing Director, handling most all business aspects of the site, including marketing and sales. Clyde brings a wealth of business experience to the table and we’re very happy to have him on board!
Another goal we will be pursuing in the coming year, which ties into our name change, is to add volunteer correspondents from major cities throughout Florida. This will allow us to offer in depth local coverage in these areas.
So, as can be seen, it has been a great year of steady growth, with much more to look forward to in 2011. We thank all our readers for trusting us to be a source of information and we continue to commit ourselves to offering today’s news from the ‘right‘ perspective!
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