Traffic to our web site continues to increase by as much as 25%, or more, a month resulting in us having to already upgrade servers. Our top story on Crows General Store surpassed 22,000 unique views, in a matter of days, and was quickly picked up by other media outlets in Brandon and throughout the province of Manitoba. Business stories have proven extremely popular on the site as our coverage on the opening of Ace Kitchen Supply and Direct Liquidation remain two of our most read stories to date. It's no secret that Brandon and the Westman region enjoy sports stories as evidenced by the large numbers of viewers on our stories about the 11 year old who tossed a perfect game and the story we posted from Bruce Luebeke on The Case for Ivan Provorov as WHL Player of the Year. Other popular stories which struck a nerve with people include Day Drinking in Brandon, 100 Men Who Give a Damn Donate $7,300 and Resilient Ross Ready to Rock . Special thanks to all of our writers and contributors who have submitted articles for us to publish and ideas for us to pursue. We have several new writers and guest contributors scheduled to start publishing articles in the coming weeks.
Last week we introduced a new feature to the site, Submit a Story. Submit a Story is designed to provide residents of Brandon and area the opportunity to submit stories, photos and videos. Maybe you’ve just witnessed a vehicle crash through a restaurant, your neighbor cutting grass in a speedo, or your daughter’s soccer team has just finished first in a big tournament. We accept submissions from readers, and will publish anything that interests us and matches our focus for the site.
In the past several months we have hosted many promotions including giving away a $2,600 bed, oil changes, and everyone's favorite perogies. We also awarded one lucky fan the opportunity to have supper with Canadian TV icon Jeff Schwarz at Browns Social House. We have many new and exciting promotions scheduled for the coming months including giving away a house cleaning courtesy Amber's Reliable House Cleaning and a Dyson vacuum cleaner courtesy of Direct Liquidation. This is just one of three promotions we have planned for the next few months. Please keep checking our web site, our Twitter page, and our Facebook page. Speaking of Facebook we have amassed 3,020 likes in just over 5 months. Not bad.
Thanks to our sponsors for supporting us through the launch of this web site. We had many advertisers/sponsors step-up and commit to advertising options long before we even launched live to the public. These sponsorship's and relationships have allowed us to focus and concentrate on the the development and growth of the site and we expect to launch a few new areas of interest to the site shortly.