"Ham It Up," a May 2007 Message column, asserted that Associated Content, a Denver-based operation, "is arguably the most visited media website in the city" -- a claim that couldn't have made the folks at the Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post, 9News, etc., very happy. Today, new numbers suggest that the qualifying word in the previous quote needs to be removed. The site, which pays users for articles based on the number of times their submissions are viewed, racked up an astonishing 8.2 million unique visits in October, placing it in the top hundred most-visited addresses on the entire Internet. "AC is now by far the biggest, most trafficked media company in the Rocky Mountain states," Beatty writes via e-mail -- a goal he shared at the time of the aforementioned column. What recession?
Read Associated Content's take on its achivement below. -- Michael Roberts
Associated Content Sees Explosive Growth in Q4, Record Traffic Provides Extraordinary Earning Potential for Contributors in a Tough Economy
Associated Content (http://www.associatedcontent.com), one of the fastest-growing independent online media sites, joins the top 100 ad-supported properties on the Web and expects major growth in Q4. Associated Content.com received an all-time high of 8.2MM unique visitors in October (comScore 10/08) and doubled the number of incoming Content Producers over the last six months. As ever-increasing numbers of people seek to supplement their incomes by publishing through Associated Content's platform, October's unparalleled number of page views translated directly into increased earnings for everyone published on the site.
"In a tough economic climate, Associated Content is providing people with a unique opportunity to be paid to publish content on the topic of their choice. As a result of our incredible growth, their ad-supported content is reaching a larger audience than ever before and our contributors are able to earn a piece of that revenue," said Associated Content Founder and President Luke Beatty. "Other online publishing platforms, such as personal blogs, just don't have the same versatility or earning potential for most people."
With $1 million paid out to 200,000 registered users this year and more than 1,000 offers made to contributors every day, Associated Content is the foremost place for everyday people to share their personal expertise and perspective on every conceivable subject in text, audio, video and image formats. These participants in the content economy, including aspiring writers and professionals, stay-at-home moms, students and more, have found a viable source of additional income publishing with Associated Content. To learn more, visit http://www.AssociatedContent.com.
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