MANITOULIN – Manitoulin.ca, Manitoulin Island’s heaviest trafficked website and the online home of The Manitoulin Expositor and Manitoulin West Recorder, has transitioned to a new domain—Manitoulin.com.
“This allows us more flexibility and our own independent server, which will bring us increased speed,” said Manitoulin.com webmaster Dave Patterson.
Between January 1 and August 31 of this year, Manitoulin.ca saw 2,045,000 unique page views, or over 300,000 page views each month. During that same time. Manitoulin.ca boasted over six million ad impressions.
“With the new domain, we’re hoping to increase our page views by 30 percent over the next year,” Mr. Patterson said, noting that the majority of the site’s visitors are from Manitoulin, the North Shore and Greater Sudbury.
Manitoulin.com will also seek to incorporate Manitoulin Publishing Company Limited’s other websites—exploremanitoulin.com, fishmanitoulin.com and manitoulinmall.com—under the new title banner which also includes the popular job, notice and events boards.
By week’s end, all Expositor email addresses will also be transitioning to ‘.com.’
“Manitoulin.com will help serve our customers better and give us a larger presence on the internet,” Mr. Patterson added.