A BRIEF TOUR THROUGH THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THIS SITE
A moment to reflect on the three-year anniversary of this website:
Must Read Alaska, the news site you’re reading now, has reached a new milestone:
The number of visits reached more than 5 million on Sunday.
To put it into perspective: That’s two-and-a-half times the number of tourists Alaska saw last year; it’s more than seven visits per year for every man, woman, and child who is an Alaskan.
Who are these readers? Primarily Alaskans. But they’re also reading MRAK from Seattle, Washington, D.C, Hawaii, and Australia. They read Must Read in Houston, Texas, Cottage Grove, Ore., and New York. They all have a tie to this great state and they’re all curious about how things are going up here in the land they love.
FUN FACTS ABOUT THIS SITE
- 5,019,000 million visits to date, and 1.9 million unique visitors.
- 2,780 stories posted.
- MRAK in 2019 averages 10,214 visits a day.
- Top story of all time: Homer city council goes into full ‘resist Trump’ mode with resolution
- Top story of 2019: Alaska Human Rights Commission vs. First, Second Amendment
- Top story of the past 30 days: REAL ID Alaska: Here’s how to do it like a pro
The “Unique Visitor” Profile for the past 28 days; 99 percent of traffic is from real people, not bots:
MORE FUN FACTS
- 61 percent of readers are reading on their mobile device, 28 percent on a desktop, and the rest on a tablet.
- The majority of MRAK readers are in the Southcentral region. Seattle ranks #2, then Juneau, Fairbanks, and Kenai.
- 62 percent of readers are men, 38 percent women.
- 60 percent of readers are 45 years and older.
- 55 percent of visitors are returning visitors.
- Over 14,662 comments posted by readers.
- 16,843 sites in the U.S. get more traffic than Must Read Alaska.
- For perspective, 6,734 sites in the United States get more traffic than the Anchorage Daily News.
- NRA.org ranks just ahead of Must Read Alaska for overall visits at 15,998.
In this analysis, the low number wins for traffic ranking, making ADN at the top for traffic. Must Read Alaska is the green line. That puts MRAK at #3 statewide for online news and commentary, a bit behind KTUU but closing steadily.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
This site is supported by dozens of Alaskans, and I’d like to take a moment to thank each one of you. You are quiet supporters of journalism that’s done with a conservative reader in mind. You are the cheering section that keeps Must Read Alaska going every day with your enthusiasm and financial support.
Thank you so much for your support.
Now, back to work creating the most interesting and engaging website in Alaska.