Brand South Africa website hits new record

Brand South Africa’s official website –http://www.southafrica.info/– posted record figures last month, achieving 2.5 million page impressions in March.

Page impressions record the number of pages that were viewed by visitors – translating into hundreds of millions of hits, as each object downloaded on a page is counted as a hit.

www.southafrica.info - The Official Gateway

And in another record, the number of unique visitors going to the site, which is managed by BigMedia, increased to a record 247 000 in March.

In comparison, figures from the Online Publishers Association (for October-December 2006) show that http://www.southafrica.info/ was more popular than sites such as:

  • SundayTimes.co.za (Average of 2.2 million page impressions and 211 000 unique visitors).
  •  SuperSport.co.za (Average of 1.3 million page impressions and 201 000 unique visitors).
  •  BusinessDay.co.za (Average of 1.1 million page impressions and 182 000 unique visitors).

Chantal Wellington, the IMC’s e-Communication Manager attributes the popularity of http://www.southafrica.info/ to “its vibe and freshness – at least five new articles are added each day.”

In addition to daily updates, http://www.southafrica.info/ contains comprehensive information for foreign and local tourists and investors as well as South Africans living at home and overseas.

“The site is both a source of practical ‘how to’ information as well as a comprehensive upbeat commentary of how Alive with Possibility South Africa is,” says Wellington.

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For more information, please contact Tumelo Kumalo, IMC Media Relations
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