Local Site Examiner.com Nears 30,000-Examiner Mark

Online Source for Everything Local Continues to Build North American Presence

Feb 01, 2010, 13:58 ET from Examiner.com

DENVER, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to experience rapid growth at a historical pace, Examiner.com, the insider source for everything local, is within days of hitting the 30,000 Examiner mark. This latest news comes after Examiner.com's acquisition in October, 2009 of NowPublic and the hyperlocal site's addition of its 500th Examiner in Canada.

"We have the reach, and now we are working on the depth," said Rick Blair, CEO of Examiner.com. "In less than two years, Examiner.com has established itself as the go-to resource for readers seeking online information about their city. Whether you are in a small town or a major metropolis, content on Examiner.com feeds the individual passions and interests of the community."

Examiner.com's reach expanded from 60 to 240 cities throughout North America in 2009, including a strong presence in all top 20 markets throughout the U.S. Los Angeles and New York have been the first markets for Examiner.com to exceed 1,000 active contributors, with all 20 major markets expected to surpass that mark within the first half of 2010. In addition to its headquarters in the Denver market, the top five markets for Examiner.com based on number of Examiners are as follows:

  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Chicago
  • San Francisco
  • Washington DC

Known as Examiners, contributors to Examiner.com are passionate local insiders who offer a range of viewpoints on just about any topic – from abstract stories and entertainment calendars – to emerging trends – to the most recent coverage of U.S. and international news and information.  With plans to hit 85,000 Examiners by the end of 2010, Examiner.com is actively recruiting individuals who are passionate about their interests and areas of knowledge. Examiner.com carefully vets each of its Examiners and provides them an optimized home on the Web, with access to publishing tools, Web training and a live help desk. If you have what it takes, this rapidly-growing Web site is currently recruiting within each of its editions. Topics range from Entertainment to Parenting, Transportation, Recreation, Health, and hyperlocal Neighborhoods coverage.  

More information on becoming an Examiner is available at Examiner.com.

About Examiner.com: Launched in April 2008, Examiner.com serves 240 markets across North America and is the insider source for everything local. Examiner.com feeds the passion the local community has for its favorite interests, activities, and establishments by connecting them with credible and informed contributors who write and share information with the passion and insights only a local insider can provide. Examiner.com is a division of the Clarity Digital Group, LLC, wholly owned by The Anschutz Company, a Denver-based investment company with a broad array of assets in print and digital media; live sports and entertainment; hospitality; film production and exhibition; wind energy development and transmission; as well as ranching and oil/gas exploration. For more information, visit Examiner.com.

SOURCE Examiner.com