SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Allvoices.com, the largest open news site in the world, today announced it has become one of the Web's top 25 news destinations. More than 11.6 million unique visitors in January viewed 61 million pages, or a little more than five page views per visitor.
Allvoices' community of news makers, curators, and raters publish and vet news, opinion and feature stories that have validated Allvoices new model for news. In a little more than two years, Allvoices has become one of the top 600 most-visited U.S. Web sites by Quantcast, and a member of the top 25 online news resources worldwide measured by traffic.
There have been more than one million news stories with images and/or videos about local, national and global events posted to the site since its launch. Allvoices' growing community of writers post more than 1800 stories a day - surpassing The Huffington Post (600 posts, 300 from staffers and 300 from unpaid bloggers) and The New York Times (550 stories per day). Source: http://blogs.forbes.com/jeffbercovici/2010/12/15/huffington-post-vs-new-york-times-a-productivity-comparison/
Allvoices' quick rise in stories posted and monthly visitors is due to its contributors, community and open publishing platform. The site's real-time pay-per-performance model attracts highly passionate and active contributors while other new media news sites are looking for free blogger and journalist labor. Allvoices writers quickly generate a large audience by posting great content that is automatically optimized for search and social media.
"It is quite a milestone for a startup like Allvoices to be one of the Web's fastest growing social new media news sites in such a short period of time," said Amra Tareen, Allvoices' founder and CEO." "Our powerful combination of global contributors, open platform and technology has us in the right place at the right time while the rest of the media industry is struggling to get noticed by readers. We're constantly tailoring the model to fill the gaps being left by the contraction of traditional news organizations, and have proven our ability to capture their audience."
Allvoices (www.allvoices.com) is the largest global community offering local to global news and perspectives in one place. With its proprietary technology, Allvoices provides a 360 degree view of news by enabling citizen reporting from its community and international news bureaus that is automatically surrounded by additional sources of content including mainstream news feeds and blogs, social media feeds (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube), images and videos which provides context, insight and diversity of opinions around a broad range topics and issues on the global, national and local levels.