Examiner.com One of the Fastest Growing Sites in US

Company also marks another milestone by surpassing 42,000 contributors

Jun 14, 2010, 08:40 ET from Examiner.com

DENVER, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Examiner.com, the insider source for local, has surpassed 42,000 contributors across its 240 US and Canadian editions. Ranked by comScore as one of the top 10 fastest-growing Websites in the US, the company also reports more than 35% growth in unique visitors so far in 2010.

Known as Examiners, contributors to Examiner.com are knowledgeable and passionate influencers who offer authentic insights and guidance on thousands of localized subjects. Examiners contribute over 3,000 fresh and original articles per day, and the Examiner.com library recently surpassed 1.2 million articles.

Examiner.com reports 20.8 million unique visitors for May through direct measurement, while comScore ranked Examiner.com as the #70 domain in the US with nearly 14 million unique visitors. The site was also ranked number 9 of all US sites in gaining properties by percentage change for April 2010.  

"This growth continues to prove the Examiner.com model fills a need for local information," said Rick Blair, CEO of Examiner.com. "With our remarkable increase of qualified influencers to over 42,000, our local coverage is some of the most comprehensive in the country. Our continued plans for growth will undoubtedly set us up to remain the key leader in the industry."

With plans to hit 65,000 Examiners by the end of 2010, Examiner.com is actively recruiting individuals who are passionate about their interests and excited to share their knowledge.  Examiner.com applies stringent acceptance criteria to Examiner selection and offers ongoing training through its Examiner University program. More information on becoming an Examiner is available at Examiner.com (http://www.examiner.com/about_examiner/?CID=pr_42K).

About Examiner.com

Launched in April 2008, Examiner.com serves 240 markets across North America and is the insider source for 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 and wind energy development.

SOURCE Examiner.com