Substance Web traffic continues to increase with no limits in sight... 3,348,586 Total Hits between January 1, 2010 and August 19, 2010

Surpassing all previous highs, Web traffic to continued to increase in the summer of 2010 despite some who felt there would be a summer drop off from previous highs following the exciting Chicago Teachers Union electoral season. Instead, by some indicators the traffic to reached an all-time high in July 2010, while by other indicators the highs reached in May and June 2010 were sustained.

According to the "Site Stats" compiled daily by Network Solutions, where Substance has its Web hosting and domain name registration, the following traffic has been coming to Substance.

Site Stats since February 2010 show the trends:

Feb 2010 3,302 (Unique Visitors) 402,752 (Total Hits)

Mar 2010 3,681 (Unique Visitors) 389,496 (Total Hits)

Apr 2010 3,342 (Unique Visitors) 260,186 (Total Hits)

May 2010 4,187 (Unique Visitors) 620,666 (Total Hits)

Jun 2010 4,707 (Unique Visitors) 509,362 (Total Hits)

July 2010 7,923 (Unique Visitors) 503,674 (Total Hits)

Aug 2010 5,652 (Unique Visitors) 286,555 (Total Hits)

August 2010 data are through August 19, 2010

Annual for 2010 totals (since January 2010):

36,069 (Unique Visitors) 3,348,586 (Total Hits)

Substance reporters and staff begin meeting on August 22, 2010, to implement the editorial transition for the coming school year (which has already begun in Chicago for nearly 200 schools called "Track E"). Since the former editor (this reporter) is now working as a consultant on research for the Chicago Teachers Union under the new leadership of Karen Lewis, Jesse Sharkey, Michael Brunson, and Kristine Mayle, Sharon Schmidt is now editor, with many of the old staff remaining as reporters. The Substance business model allows Substance reporters to pursue other types of work as well, and makes us stronger because we know the areas we report intimately. 


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