There were 470,354 page views/ downloads of ConservativeHome during August – a record month. Total unique visitors equalled 164,470 (both according to Extreme Tracking). The launch of the search for 100 policies for the Conservative Party made a significant contribution to this number. The 100policies.com page has quickly become a favourite for many ConservativeHome visitors.
The above graph captures ConservativeHome’s page downloads since last November. It doesn’t quite begin at the start of ConservativeHome’s existence – characterised by our campaign to retain grassroots members’ vote in the leadership election – but it gives a reasonable overview of the site’s growing traffic. Here are some highlights as marked on the graph…
(1) ConservativeHome publishes its Q&A with the two leadership candidates;
(2) David Cameron wins the Tory leadership and ConservativeHome’s review of the election receives links from around the world;
(3) ConservativeHome reveals the Conservative Party’s A-list of ‘Priority Candidates’;
(4) ConservativeHome estimates it costs about £41,500 to become a Tory MP;
(5) We publish the likely next Tory logo;
(6) The Inigo Wilson affair.
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