Jan 03 2009

VanderbiltCupRaces.com 2008 Year in Review

Thanks for a great first year! VanderbiltCupRaces.com ended up with the #1 Google ranking among the 178,000 websites that appear for a search on "Vanderbilt Cup Races". The 2008 stats and year in review are below:


Howard Kroplick

Key 2008 Stats

• Ranked #1 by Google among the 178,000 websites that appear for a search on “Vanderbilt Cup Races”

• Ranked #9 by Google among 84,5000 websites that appear for a search on “Long Island Motor Parkway”

• During 2008, the website had 19,974 visits and 15,504 absolute unique visitors. This represented 65 visits per day with an average of 4 page views and 4 minutes view time.

• Visitors came from 113 countries including; Qatar, Israel, Azerbaijan, Malta, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Uganda, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Pakistan, Lebanon, Bangladesh, and Iceland.

• 69% of viewers reached the website using Internet Explorer, followed by Firefox (22%), and Safari (7%).

• A record 840 unique visitors came to the website on Saturday, October 11, 2008 when the New York Times mentioned VanderbiltCupRaces.com in its article “First Auto Parkway: From Road to Ruin” .

• In October, there were 4,307 visitors to the website (an average of 144 per day) to celebrate the centennial of the Long Island Motor Parkway

Year in Review: 2008

March 1: Website officially launched with 36 visits

March 2: First post in the blog on driver George Arents, Jr.

March 13: Arcadia Publishing releases “Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island”

March 15: Roslyn News "Remembering the Vanderbilt Races"

March 16: New York Times “Long before NASCAR, Dirt-Road Daredevils”

April 10: Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island selected as book of the month

May 30: What was the Long Island Automotive Museum?

June 15: Driver Profile: Harry Grant

June 23:Driver Profile: George Robertson

July 28: Arcadia announces a new Long Island Motor Parkway book

August 2: Eddie Rickenbacker: America’s Ace of Aces and Vanderbilt Cup Race Participant

August 25: Calling All Vanderbilt Cup Race families

September 11: Video: Old 16 Rides Again in Dearborn

October 1: Premium Vanderbilia

October 3: Roslyn News “More History on Long Island Roadways”

October 10: Happy Birthday to the Long Island Motor Parkway

October 11: New York Times “First Auto Parkway: From Road to Ruin”. Record 840 unique visitors view VanderbiltCupRaces.com.

October 19: Video: Howard Kroplick interview

October 20: Newsday publishes special 4-Page Pullout on the Long Island Motor Parkway

October 24: Highlights of the Centennial Celebrations

October 25: Video: Willie K Talks!

October 31: Large crowd attends book-signing at Book Revue

November 29: Images from the November presentations

December 6: Looking for the restored Alco-6 Racer

December 14: Chaplin, Normand, Sennett and the 1914 Vanderbilt Cup Race

December 16: New Queens LIMP Signage

December 21: Restored Alco-6 Racer returning to Long Island!

December 24: Newsday: Vanderbilt Racer returns to LI

December 27: The complete 44-Mile LIMP Tour: Maps, Images and Videos

December 28:The Alco-6 "Black Beast" Racing History


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