posted on Jun, 2 2004 @ 06:54 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SWINDON, UK - June 1, 2004 - Another record-breaking month has been experienced by the Internet's largest and most popular conspiracy-theory
community, AboveTopSecret.com. Just one month ago, the members and operators of ATS (what they call the "AboveTopSecret.com community") were
celebrating an extraordinary month of April, with traffic numbers in excess of 450,000 unique users. The month of May has shattered the April record,
Thanks to excellent and timely reporting on ATSNN (the Above Top Secret News Network), and diverse discussion, the combined news and community domains
have received 909,456 unique users in the month of May
, and 10.7 million page views
. The resulting bandwidth for the month is slightly
over 300 gigabytes, 26% higher than the previous record breaking bandwidth amount just one month before. The interesting combination of news reports,
combined with member comments and follow-ups appears to strike a chord with ATS's core audience of politically aware and socially concerned members.
People came to droves to AboveTopSecret.com thanks to excellent analysis and coverage of several key events that took place during the month of May,
2004. First and foremost, there were two important threads covering the horrific beheading of Nick Berg that were both seen in the top-ten search
returns on Google and other major search engines, when search on the topic. Achieving a high top-ten return on a critical current event is no easy
task, and is directly related to the quality and relevance of the contributions of the community members of AboveTopSecret.com.
However, basic traffic and user sessions only tells part of the story. More new members joined the AboveTopSecret.com discussion board in the month of
May 2004, than in all of the first three years of its operation. This infusion of 3,101 new members is sure to provide new opinions, thoughts, and
topics for discussion to continue the amazing growth of an increasingly important source of news and information.
AboveTopSecret.com and the associated universe of domains are owned by Simon Gray and hosted out of Texas, USA. For more information about
AboveTopSecret.com, and requests for interviews, send your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
[edit on 6-7-2004 by Valhall]