SOURCE: Associated Content

December 07, 2009 09:36 ET

Associated Content Skyrockets to Top 50 U.S. Web Site in 2009

Rapid Growth in Traffic and Ad Revenue Credited to More Than 325,000 Content Creators Who Drive Millions of Page Views and Unique Visitors

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - Associated Content, the fastest growing Web publishing platform, today revealed that it is on pace for 125% year-over-year ad revenue growth in 2009, with year-over-year traffic growth of 100% in the same time period. As a leading online publishing platform with more than 325,000 registered contributors, Associated Content has focused on a wide variety of topics that people search for online -- Thanksgiving, Holiday Shopping, Health & Fitness, Real Estate, and others. With more than 1.75 million articles, videos, slideshows and audio clips, the company facilitates campaigns on brand-safe and high-quality content for advertisers.

Notable accomplishments and milestones for 2009 include:

--  Emphasis on High-Quality Content: The most-wanted categories such as
    health and wellness, home and garden, finance and technology help
    contributors focus efforts on work that yields the highest returns
--  Rapid Delivery and Expansive Selection: With a 1.75 million piece
    content library across 60,000 topics, the organization continues to be the
    fastest producer of quality Web content with 10,000 new pieces published
    every week; this represents a year-over-year content library growth of 115%
--  Contributor Community: New programs and incentives such as 'Pageview
    Millionaires,' Monthly 'Rising Stars' and category awards have driven the
    rate of content creation, and payouts, among the user community
--  Mainstream Media Sourcing: Articles and columns created by Associated
    Content contributors have been sourced to support stories on media outlets
    such as CNN, Hachette Filipacchi Media, Huffington Post, and Reuters

"The incredible scale we have achieved has validated the model of an open and data driven content platform," said Patrick Keane, CEO of Associated Content. "Harnessing the collective knowledge of hundreds of thousands of contributors has helped us achieve triple-digit yearly revenue growth, largely driven by a leadership team of top-flight executives with experiences from Google, AOL, Disney, Viacom and Discovery."

Associated Content has developed the most democratic way of publishing and earning money on the Web. Through best practices in content curation, keyword taxonomy, and user rewards, the publisher has grown Web traffic exponentially. Associated Content aids its contributor network by driving Internet users to the right content organically though search, and then monetizing it effectively through targeted ads.

About Associated Content:

With high-impact advertising and sponsorship opportunities across virtually every category, Associated Content (AC) connects brands with highly engaged consumers in deep, brand-relevant content. The company, based in Denver, Colo., is one of the fastest-growing sites on the Web -- audience of 10 MM unique monthly visitors, according to Comscore (October 2009), and the 38th largest site with 20 MM unique monthly visitors, according to Quantcast. Associated Content delivers value with targeted advertising platforms available in virtually every topic and provides custom, original content to add discoverability and depth to brand sites. Associated Content is funded by investors SoftBank Capital, Canaan Partners and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong.

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