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Friday, November 18, 2011

11/18/11 Forget About The Greenwich Time: Greenwich Patch Benefied From November Elections; Many Of Its Sister Sites Had Big Traffic Gains Last Week

It IS Not Just Greenwich Roundup That Is Eating David McCumber And The Greenwich Time's Lunch With Double Digit Web Traffic Gains.....

The Clueless Hearst Newspaper Responce: "But can a drive-by audience be enough?"

In September, Patch saw a 75-percent increase in traffic during Hurricane Irene. Last week, it was a 50-percent increase to local sites with heavy election coverage.

Events are a cornerstone of journalism, whether planned or unexpected. Whether it’s a World Series run or a tropical storm and Halloween snow storm that throws the town of Greenwich in the dark.

This especially seems to be the case for the Greenwich Patch, which saw substantial traffic increases on it's hyper local Greenwich news site last week as a result of the November elections and the Republican sweep.

As everyone in town knows Greenwich Roundup is a Greenwich News site web stat whore, who constantly monitors web metrics for his and every Greenwich News site in town.

Greenwich Patch traffic was up over 50 percent on some days a from baseline because of the noteworthy election where the town Democrats ran a full slate of candidates. Reader comments were up and mobile traffic increased. All told, the unbiased Greenwich election coverage increased traffic to the Patch news blog.

Events like election night are of particular importance to the residents of Greenwich and Patch, met many of those expectations.

The Greenwich Roundup and the editor and reporters at Greenwich Patch have once again proven that you don't need a 100-year-old name, and the dozens of beat up corner newspaper boxes.

Hurricane Irene, for instance, gave Greenwich Roundup and Greenwich Patch a lot of new users who are naturally inclined to go look for the most timely information.

It may be a limited set of data, but Hurricane Irene, The Halloween Nor Easter and the Greenwich election season indicate Greenwich Patch is filling the needs of local news hunters — people searching out specific local news information at a time when it’s important to them.

The Greenwich Patch is kicking Hearst Newspaper editor David McCumber's ass thanks to a mix of good SEO, Twitter, and old-fashioned word of mouth.

The "Fluff Proud" Yellowich Time had better change its ways or its going down and going down hard. It won't be long until the money losing Greenwich Time is just a page in the Hearst owned Connecticut Post out of Bridgeport.

The Connecticut Post has been printing the Greenwich Time in Bridgeport for a few years now. Everyday the Greenwich Time homepage is filled with news stories from Stamford, Norwalk and Bridgeport.

I am sure that Senior Vice President for Digital Media at Hearst Newspapers,
Lincoln Millstein
is thinking elections, like hurricanes and snow storms, quickly subside, and there’s no guarantee any of those Greenwich Patch readers will stick around.

But Lincoln had better wake up and smell the coffee, because drive-by readers are a fact of life for all news sites — even money losing ones that used to have big buildings in downtown Greenwich.

The ebb and flow of single-copy newsstand sales around a big event is very familiar to the Greenwich Time and its collection of rusty old newspaper boxes.

The Greenwich Time and the Greenwich Patch are competing in a town that only has 61,171 residents and that means there aren’t a ton of potential regular readers around — which makes converting drive-bys into long-timers is even more important.

The Greenwich Times strategy of filling the gaps with regional coverage from places like Danbury, is just not going to cut it.

At some point Hearst Newspapers has to wake up and realize that using hopelessly biased third rate reporters like Niel Vidgor was only profitable when the local rag had a monopoly on news gathering.

Back then the Greenwich Time could run a press release through the spell checker, before hitting the publish button and make buckets of money.

The Greenwich Times continued policy of ignoring the many diverse voices of Greenwich will most likely be it's ultimate downfall.

Now Here Is The Latest So-Called Local News Report From The Greenwich Time .....

Police seek help ID'ing robbery suspect

Updated 10:05 a.m., Friday, November 18, 2011
  • A screen grab of a surveillance video showing a robbery suspect entering the Cumberland Farms convenience store on Main Street on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Photo: Contributed Photo / CT

    A screen grab of a surveillance video showing a robbery suspect entering the Cumberland Farms convenience store on Main Street on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.

    Photo: Contributed Photo / CT

BRIDGEPORT -- Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who they say robbed one city business and tried to robbed another over the course of several hours last week, police said.

The suspect went into the Dunkin Donuts at 529 North Ave. around 8 p.m. last Tuesday with the handle of a handgun sticking out from his pants, according to Bridgeport police Det. Keith Bryant, a department spokesman.

Police said the man previously tried to rob the Cumberland Farms convenience store at 2525 East Main St.

The suspect was described by police as a man in his late 20s, who was clean shave and wore a long-sleeved green thermal shirt, green hat and blue jeans. A surveillance photo has been released. The man stood about six-feet tall and had gold caps on his lower teeth, Bryant said.

Anyone with information about the robberies is urged to contact Detective James Borrico of the Bridgeport Police Department at 203-581-5294.

Please send your comments, news tips and press releases to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

11/18/11 Helen Cabrera, 75, of Old Greenwich And More News In The Daily Greenwich

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Helen Cabrera, 75, of Old Greenwich
by Anna Helhoski | 11/18/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – Helen Cabrera of Old Greenwich, died on Nov. 12 after a brief battle with cancer. She was 75 years ...

Give Sampson a Home in Greenwich
by Anna Helhoski | 11/18/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – The Greenwich pet of the week is Sampson, a 7-year-old neutered domestic short hair surrendered to ...

Digital Resources a Top Priority: Library Users
by Anna Helhoski | 11/18/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – Print and digital resources and access to technology are the top priorities of users of the Greenwich Library, ...

Norwalk Fire Chief To Testify Before Storm Panel
by Richard Weizel | 11/18/11

HARTFORD, Conn. – Norwalk Fire Chief Denis McCarthy will be among a half-dozen fire and police officials making presentations Friday ...

New Haven Rally Pumps Up Wall Street Protestors
by Richard Weizel | 11/18/11

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Terry Masters, a Fairfield County organizer for Move.On.Org, went to New Haven on Thursday to join nearly 100 ...


11/18/11 The Greenwich Topix News Message Board - (10 stories) - Man Charged in Theft of $1,200 in Dental Products

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Man Charged in Theft of $1,200 in Dental Products (The Daily Greenwich)
A 20-year-old man from Orange, Conn., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging him with the theft of $1,200 in dental products from the CVS in Riverside earlier this month.

Newspaper carrier's car hit by train (Connecticut Post)
A car driven by an Advocate newspaper carrier was hit by a New Canaan-bound train early on the morning of ...

... Thursday morning's accident was the second at the Riverbend Drive South crossing in seven weeks. An 80-year-old Greenwich woman drove into a passing train as it was heading southbound Sept. 27. McKenna said flashing lights and bells at the crossing ...

Entrepreneur likes her chances in Greenwich (News Times)
Wendy DeFeudis, owner of VeryWendy Designs, who recently moved her one-person design shop from NYC to Cos Cob.

Gabriele's restaurant criticized for traffic issues
Gabriele's restaurant criticized for traffic issues (News Times)
Gabriele's Italian Steakhouse is accustomed to operating a hot kitchen, but the swank Greenwich spot favored by celebrities found itself on the hot seat this week.

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On Tap with ... Clay Blackiston (The Daily Princetonian)
Senior Clay Blackiston is a "senior team leader" on the men's squash team with a long history of success - he has amassed a 37-6 regular season record during his time at Princeton....

... long history of success - he has amassed a 37-6 regular season record during his time at Princeton. He hails from Greenwich, Conn., and attributes his interest in squash directly to this fact. Blackiston recently talked with the 'Prince' about his ...

A day that is 'their day' : Veterans honored, thanked by town (The Greenwich Post)
"Our troops always perform magnificently under adverse conditions, regardless of the politics.

More Greenwich News...

Greenwich Business

Stamford Commuters Don't Mind Smoking Ban (The Daily Stamford)
Commuters waiting for their trains at the Stamford Transportation Center would not mind if the state followed New York's lead and banned smoking from platforms....

... I don't want to bring anyone else down," he said as he puffed away at a cigarette and waited for his train to Greenwich. A Stamford smoker, also wishing to remain anonymous, travels to New York City every day and is upset with the new law. He would ...

Galleon Says It Was 'Victim' of Skowron Crimes as He Faces Judge (BusinessWeek)
Galleon Group LLC, the defunct hedge fund at the center of the biggest insider trading scheme in U.S. history, is seeking restitution as a victim of the crimes committed by Joseph F. "Chip" Skowron, the ex-FrontPoint Partners LLC fund manager to be sentenced today....

... trades on Human Genome Sciences Inc. in January 2008. Skowron, 42, a Yale University- educated physician from Greenwich, Connecticut, pleaded guilty in August to conspiring to commit securities fraud and obstruction of a federal investigation. He is ...

CL&P President Jeff Butler Resigns (The Daily Greenwich)
Jeffery Butler, president of Connecticut Light & Power, resigned Thursday in the wake of the public outcry over the utility's response to the late summer and pre-Halloween storms.

Howl & Prowl attracts over 500 pets & people in Greenwich (StamfordPlus)
Due to freak weather conditions the Howl & Prowl Costume Parade and Contest was rescheduled twice and finally, on a sunny, warm Sunday, was held on November 6 in Greenwich, CT where two hundred and five dogs and their families were registered to participate.

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