I like to share OUR stats from time to time to show that although we're a Local Business Network made up of less than 500 members we get a LOT of visitors who aren't members (from all over the 919, NC, the US and elsewhere) and many of them return.
This is from January 1st through the end of August.
A "unique" visitor means that every visitor is only counted once.
YOUR Profiles and Contributions are being seen...
Next let's take a look at Alexa Stats (owned by Amazon) which ranks sites from #1 to #00000000000s
Inside919.ning.com (our url) ranks #549,819 in the World and #88,909 (in the Top 100k) in the United States.
Notice the number of "Sites Linking In" - the new Option 1 of our Membership Options is intended to ratchet this up for everyone's benefit (although I do hope you'll opt for Option 3 ;).
As a comparison take a look at our local business friends over at the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce...
We Rank higher in the US (which is where we want to rank high) regardless of having a much smaller marketing budget ($10 bucks per member or Free) and without the visibility every "Chamber" gets.
It's because of our ACTIVE Members and our Network Partners.
SO, if you'd like to be part of this extended visibility (for you and Inside919) just do something on the network ever so often as it fits your calendar.
I plan on sharing some new strategies on how to best leverage this.
PS. We used to be in the Top 25,000 sites in the US and I'm determined to get us back there again and in frankness it could happen BEFORE the end of 2013.