PBS.org Reports Record-Breaking Traffic in March

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Web Visitors to News Coverage, PBS KIDS sites and Educators' Materials Fuel a Remarkable Month

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 7 -- Breaking an all-time traffic record for the fourth consecutive month, PBS.org reached more than 318 million pageviews in March 2003, a ten percent boost over February's pageviews. Also in March PBS.org received nearly 30 million visits -- a 42 percent increase over February's figure.*

Biggest draws to the PBS site in March included coverage of the war with Iraq, PBS KIDS content, as well as classroom materials for educators. For the first time ever, every "supersite" within PBS.org also broke pageview and visit records in the same month: March saw new all-time traffic highs for PBS KIDS Online (www.pbskids.org), PBS TeacherSource (www.pbs.org/teachersource) and PBS Parents (www.pbs.org/parents). (Statistics for these "supersites" are included as part of the overall PBS.org traffic figure.)

One month's growth: PBS.org Web site activity (March 2003 compared to February 2003)*

 March 2003Feb. 2003% increase
Site visits29,916,69121,043,84442%

One year's growth: PBS.org Web site activity (March 2003 compared to March 2002)*

 March 2003March 2002% increase
Site visits29,916,69117,508,05571%

PBS.org expands PBS's points of impact beyond broadcast, by pioneering the development and distribution of interactive content and seamless integration with local PBS stations. Comprised of more than 1,000 Web sites produced by hundreds of PBS stations and independent producers, the award-winning PBS.org is the nation's leading not-for-profit, public service content site for audiences of all ages.

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*Based on internal server statistics


Kevin Dando