StarkSilverCreek sets record with 40,000 visitors in Q1, Club Loreto Bay social network breaks 500 members

San Jose, CA – Blue Lizard Group LLC is pleased to announce StarkSilverCreek finished Q1 with the strongest results ever. The growing web publication founded in 2007 continues to attract a wide readership interested in wine, travel and the arts.

Just shy of 40,000 people visited StarkSilverCreek (SSC) from January to March of the year. On average, visitors spent about 2:30 on the site, clicking through an average of 2.68 pages per visit.

This quarter saw the launch of the expanded SSC Loreto Guide and new SSC Wine Guide.

The SSC Loreto Guide has over 17 sections including a comprehensive restaurant guide which enables readers to rate restaurants and contribute their own reviews, comments and opinions.

The SSC Wine Guide is organized across 13 sections and provides easy access to wine reviews, stories, profiles and shows including ‘Wine Tales’ and ‘Wine Tube’.

Event, stage and theater coverage also expanded in Q1 including: The Kite Runner world premiere play, War Music and Wine Enthusiast’s Toast of the Town in San Francisco.

Recently, video broadcasts were upgraded to high definition, and as of March 2009 all new shoots will be available in 720p HD.

Club Loreto Bay social network breaks 500 homeowner mark

Club Loreto Bay (CLB), a private social network for luxury home owners in Loreto Bay, Baja Mexico, has now surpassed 500 members.

Created in February 2009, CLB is a place for home owners located all across North America and Mexico to interact, share information and build a community. In just a few months the online social network has turned into the most active Loreto Bay site on the Internet.

By the numbers, CLB has:

  • 25 groups organized across a variety of topics such as tech talk, regional homeowners, and condo sub-regimes
  • 40 blog posts
  • A shared calendar that enables homeowners to post their Loreto travel plans and events
  • 550 photos of Loreto, homes, family and friends
  • 10 videos
  • An extensive library of online documents including everything from tax forms and HOA documents to town hall minutes and warranty information

Geographic reach

The core readers of StarkSilverCreek live along the West Coast of the United States, Canada and Mexico (Baja California Sur). The largest metropolitan area is the San Francisco Bay Area. Globally, UK is one of the fastest growing regions for us, as is Australia.

Google rankings continue to increase

Approximately 2/3 of all new traffic to SSC comes from Google search results. Over the past 4 months in particular, our page ranks have steadily climbed, notably in categories such as wine and luxury resort-based travel.

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