Leading Irish American website IrishCentral.com has surpassed one million web visits in March, according to Google Analytics. Over the past twelve months, the fast growing Irish Diaspora website has attracted over 10 million visitors. The site was founded in March 2009.
“This is a huge milestone for us," said Niall O’Dowd, founder and CEO of IrishCentral LLC. “Less than 5% of the sites on the Internet ever reach that number and this demonstrates the power of the 70 million people of Irish descent in America and globally to stay in touch with their Irish roots. We are now the largest Irish Diaspora site by far and we expect to reach the 2 million unique visitors mark in the next twelve months, given our huge growth and doubling of traffic in the last year.”
O’Dowd stated that the Diaspora and IrishCentral were made for each other. Now the Irish worldwide can access Irish news and information on the Internet in a way that was impossible just a few years ago.
"I am delighted that every day we have significant numbers in Ireland itself, Britain, Canada, and Australia, as well as our core audience here in the US,” he said.
“I would like to thank our dedicated staff for all their hard work and our outside investors and advertisers who stood by us when this was just a vision and helped make this all possible."
Joe Pennisi, Co-Founder and digital media strategist added, "It has been a great opportunity to be part of a project that has such a positive impact on the Irish worldwide. I am especially proud of how we have used our mobile, social, traditional print and digital platforms to reach a captive young audience and they have continued to embrace the positive changes and growth of the site."
Niall O'Dowd has been an advocate of the global Irish community for more than a quarter-century. O’Dowd is also the publisher of the Irish Voice Newspaper and Irish America Magazine. IrishCentral recently purchased The Irish Emigrant Newspaper and will soon release a bimonthly Irish Pub Newsletter.
Located in New York City with additional editorial staff in Massachusetts and Ireland, IrishCentral.com is at the center point of major news announcements affecting the Irish community. The editorial staff operates 24/7 to bring the latest in Irish news, travel, entertainment, sports, gossip, opinion and craic to our readers.
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