Wrexham.com (est. 2011) is a site about Wrexham and the surrounding area. This covers our own sourced news, community views, features and highlights.
The site is curated by Wrexhamites, and is run from an office in the town centre. We are not bound by geography or sales areas – if its possibly relevant to people in and around Wrexham we will run with it. We publish any and all the time throughout the day or night, snippets on social media or fuller stories via the site.
We are not funded by the council, government, or part of a larger media organisation (to be clear we are NOT Trinity Mirror, BBC, Leader / NWN / MOJO or the like!) our simple aim is to be sustainable, independent and genuinely useful to Wrexham.
Tens of thousands of people a day read Wrexham.com, with thousands more engaging via social media be it our @wrexham twitter account, Facebook, our forums or other areas.
We love Wrexham and we know there are people who share our view out there. Wrexhamites have a knack of being a tad cynical at times, but also have immense skill and knowledge. We see loads of what is good, and what is bad, about the area and we want to help you tell the stories that are out there.
A Rough Timeline…
Our first ever news story was on February 7th 2011, it was about a sheep rescue in the Dee! We didnt really kick off until June 2011, doing roughly a story a day. This rose through March and April 2012 until we took the plunge and opened a full time office in Wrexham town centre.
In the first 6 months we served 150,000 pages to over 45,000 unique readers, it took three months to reach that in 2012. In the month of May 2012 we smashed the 100,000 pageviews mark, and by August had doubled it again going over the 200,000+ mark. Nowadays we do over a million pageviews a month – you can see the latest information live on all pages of the site.
We have had our content syndicated worldwide, with articles and pictures used in as diverse publications from Haaretz to the Daily Mail. What is pleasing is we often see Wrexham.com stuff appear in print & online days and even months after we cover it – sometimes even credited! We have had our stories end up as frontpage news for local papers such as the Leader & Daily Post, and some straight cut and pasting on the BBC and images used by ITV. Our video content has appeared in documentaries in France, and further afield!
October 14th 2013 saw us serving our 5,000,000th page since we began, with both previous quarters serving over a million page views each.
Just after midnight on the 24th of January 2014 we ticked over the 7,000,000 pages read mark, with a busy week including the now infamous 99p Store ‘Bedlam’ story that we live tweeted & broke – which ended up going worldwide!
Wrexham.com hit the 10,000,000 pageview mark in June 2014.
From there with our increased growth it did not take us long to reach the 15,000,000 mark in January 2015, and in June 2015 we hit the massive 20,000,000 mark.
On March 22nd 2016 we hit 30,000,000 pages served – at the same time achieving parity in size with the Leader, going on to become the most read local information outlet.
By the end of 2016 we went over the 40,000,000 mark, and in the first week of August 2017 we smashed the 50,000,000 pageview point.
As of April 2020 we are on track to hit the 100,000,000 page view later this year.
All of this is built on the content you see, we do not do clickbait, write about Coronation Street updates, do searchbait for ‘When is Mothers Day?’ or the like. Frankly we prefer seeing several minute average read time on a ‘dull’ council meeting write up in the stats than large pageviews on nonsense.
As everyone likes a graph, here is what the growth from literally nothing looks like… this is built without the benefits of daily advertising to an existing audience, or without decades of history behind the ‘brand’…
Formal Dull Bit
The Wrexham.com website is ‘published’ by Wrexham Dotcom Limited , a company registered in England & Wales number 08029052.
Please do not write ‘letters to the editor’ or for the ‘letters page’, we do not have one. Use our forum! If you wish to contact us, email us.