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YourArlington is a website devoted to local news and information about Arlington, Mass. Managed by Bob Sprague, a former editor of The Advocate who has been an editor at the Globe and Herald, the site is an established news resource for our town.

From 2006 until last December, the site had accepted advertising. Now it seeks underwriting, donations and grants to support its mission, "to bolster an engaged citizenry and so strengthen our community and democracy."

Guided by an Arlington-based board of directors, YourArlington is seeking individuals and businesses who believe an informed public is essential to democracy. To bolster that view, consider contributing according to the following levels:

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YourArlington and Cambridge Day are news partners providing an audience in communities having a total population of more than 150,000 people. Combined, these two websites in 2020 continued to reach an estimated 60,000 unique visitors monthly, as they had the year before. 

YourArlington's record of site traffic since 2008

Month Unique visitors Pageviews
Jan. '08 4,499 677,810
Mar '09 6,360 2,733,454
Nov. '10 8,425 2,325,867
May '11 7,555 2,608,777
May '13 18,257 1,930,312
Aug. '15 29,185 795,671
Oct. '16  21,605  437,462
Feb. '17 57,253 940,398
Oct. '18 22,952 244,007
Nov. '19  32,041 307,590
May '20 27,888  1,511,468
     
  Unique visitors
Pageviews* 
June '20 76,517 398,733
July '20 73,207 372,355
Aug. '20 66,541 330,496
Sept. '20 65,406 221,219
Oct. '20 68,730 219,562
Nov. '20  66,978 218,614
Dec. '20 66,737 278,588
Jan. '21 68,596 336,587
Feb. '21 65,173 330,833
March '21 67,332 310,186
April '21 76,812 392,890
May '21 80,117 363,201
June '21 85,091 374,977
July '21 78,891 337,868
Aug. '21
90,595
357,162 
Sept. '21
90,177
317,140
Oct. '21 81,893 353,907
Nov. '21 81,512 418,909
Dec. '21 98,497 330,221
Jan. '22 88,011 356,455
Feb. '22 83,084 328,533
March '22 88,017 367,464
April '22 88,684 565,945


* In June 2020, YourArlington host SiteGround began measuring its traffic in a different way, which caused part of the historic increase.


This page was created in 2006 and updated May 15, 2022.

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