Website: findlaymarketparade.com Roles: Principal Consultant, Developer Technologies: Drupal, Photography Findlay Market Parade, started in March of 2010, is an informational and fun site about one of baseballs grandest events celebrating opening day in Cincinnati, OH. The site contains a history of Cincinnati Reds Opening Day from official Cincinnati Reds Team Historian, Greg Rhodes. There is also a collection of Opening Day Stories provided by the Owner of the Cincinnati Reds, Bob Castellini, Mr. Perfect, Tom Browning and a host of Cincinnati Television and Radio Personalities. The focus of the site is to allow visitors the ability to get information about the parade as well as view photos from past parades. Starting with the 2011 parade, Gladish Solutions has been set with the task of providing, editing and posting 100 photos each year from the parade. The site has had significant growth over the past several years and has had many sites linking to it, while never spending a dollar on ads. Some of these links include most Cincinnati based news orginizations as well as an article in Sports Illustrated: 20 ways to improve baseball right now (#1 Make Opening Day a national holiday ... officially starting the season ...) and ESPN references the site's history of Opening Day. Pinterest has several pins on findlaymarketparade.
According to Google Analytics, in 2010, the first year of the site, the site had just under 9k sessions. In 2014, the site had grown to just under 50k sessions. The site sees nearly 90% of its traffic during the 8 weeks that preceed and include the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day. 0% of traffic is from paid ads.
Top 6 traffic sources are from Google (72%), Bing (6%), Yahoo (4%), cincinnatiusa.com (3%), Facebook (2%) and wlwt.com (1%).
Top 5 keyword searches are: -- reds opening day parade 2014 -- cincinnati reds opening day parade -- reds opening day parade -- findlay market parade -- opening day parade
Devices used to view website: -- Desktop (47%) -- Mobile (42%) ---- Apple iPhone ---- Samsung Galaxy S -- Tablet (11%) ---- Apple iPad ---- Kindle Fire HD
Browsers used to view website: -- Safari (37%) -- Chrome (23%) -- Internet Explorer (22%) -- Android Browser (9%) -- Firefox (7%)
Avg. Time on Site: 2:11 minutes Pages/Visit: 2.44 pages % New Visits: 78.25% -- Analytics (data for past 12 months) & Quantcast numbers updated December of 2014