INTERNET.COM INCREASES MONTHLY PAGE VIEWS BY 25 % WITH ACQUISITION OF THECOUNTER.COM AND THEGUESTBOOK.COM; LEADING WEB ANALYSIS SITES ADDED TO THE INTERNET.COM NETWORK(WESTPORT, CT - September 27, 1999) - internet.com (Nasdaq: INTM), the E-Business and Internet Technology Network, today announced that it has acquired TheCounter.com (http://www.thecounter.com) and TheGuestbook.com (http://www.theguestbook.com). Both sites will be incorporated into the internet.com Network (http://www.internet.com) of 70 Web sites and related Internet media properties, increasing internet.com's page views by approximately 25% to more than 60 million per month. Total "views" which include total page views, e-mail newsletter views and e-mail discussion list views are now over 100 million per month. Terms were not disclosed.
TheCounter.com and TheGuestbook.com, both based in Stockholm, Sweden (with server and Internet connectivity hosted in the USA), are leading providers of site analysis and service tools geared for Web developers and Webmasters. The sites have grown at astounding rates since their launches last year and now record more than 13 million page views per month in aggregate. TheCounter.com and TheGuestbook.com have more than 80,000 opt-in e-mail subscribers and serve over 400,000 registered subscribers worldwide.
"These acquisitions, which are the most significant we have made, confirm that internet.com is one of the fastest growing networks on the Web serving the business-to-business needs of Internet industry and Internet technology professionals," said internet.com chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler. "internet.com will aggressively continue to acquire sites and related Internet properties that are designed to generate revenue and support the internet.com Network model," added Meckler.
internet.com Corporation, based in Westport, Connecticut, is a leading provider of global real-time news and information resources for Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. internet.com operates a network of 70 Web sites, 46 E-mail newsletters, 55 online discussion forums and 52 moderated E-mail discussion lists that generate a combined total of over 100 million monthly "views". In addition, internet.com with its related internet.com Venture Fund I has become a significant investor in business-to-business content sites and related Internet media properties.
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