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Another Record Breaking Month for The Dragon

Published on: 1 Nov, 2020
Updated on: 3 Nov, 2020

The Guildford Dragon NEWS had another record-breaking month in October. There were over 175,000 page views and 71,000 visitors.

During October we also saw the 2020 page views figure pass one million. In 2019 there were just over a million for the whole year.

Dragon editor Martin Giles said: “It is obviously good news that our readership continues to grow. We do feel we are the best service for Guildford news and comments we receive back this up.

“Of course, we have to operate within the constraint of available resources and we can’t cover as much as we would like to, but we think we have improved local news coverage and increased the level of engagement with local politics.

Dragon Stats October 2020

“I am particularly proud that we have done this as an independent news service and without resorting to “click bait” or intrusive advertising. I do hope that readers who enjoy reading The Dragon spread the word.

“And I remain very grateful to the team of contributors who give their time so generously. Without them, we could not continue.”

Hugh Coakley the Dragon’s advertising manager added: “I would like to thank our increasing group of advertisers. As our readership increases so does the value of our advertising. Please do help support The Dragon by considering us when thinking of your marketing. Our basic rate of £30 per week, we think, is very competitive and we have several long-term customers who are happy with their results.”

If you think you have the necessary ability, especially in the areas of sports reporting, marketing, WordPress and video editing, and would like to join the Dragon’s team as a volunteer, (it need only be for a limited number of hours per week), please let Martin Giles know at

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Responses to Another Record Breaking Month for The Dragon

  1. Chris Ewbank Reply

    November 1, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Congratulations to the Guildford Dragon from Ewbank’s Dragon (see our logo) Long may you thrive and grow. Your content is fantastically good and you deserve all the success that you are achieving. Best wishes from all at the Burnt Common Auction Rooms.

    Editor’s response: Many thanks for your kind and encouraging comment as one of our long-term and much-valued advertising customers. Best wishes for your business in these challenging times too.

  2. Carol Norris Reply

    November 1, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Congratulations to The Guildford Dragon. Thank you for creating it and keeping it going so very successfully.

    Always something topical and something interesting to read.

    I do miss the “Where is This?” articles where we were invited to identify the location of photos, sometimes from the archive. I wonder if someone would take it on again? Or maybe you could start it again from the beginning?

    Best wishes for the future.

  3. Jules Cranwell Reply

    November 1, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Way to go The Dragon. Those who value speaking truth to power would be lost without you.

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