www.CTRiverValley.com

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"We have been online since the summer of 1999"


279,149
people visited CTRiverValley.com
Sept 1, 2003 to Aug 31, 2004, and we are still growing fast!

The Projected Visitor total for the next 12 months
is...
425,000+ web site visitors
(Projection as of September 13, 2004)

Our number of unique web site visitors
is currently growing at a rate of
+ 50.225%

As you can see by the chart to the right, there is a peak season, and an off peak season to the number of visitors to the web site. This is primarily because of tourism in the CT River Valley is obviously at a peak during the warmer summer months.

I am always open to ideas about what information can be added to this web site to bring it more visitors any time of the year, but especially during the winter months. If you have any, please feel free to e-mail me.

May 2003 to August 31, 2004

Click Here to Add / Update Your Business Listing online!
or contact Mark Cappitella if you have any questions
1-860-873-3266

Type of Listing.

Pricing

Description of services

FREE
Basic
Listing

CT River Valley Businesses

(
Subscribe)

FREE
to businesses or organizations that are located
in the lower Connecticut River Valley Region.

Towns included: Branford - Centerbrook - Chester - Clinton - Deep River - East Haddam - Essex - Haddam - Hadlyme - Higganum - Ivoryton - Killingworth - Lyme - Moodus - Madison - Old Lyme - Old Saybrook - Westbrook.

Get a FREE Bolded Listing
if you link back to
www.CTriverValley.com
from your local business web site
  • A lisitng of Your Business / Organization Name in one category.
  • Your Complete Street Address
  • Your Primary Business Phone

This Free Listing "asks" for a link back to www.CTRiverValley.com, from your web site. (If you have a web site.)

Fee based Basic Listing Add Ons include... You can select any combination that you wish.

-- Add $50 per year for a BOLD Listing and larger size font type to make your basic listing stand out.
-- Add $50 per year to add a 2-3 sentence description to your Basic Listing, in order to better describe your business.
-- Add $50 per year for a Business Photograph added to your Basic listing.
-- Add $100 per year for an e-mail hyper link added to your Basic listing.
-- Add $250 per year for a Hyper Link to your Business Web Site added to your Basic listing.

     

FULL
Listing

(
Subscribe)

$350
per year

Save $50 if you link back to
www.CTriverValley.com
from your business web site

In addition to Basic Listing information:

  • Your listing will be viewed ahead of the free Basic Listing in your primary category town.
  • A link directly to your own web site will be provided, or a link the a 1 page web site we can make for you. (See Below).
  • A 2 sentence description to describe your business (up to 200 characters)
  • List your Toll Free number for better phone call response. (Optional)
  • An e-mail link for people to e-mail you directly from our site. (Optional)
  • Your FAX number (Optional)

Additional Category
Listings

(
Subscribe)

$100 per year for 2nd Catagory

$75 per year for 3rd Catagory
  • Add your Full listing to a 2nd page of our web site.

Add a Photo
(
Subscribe)

$50 per year
  • Add your small photograph next to your listing.
     

Top of Page
Featured Listing
+
Full Listing
on same page.

(
Subscribe)

$400
per year.

Save $50 if you link back to
www.CTriverValley.com
from your business web site

In addition to a FULL Listing as stated above, you will also receive...

  • A top of the page highlighted listing in your primary category.
  • Up to a 3 sentence (50 words) description of your business & services.
  • Limited to just three or four businesses per category , first come first serve.
  • Existing advertisers have first right of refusal upon renewal of their "Top of the page" featured listing campaign.

Platinum
Sponsor

(
Subscribe)

$750
per year.

Save $100 if you link back to
www.CTriverValley.com
from your business web site

In addition to a Full Listing, you will receive recognition of being a platinum sponsor of this web site.

  • A mention of your business name, and a link to your web site will appear on over 40 pages of CTRiverValley.com, immediately above the Directory Bar located on every page.
  • This Platinum level sponsorship is currently limited at 6 sponsors, but will never be more than 8 sponsors in the future.
  • Existing sponsors have first right of refusal upon renewal of their annual platinum sponsorship campaign.
     

Would you like a simple yet informativea 1 Page
Business
Web Site?

This option includes
a FULL LISTING.

Ideal for businesses that do not have an existing web site!

Starting at just
$400 for a
1 page web site set up
(Includes a FULL Listing)


Renewals are just $350 per year
(Includes a FULL Listing)
  • We will make you a completely informative 1 page web site on our own AcornInternet.com/4/your_business_name site.
  • Your site can include up to 5 photographs
  • Up to 5 descriptive paragraphs of text provided by you
  • Your business's physical and mailing address
  • All of your business phone numbers
  • A link to your e-mail address
  • Driving directions.
  • 1 annual update of text information per your request, upon annual renewal.
  • Your page will be set up so that people searching for your business should be able to find your web page on popular search engines, as well as by searching within CTRiverValley.com.
  • A Free "public" statistics tracker will be provided so that you can see how often people are looking at your web page, as well as where they came from.

Do you need a
Complete multi page
Business
Web Site?

Starting at
$1,950
Includes a FULL Listing during your first year
 For Detailed Information, Click Here!

Click Here
to Add / Update Your Business Listing!

CTRiverValley.com is NOT affiliated or funded by any Connecticut State, or Chamber of Commerce Agencies. We are a private web site that is owned and operated out of East Haddam, Connecticut, by Acorn Creek Internet Consulting. You may contact the site owner, Mark G. Cappitella by phoning: 1-860-873-3266.

Mark Cappitella Initially created this web site as a hobby in 1999, to gather and promote relevant businesses and local information about the Connecticut River Valley, to people searching on the Internet for this local information. It has now grown into a rather large site, and is still growing. Currently receiving 800 - 1100 visitors per day, the site is becoming a popular Connecticut Information resource.

Click Here
to Add / Update Your Business Listing!

How did CTRiverValley.com get started, you ask?

I (Mark Cappitella) created this web site as a personal hobby, starting back in 1999. It was simply used a way for me to compile local information about places and things to do in the area, as I am not native to the CT River Valley Region. I moved here from New Jersey in January of 1999. I came here with a good knowledge of web site making dating back to 1996. I used this web site primarily for my own use, and for the benefit of friends and family who visited me, as well as the occasional monthly visitor that would stop by, related to my Wooden jigsaw Puzzle Business. The original reason I made the site is that I found that I could not find any single source of good information about the CT River Valley, on the Internet.

As time progressed through 2000, 2001 and 2002, the web site grew from a 2 page web site up to about a dozen pages, and slowly I had more and more visitors who would find the web site through internet searches, as well as links at a few other web sites, including my own.

In the Spring of 2003, I decided it was time to give a major push to really add more content to the site, and give those who were viewing it some better information. At this point there were several hundred people looking at the web site every day. In May of 2003, I added a good number of my own personal photographs, and made a concerted effort to create meaningful sections to the site in order to categorize the information I was able to pull together. The information I gathered here is in some cases, first hand information, other data comes form local telephone books, state tourism web sites, organization based web sites, and from direct submission for a good number of web sites.

By the middle summer of 2003, CTRiverValley.com was consistently having over 1,000 (Unique) visitors per day . This was an exciting barrier to break through, knowing that as many as 8,000 people per week were viewing my web site. It is obvious that there are a good number of people out there who use the internet to gather information about things to do, and places to visit in Connecticut.

Now I am entering the spring of 2004, and things are looking great here on the web site. I have added many more links to websites that provide great information, and services to visitors of this area. I am now even able to track how many visitors my web sites sends to each of these places. So far the statistics are looking great. I am hopeful that this year I will begin to break the 2,000 visitors per day mark during the peak tourist season during the summer and fall season.

In the upcoming months, I plan to focus a lot on outdoor activities like Boating & Marinas, recreational Parks and camping, Museums, Live Music venues, and places that are specifically Children Friendly. I am a father of 5 children, ages 9,8,5,3 & 1, so I have first hand experience of a parents desire to take their kids to places that welcome them. Parks, Beaches, Restaurants, Museums, Movie theaters, stores... etc.

if you have any input that you wish to give me related to anything you see, or that you do not see here on my web site, I welcome you to please contact me. Unless people tell me what is on their minds, or about things that I am not personally aware of, there is no way I can share this good information with everyone here at CT River Valley.com

Oh, I did overlook mentioning that in the Fall of 2003, I began to promote this web site in such a way to encourage businesses that wish to be listed, to join the web site on a Subscribership basis. Subscription fees range from as little as $0 for a basic business listing without a web site link, to $950 per year to be a platinum sponsor of this web site. I have invested well over 1000 hours of my time between 1999, and early 2004 to design and develop this web site, as well as take the many photos that you see throughout the web site. I figure that at this point it is only fair that I receive a financial return for the investment I have made to better serve the local community. I have set what I consider to be a very fair rate structure, that surely generates enough visitors to local businesses webs sites that they will more than recover the advertising expense from their added business. An now that I have the ability to track every hit I provide to an advertisers web site, I'll be able to share this information with them.

If you know of a local business that presents itself well via it's Internet web site, I encourage you to please tell them about CT River Valley.com so that they might consider signing up for a listing.

Remember, ALL businesses in the CT River Valley are entitled to a free Basic listing. which consists of their business name, address and phone number. Please spread the word.

CTRiverValley.com is NOT affiliated or funded by any Connecticut State, or Chamber of Commerce Agencies. It is a private web site that is owned and operated out of East Haddam, Connecticut, by Acorn Creek Internet Consulting (Mark Cappitella). You may contact the site owner, Mark G. Cappitella by phoning: 1-860-873-3266. or Email.

Thank you for taking the time to read a little about this web site.


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The Connecticut Towns the make up the "primary" region of the CT River Valley are... Essex, Old Saybrook, Chester, Deep River, Old Lyme, Westbrook, East Haddam, Hadlyme, Haddam, Lyme, Clinton, Higganum, Ivoryton, Centerbrook, Killingworth and Madison, CT.

Additioanl nearby Towns that I like to try to include in some of what this web site covers include... Guilford, East Lyme, Niantic, Groton, Uncasville, Norwich, Waterford, Mystic Seaport, New London, Norwich, Colchester, Durham, Cromwell, Hartford Waterfront, Portland, and Middletown, CT.

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&
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This web site is Designed, Maintained & Independently Hosted by
Mark G. Cappitella
Let me help you get your business web site onto
the Internet, and also get FOUND on Search Engines!

Copyright © CTRiverValley.com
Mark G. Cappitella
1999 - 2005

All Rights Reserved
I retain all copyrights on my photographs and web page content.
All Photographs seen on this web site can be purchased in
a variety of print sizes, or can be leased for use in printed publications, or other Just call me,
email me, or visit www.MarksPhotographs.com
1-860-873-3266
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