Announces Record Annual Growth for 2009, Egypt’s leading Arabic News, Media and Entertainment portal, announced strong year-on-year (Y-o-Y) growth for the period Dec 2009 compared to last year., a LINKonLINE managed web portal, proudly achieved a record annual growth rate that exceeds 100% with an increase in the number of visits to reach 15 million visit per month in 2009.

Since its launch in 2000, has consistently ranked among the most viewed, accessed and searched websites in Egypt and the Arab world and is leading the industry in terms of its online content, new channels launched, services provided and CSR programs.

  • The online portal’s page monthly views grew 40% to surpass 60 million views.
  • An increase in the number of the website visitors with 76% to reach more than 3 million visitor per month.
  • The news page views exceeded 100% to reach more than 19 million visited page per month.
  • Videochat page views also grew an astounding 239.1% to reach 10 million pages per month.
  • Mobile page views increased 112.5% to reach a monthly rate of 1.7 million page.
  • The usage of free internet service 07770101 increased reaching an annual rate growth of 46.5% despite of the decline of the free internet usage in the market.

Said Mostafa Kamel, Technology General Manager LINKonLINE said: “Our newly revamped free online classifieds page has proven to be a smashing success with over 45 thousand items up for sale “monthly”, ranging from electronics to vehicles and even real estate.”

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Tarek is the founder and chief researcher at Youngberry, a youth research and marketing firm dedicated to the region. Tarek founded and previously worked as Manager at Flip Media (Interactive Agency), (Job Site) and Consulting House Qatar (Consulting firm). He is researcher and writer on internet & disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship, and youth culture.