is #1 in Local Market Share

Pittsburgh, PA – July 17, 2006 – The Media Audit, an independent, qualitative audience research company, released its Spring 2006 data, and has once again emerged as the clear online leader in reaching the Pittsburgh market.

Over a thirty-day period, the data shows that reaches 5.8% more local adults than the second place single web site. In a seven-day period, reaches 4.8% more local adults than the second place single web site.

“We feel that it is demonstrative of the valuable news and information that offers that the site is able to continue leading local audience penetration in both the monthly and weekly categories,” said Debra Alward, general manager of

The overall market share for increased 2.4% from the previous survey (September-October 2005) and is now at 23.0%. The Media Audit’s data covers adults 18+ in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

As an established, branded extension of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has been an online resource for the region since 1997. The Post-Gazette has served the Pittsburgh community, its readers and advertisers as the region’s indispensable source of news, advertising and information for more than two centuries.