Suite101.com hits the top 10 list for website traffic growth in October as rated by comScore

Vancouver-based online magazine www.Suite101.com shows outstanding
    monthly growth and is named to the comScore Media Metrix top ten list of
    websites with the highest U.S. traffic growth.

VANCOUVER, Nov. 20 /CNW/ - For the first time ever, www.Suite101.com has placed in the monthly website traffic rankings as one of the top ten fastest growing websites in the United States.

The rankings are produced by comScore Media Metrix, the industry-leading Internet audience measurement service. These monthly rankings provide analysis of U.S. web activity and in doing so, provide insight about which sites draw the most visitors and which are up-and-coming favorites.

In the comScore ranking of the top ten sites in terms of traffic growth over a one-month period, www.Suite101.com placed 8th with a traffic increase of 29% over the month of September. It is in the company of other major online destinations such as Toys"R"Us, Liberty Media, and General Motors.

"We saw a nice increase in traffic in October, especially with our Halloween-related articles. For us it was also a record revenue month," explained Peter Berger, CEO and President of Suite101.com Media Inc. "With monthly traffic at 24 million unique visitors worldwide and growing, it's really about the high quality of our writers and their articles. Kudos to them. They benefit from record royalty payments when we have a record month."

The official ranking appeared on Wednesday of this week in an official news release issued by comScore Media Metrix. The table is titled: "Top 10 Gaining Properties by Percentage Change in Unique Visitors* (U.S.) October 2009 vs. September 2009." The comScore release can be viewed at www.comscore.com.

Rankings by comScore Media Metrix are provided monthly, as part of the industry-leading comScore Internet audience measurement service that report details of online media usage, visitor demographics and online buying power for the home, work and university audiences across local U.S. markets and across the globe.

More About Suite101.com

www.Suite101.com is known in the online writing world as a respected site where freelance writers and journalists, as well as home-based experts, write and publish short fact-based articles online. www.Suite101.com features 20 sections such as Business & Finance, Film & TV, Health & Wellness, Travel, and Food & Drink. New articles are posted daily and advertising revenue is shared with writers. This "dividend" or royalty style payment happens each month even if a writer adds no new articles. In July 2009, a 29 year-old part-time www.Suite101.com writer set a monthly earnings record of $5,000 from her articles on www.Suite101.com.

About Suite101.com Media Inc.

www.Suite101.com is considered one of the most respected curators of original content. This takes the form of great articles posted by 8,000-plus writers on www.Suite101.com's four sites: www.Suite101.com, www.Suite101.de, www.Suite101.fr, and www.Suite101.net. Suite101.com Media Inc. is a private Canadian company based in Vancouver, British Columbia with offices in Berlin, Madrid and Paris. It has been a successful consumer internet operation for over thirteen years and has an international full-time staff of 30, plus 40 editors working around the world. The company is co-owned by Burda Digital Ventures of Munich and Vancouver-based Internet entrepreneur Dr. Boris Wertz of W Media Ventures.

Over 24 million people visit Suite101 sites each month. www.Suite101.com currently ranks 76th in the Quantcast Top 100 websites list.

For further information: Marci Hotsenpiller, Suite101.com Media Inc., Tel: (250) 650-6524, E-mail: marci.hotsenpiller@suite101.com