Post to unveil new website

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 9, 2015

Readers of The Vicksburg Post’s website,, will notice a dramatic change when they log on Monday morning.

After weeks of development, testing and design, The Post will unveil a completely redesigned website, further investing in the newspaper’s growing audience.

“Over the past few months, we have seen consistent growth in our print product, as well as significant growth in our digital audience,” Vicksburg Post publisher Tim Reeves said. “This website is just part of our ongoing efforts to grow and enhance all of our products, both those in print and digital.”

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Since July 2014, the newspaper’s website has seen increases in overall visits, visitors and pageviews — some increase in the triple digits.

From July 2014 to July 2015, visits are up more than 167 percent, while users are up 224 percent. As for pageviews, readers of in July viewed nearly half of a million pages, recording 498,455 pageviews.

Some of the improvements with the new design include more information on the homepage, additional links to additional local stories and an improved display of breaking news item.

The new website also has a more mobile-friendly design for those readers viewing the site from their smartphone or tablet.

More drop down menus have been added to provide quicker access to stories and topics of interest and new categories have been added.

“Although the site is ready to go, it remains a work in progress and there will be bugs,” Reeves said. “We have worked to eliminate any potential problems, but they’re going to happen.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience and feedback as we work to make this new site the best possible digital outlet for thousands of readers everyday,” Reeves said.

Vicksburg Post reporter Austin Vining has worked closely with the site’s developers in recent weeks and will continue to make any needed changes after the site debuts.