Accrue Signs Two Newspaper Site Clients

Accrue Software Inc. in Sunnyvale, CA said that Washingtonpost.com and the San Jose Mercury News’ Online Edition, Mercury Center, have selected Accrue Insight for site monitoring and analysis.

Multiple departments within Washingtonpost.com, including management, engineering, advertising, marketing and editorial, will use reports generated by Accrue Insight to evaluate traffic and activity. Visitor profile’s include detailed information on where and how a person entered and exited the site (including external URLs that drive traffic to washingtonpost.com), what pages were viewed, what navigation route was chosen, how long a person stayed at the site, and where he or she went upon leaving.

Accrue Insight will also help to optimize advertising value and revenue by identifying prime advertising space by various demographics, Accrue said.

“As an online pioneer and the premiere source of news about Silicon Valley, Mercury Center has a reputation for excellence, particularly where technology is concerned,” said Chris Coluzzi, software development manager at Mercury Center. “Accrue Insight helps us to intelligently evolve our site by telling us more about our online readers–how they come to Mercury Center, what kind of information they like most, and where they spend the least time.”

Advertising salespeople use the reports to price and sell advertising space by looking at the most popular site pages for various demographic groups. The Marketing department looks at promotion campaign effectiveness.

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