Erie Times-News Taps CityPortals

The Erie Times-News has chosen to engage CityPortals for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and consulting services to build its presence in the Erie, Pennsylvania, market.  CityPortals SEO services provide publishers with local market presence designed to monetize their content and drive local consumers to the newspaper specific products. Through sites like, and, CityPortals has proven its ability to build local digital dominance growing audience and revenue.

Erie joins a growing list of customers for CityPortals SEO, consulting and other digital services. CityPortals team has been doing large-site search-engine optimization since 1998 and has experience in helping customers in many different industries determine the best ways to monetize their products and content on the Internet. The team that will be working with the Erie Times-News also made the market leader in State College, PA, and has grown website traffic by 118%, social media following by 800% and digital revenue by almost 500% for the Indiana Gazette’s website.

The Erie Times-News is an online leader in its market with its flagship site at  This partnership is focused on expanding that dominance. is ideal for CityPortals™ SEO thanks to the quality content produced by the organization.  CityPortals President, Daniel Myers commented, “I couldn’t be more excited to get started and leverage their content to drive more visitors.  Their team in place recognizes the importance of organic search traffic; so we are positioned to succeed right away.”  With sixteen years experience with SEO for publishers, CityPortals™ understands that a quality content partner is critical for good SEO to work. ”CityPortals approach to SEO allows for dominance in local markets,” said Rich Forsgren Times Publishing CTO. ” Leveraging the expertise used on their site(s) will only enhance our position in the Erie market providing better results for our audience and advertisers.”

While the goal of the SEO program is to improve traffic to the website, good SEO will benefit Internet users in the Erie, PA region as well.  By employing the right strategies that are approved by the major search engines, we will insure people in the Erie region find the best content quickly.  Whether they are looking for the latest Erie high school sports news or a local Erie business, the search engines will get users directly to the page that matches their query which benefits everyone.


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The Erie Times-News is the daily publication of the Times Publishing Company in Erie, Pa. is the portal site serving northwest Pennsylvania that averages 500,000 daily unique visitors and averages 5 million page views per month.