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OttawaStart is an independent website that mixes community news and events with a directory of great local web sites -- kind of like a big community newspaper.

We offer a free Community News service for local groups to post their news and events. And we're always highlighting cool, useful and informative local web sites on our blog and our Twitter feed.

The original version of this site was launched in September 1998 by owner & editor Glen Gower when he was a student at Carleton University in the Journalism program. Back then the site consisted of a single page with links to a few dozen popular local websites with local news, weather, sports and other essential information. Here's a version of the site from December 1998.

OttawaStart has been evolving for more than a decade to reflect our growing city and the increasing reach of the internet in our daily lives. Thanks to all of our readers and volunteers for all of the feedback, suggestions, help and support!

Capabilities
  • Desktop Display
  • Email
  • Social
  • Desktop Display, Email, Social
  • CPM
  • Web Publisher
  • Headline:
    Events, Info, More
  • Self / Managed Service:
    Managed Service
  • Industries
    Education, Entertainment, Sports
  • Key Differentiator
    Every month, OttawaStart reaches thousands of Ottawa readers looking for news, events and information about Ottawa. Our focus is on helping local organizations and businesses with a cost-effective way to reach a local audience.
  • Owned / Operated Properties
    ottawastart.com
Site Traffic
  • 881091 Global Rank
  • 36772
    Canada
  • 80.1k Estimated Visits
Traffic Sources
  • Search
    74.24%
  • Direct
    19.01%
  • Social
    4.10%
  • Mail
    1.53%
  • Referrals
    1.12%
  • Display
    0.00%
Geography Breakdown
  • Canada
    90.16%
  • United States
    5.80%
  • Cayman Islands
    1.14%
  • United Kingdom
    0.89%
  • France
    0.73%
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Email / Social Data
  • 3k
    Email subscribers
  • 5k
    Facebook fans
  • 20k
    Twitter followers
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