Long Island, NY - October 14th, 2013 - As the Halloween season kicks into high gear, more locals than ever are turning to LIHauntedHouses.com to find the best haunted houses, spook walks, pumpkin patches and Halloween attractions here on Long Island. The first weekend of October, the site received over 8,000 visitors and more than 32,000 page views - a very strong start for the most important month of the season. With locals excited to check out the local attractions this year, it's anticipated that 2013 will be another record-breaking year for the site, and a spectacular year for local haunts.
Established in 2004, LIHauntedHouses.com was created when Long Island Media founder and owner, Ralph Cristello, realized that Long Island was lacking a comprehensive resource for seasonal haunted attractions – one of Long Island’s biggest draws during the Fall season. Since its launch, the site has expanded to include virtually every haunted attraction on Long Island, as well as other valuable resources that locals can utilize to plan their excursions. Each haunted attraction on LIHauntedHouses.com has its own listing that includes a brief description, calendar with dates and times, photos, an interactive map, pricing information, and haunt ratings dating back to 2008. There are also numerous ways to search for haunts on LIHauntedHouses.com – haunt seekers can browse by area to find a haunt close to them, browse by event type to find a haunt that will best suit their needs, or even search by date on the interactive calendar, to find a haunted attraction that will fit into their schedule.
For Long Islanders that love Halloween and all of the thrills and chills that come with the season, LIHauntedHouses.com is a must-visit site - their up-to-date database is robust, and the site has information on dozens of local haunts and local attractions. This easy-to-navigate directory is the only online resource for Long Island that is this thorough, making it easy for Long Islanders to find exactly what they're looking for this Halloween season. The multitude of useful functionalities such as the mapping and calendar features also makes the site an invaluable resource for out of towners from Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and beyond that head out to the Island each October to enjoy all of the haunted attractions.
LIHauntedHouses.com dedication to providing thorough, up to date information, and to improving and expanding the site each year is why it continues to grow in popularity with haunt seekers and attraction owners each year. For many locals, last year's haunt season was cut short by Hurricane Sandy, with thousands losing power and internet access, however LIHauntedHouses.com still managed to see a 29% increase in traffic. Cait Russell, the site's Creative Director is quoted as saying "Even with the last week of the season decimated by Hurricane Sandy, we still managed to grow in popularity for yet another year. I believe this year the site will be more popular than ever before - Long Island is really amped up for a great Halloween season this year after being short-changed in 2012, and we're already seeing an incredibly positive response this season."
For anyone looking to visit haunted attractions this October, LIHauntedHouses.com is the top resource to turn to - something that hundreds of thousands of locals can already attest to. For haunted attractions in Nassau and Suffolk County, there's no better place to be featured - LIHauntedHouses.com connects the targeted market of Halloween enthusiasts to the haunts they've been searching for, and it continues to grow each year. With 2013 off to a strong start, it's safe to say that this season will be another successful one for LIHauntedHouses.com, continuing their long legacy of popularity and high traffic.