CityVoter.com, a review and “best of” voting site that powers Web sites for TV stations and other traditional media outlets, has signed a new deal that will boost its count of Hearst-Argyle TV affiliates from five markets to eight. The old markets include Sacramento, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Milwaukee and Jackson. The new markets include Omaha, Kansas City and Louisville. Besides Hearst-Argyle, CityVoter works with stations owned by Fox, Gazette Communications, McGraw-Hill and Post-Newsweek.
Sacramento is the oldest Hearst-Argyle market with CityVoter. Since launching on KCRA.com in February 2007, the “KCRA A-List” has attracted more than 60,000 registered users, who have logged more than 200,000 votes. The 2008 Best of the A-List received more than 120,000 votes — a third higher than 2007.
In addition, users have posted more than 45,000 business reviews and added more than 2,000 new businesses to the guide — which now features over 3,000 local business profiles. Sacramento sponsors of the A-List include McDonald’s, Tires Direct and Cache Creek Arts.