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Chicago Gang History

Customer story

After 6 months working with WordPress to create a site themselves, the author of Chicago Gang History wasn’t seeing the kind of traffic they’d hoped for despite their hard work. Upon examination, Comfusion discovered a treasure trove of niche information that simply needed a little love.

After committing to work with us, we purchased them a domain name, migrated their existing site to CloudCannon, implemented a theme of their choosing, reworked the SEO and launched in 6 days.


I first created my site on WordPress and everything looked great but no traffic was coming in, when I took over a new domain with Comfusion, not only did I end up with a better and sleeker look I ended up with unbelievable traffic and climbed to the 2nd page on Google search in just a matter of weeks!


Since it’s launch on December 3, 2016, Chicago Gang History has continued to experience healthy organic growth. Shown below, graphs detailing organic new user growth from Google. Hover over a graph to view details.

Daily organic growth by number of New Users from Dec '16 thru April '17

Weekly organic growth by number of New Users from Dec '16 thru May '17

We measured how quickly Google noticed the site and started sending new users. Here’s how many came in, and how fast it happened:

  • 43 days after launch, over 50 new organic users per day
  • 53 days after launch, over 100 new organic users per day
  • 79 days after launch, over 200 new organic users per day
  • 97 days after launch, over 300 new organic users per day
  • 151 days after launch, over 500 new organic users per day


  • Began generating revenue within first three weeks
  • Started turning profit in less than 2 months
  • Reached Page 1 of Google 37 days from launch for primary key phrase
  • Receives 75% of its traffic from mobile and tablet
  • Website has been mentioned in the news

Services provided

  • Identity protection for domain owner
  • Domain name procurement and management
  • Site migration from WordPress
  • Web design, development, hosting and maintenance
  • Client portal to add, edit and remove site content
  • SEO, launch marketing and growth consulting
  • Website monetization with transparent reporting


  • Over 250 pages of niche content and media
  • Responsive design optimized for phone and tablet
  • Realtime analytics and user monitoring
  • Cloud CMS integration and CDN performance optimization
  • Revenue-generating ads and user-specific related content
  • Custom contact form and cloud-based email forwarding
  • Newsletter integration for engagement and user retention

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