For more than fifteen years, VWvortex has been the definitive online source for the latest information on Volkswagen brands. VWvortex is one of the few independent online communities (and one of the largest) about a single brand of car – Volkswagen. VWvortex has been honed to build a strong community of readers and advertisers, with over 40 million page impressions each month made by more than one million unique visitors. VWvortex combines the best in design and magazine-like publication with the technology and up-to-the-minute community of online forum users contributing to a huge collection of useful information for any VW owner.
We are very excited about VW’s future and hope you get as much out of this site as we do out of our cars.
VWvortex is the collection of a large number of contributions made by thousands of people over time. However we have a few key people making sure the site stays up and running, produce the content you read and generally make sure we stay on top of the latest VW happenings.
Managing Editor: Jamie Vondruska
Senior Editor: Will Barber
Photography: Tobias Zerr
Photography: Si Gray
Sales Manager: John Acton
Tech: Dan Smeltzer
All of us here at VWvortex welcome your input. Whether you have a suggestion to improve the site or story idea you would like to see featured on our pages, we look forward to hearing from you. Just send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We read every message and will get back to you as soon as we possibly can.
From its inception, VWvortex’s mission is to bring the best of design and content to Volkswagen and Audi enthusiasts across the globe. VWvortex has been an active web site for over three years and averages over one million unique visitors and over 40 million page views every month from over 45 different countries. We are currently moving close to a terabyte of data through our servers each month and over the past year we have seen an average increase in visitors of 8% per month. As Volkswagen and Audi continue their extraordinary growth rates, VWvortex too will continue to gain momentum.
We believe strongly that there is no online resource with a better direct connection to Volkswagen and Audi enthusiasts than VWvortex. Our extensive relationships with Volkswagen and Audi enable us to have unparalleled coverage of Volkswagen brands. Quite simply, there is no better or larger source for VW information than VWvortex.
Our community forums are one of the largest automotive discussion forums in the world. We uniquely connect advertisers with customers providing a means to not only sell your products and services directly, but to also conduct research for future products. We offer promotion of your products and services through our front page articles and through social media channels. And we only provide this access exclusively to our advertisers giving you a unique channel to expand your business.
If you are interested in advertising with VWvortex you can send email to: email@example.com
Thanks for your interest in VWvortex.
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