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Legacy.com Hits 100 Million Sessions Monthly in 2016

Obituary platform offers partners consistent growth averaging over 100 million monthly sessions

Sep 13, 2016 – Evanston, Illinois – In 2016, for the first time, the Legacy.com Network has averaged over 100 million sessions each month and is currently ranked the 38th most-visited website in the U.S. as measured by Quantcast, making it the top online destination for obituaries.

“At the heart of what we do, we’re focused on being the place where life stories live on. Consistently reaching 100 million sessions shows me that we’re doing something right — that’s 100 million opportunities for someone to be remembered,” said Legacy.com President and CEO Steve Parrott.

Founded in 1998, the company now partners with more than 1,500 newspapers and 3,500 funeral homes to host their online obituaries. Legacy.com works to grow their audiences by understanding how people search for obituaries, organizing that information so that it is easy to discover, and enabling people to remember a loved one.

“Legacy.com is the dominant location for consumers to find online obituaries because we bring the strength of our newspaper and funeral home partners to one singular network. Our partners benefit from greater reach by using the network than they would receive anywhere else or on their own,” adds Craig Ziegler, Chief Revenue Officer for Legacy.com.

Each obituary, or life story, includes a moderated Guest Book that allows visitors to honor the deceased by writing condolence messages and sharing memories. In 2015, Legacy hit another 100 million milestone, surpassing than 100 millionth Guest Book entry. More recently, Legacy.com was recognized by Built in Chicago as the most visited website based in Chicago. Legacy.com has over 40 million visitors each month globally across its network and growing.


Legacy.com is the global leader in online obituaries with over 40 million visitors each month and ranked as a Top 40 domain in the U.S. by Quantcast. Through the Legacy.com and Tributes.com brands, the company provides support and obituary-related services to more than 1,500 newspapers and 3,500 funeral homes in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, U.K., and Europe to help people express condolences and share remembrances of loved ones. Legacy.com partners benefit from unparalleled scale and expertise that enables the delivery of industry-leading products, innovative e-commerce solutions, and award-winning customer service. Legacy.com is headquartered in Evanston, Illinois.

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