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Below is a table showing the visitor stats for the Virtual Swanage website for the past 12 months. Since updating the design of the website a few months ago we have seen a noticeable increase in both visitors and page views on the website. Date Page Views Visits Hits November, 2022 46,996 48,180 453,5
31 October 2023
August 2023 Website Update and News

In the past few months, we have been working on many changes to the website behind the scenes, which improve the speed and compatibility of the website with both mobile and desktop computer users. Th

New Directory listings

Welcome to the following businesses who have added their information to the Purbeck Directory at Virtual Swanage. Jo Porter - Jo is a printmaker who specialises in linocut printing. All Jo's prints a

We are now on Mastodon

We have set up a new social media account on the mastodon website to promote our events and photos. You can follow our new account at

Our 26th Year and Onward

It has been a long time since we have posted in the Virtual Swanage blog, but we have been busy working on the website and adding new content and photos over the winter and spring. Our photo gallery

25 Years of Virtual Swanage

25 Years ago, we started the Virtual Swanage website with 5 pages, now we have over 2250 pages of local information, events, photos and business listings. For our 25th anniversary we have launched a

New directory listings for September 2021

We would like to welcome the businesses who have submitted their details to the local directory at Virtual Swanage Swanage Emporium in Swanage -

Gallery updates with tags

We have been busy working on a new image tagging system for our large local photo gallery at With the new image tags which are located below the images desc

13 new Gallery Images

We have added 13 new photos of the area to the gallery from the early 19th century.

Three new Directory Listings

Welcome to The Salt Pig Swanage in Swanage who have a new listing in the Local Directory at Virtual Swanage Welcome to Cyclex

New directory listings

Welcome to Masala Swanage in the High Street who have a new listing in the Purbeck Directory Welcome to McKenzie's Cafe & Bistro i

Some Purbeck Directory Stats

We currently have 155 businesses, clubs and organisations listed in the Purbeck Directory on with a free listing. Out of the 155 listings: 24 do not have

New listing for Tawnys Wine Bar

Welcome to Tawnys Wine Bar which is in the High Street Swanage who have a new listing in the Purbeck Directory under Restaurants and Cafes at Virtual Swanage