Hub set a new record for pageviews in July

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 August 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – Albion firefighter Carmen Quatro is pictured on top of a fire truck while watching the fireworks on July 5 at Bullard Park.

Orleans Hub set a new record for overall pageviews in July with 444,389. That topped the previous record of set in June when there was 438,579.

The on-line news site started on April 2, 2013 and keeps growing. When we launched, my personal goal was to reach an average of 3,000 unique visitors each day. That was about the combined Orleans County circulation of the Medina Journal-Register and The Daily News.

But we’re well past 3,000. In July we averaged 4,641 unique visitors each day. That was down slightly from the June record 4,757, but a little drop-off was expected with less school news and high school sports. (Mike Wertman still finds a lot of local sports to write about even in the summer.)

Here are our Top 5 stories for July in terms of “clicks,” people who clicked on the headline or followed the story through Facebook or Twitter.

1. Man arrested after manhunt in Holley (July 14)

Photo by Tom Rivers – Emmeritt Massey sits in a chair in front of her garden on South Main Street on July 18 after a bullet just missed her earlier that day while she was tending to her flowers and vegetables.

2. Handgun recovered after shot fired in Medina (July 18)

3. Holley mourns Carmelo Rivera, who starred on the football team (July 8)

4. Medina police looking for assailant (July 19)

5. Police make arrest in July 18 gunshot in Medina (July 28)