Hub sets another record in August for pageviews

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 September 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo courtesy of Brittany Kennedy  – Brittany Kennedy returned to West Kendall Road home on Aug. 11 to see a black bear by her house. The bear went up on her porch and sifted through a recycling bin and grabbed a coffee can before taking off for the woods. The story about the bear sighting was the most clicked story of the month on the Orleans Hub.

Orleans Hub just completed our 17th month of covering local news and August proved our busiest month for total pageviews.

Readers checked out 454,522 pageviews, which topped the July record of 444,389. Our number of unique visitors each day is holding steady at just over 4,600. Orleans Hub went “live” on April 2, 2013.

We typically post our Top 5 stories of the month but this time we will do our Top 7 because numbers 5, 6 and 7 were nearly tied in pageviews or “clicks” on the headline, numbers that are usually generated through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

1. Bear is spotted in Kendall

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Shelby firefighter John Miller, 36, was injured in this accident on Aug. 1 near the intersection of Maple Ridge Road and West Avenue.

2. Accident with injuries on Maple Ridge

3. Medina police seek autopsy for unattended death

4. 48 ticketed today for failure to yield to pedestrian in Albion

5. Kendall rated top school district in Orleans

6. Medina man arrested for growing marijuana

7. Marcia Tuohey, a trailblazing leader in Orleans County, dies